DEMPSEY, Francis J. “Frank”

DEMPSEY, Francis J. “Frank”

Francis J. “Frank” DEMPSEY, age 85. Beloved husband of 65 years to Alice (nee Malinosky). Dearest father of James (Julie), Kathleen Fitzgerald, Christine Borgman, Eileen Isaacs (Brian), and “adopted daughters” Colleen and Olga. Loving grandfather of Allen, Matthew, Janel and great grandfather of Timothy. Dear brother of Carol Gaetano and the late Marilyn Kilgore, William Dempsey and Jane Graham. Frank was a member of the Holy Name Society for over 60 years and Kiwanis for over 35 years. He held several leadership positions in each.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, THURS. NOV. 10, 10:00 AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE CHURCH. INTERMENT, HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. VISITATION: WED. NOV. 9, 4-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (betw. Snow & Ridge). To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

Francis J. Dempsey was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, one of five children of William and Eunice Dempsey.  He attended Saint Ignatius High School and graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Accounting.  He later became a CPA and CFP and started his own accounting practice which served the business community and individual taxpayers until his retirement after 50 years.

He met his wife Alice while in high school, got married in 1951 and had four children: James, Kathleen, Christine and Eileen.  He spent many hours volunteering with youngsters as a Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Master and an advisor in Junior Achievement.  Together with his wife Alice, he served as a Big Brother for the Catholic Charities program for 25 years, mentoring six little brothers.  Frank and Alice also volunteered together at Providence House for 8 years caring for children from birth to age five.

Frank was a member of the Holy Name Society for over 60 years, and served in all the offices and as the Holy Name President twice.  At Saint Bridget, Frank was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, and sang in the Resurrection Choir.  

Frank belonged to Kiwanis International and was a Kiwanian for over 35 years.  Also, in recent years, he volunteered preparing tax returns for low income taxpayers through the AARP Organization for Seniors.

Frank had many other interests as well. He spent many years as a private pilot. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, boating, golfing, bowling, cooking indoors and out, and playing his trumpet.  He loved to travel with his family, taking vacations in New England and trips out west.  He and Alice had visited destinations all over the world.  

Frank was a very kind and generous man, volunteering his time and donating to charities.

 

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  1. Brett and Kathy Isaacs on November 7th, 2016 4:56 pm

    Mr. Dempsey was a nice man. Only met him a few times but he was very sweet. We know that he dearly loved his family. He will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Frank

  2. Mary Lou Fields on November 8th, 2016 3:38 pm

    ~~Great Souls never part…

    They leave an impression on anyone they come across. Everyone will remember Mr. Dempsey as a Loving and Fantastic human that he was in life.

    God Bless to the Family in this time of grief.

    I am So Very Sorry for Your Loss.

    The Gates of Heaven have opened for another Beautiful Angel.~~

    Rest in Peace Mr. Dempsey..

    Mary Lou Futej Fields

  3. CarolAnne Futej on November 8th, 2016 4:06 pm

    Dear Alice and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you for the loss of Frank,your beloved husband and father.He was a dear friend to Bernie and me and our family. May he rest in peace in his new Heavenly home.
    God Bless you and keep you always in His tender loving care.
    Love and Prayers,
    Carol and family

  4. P. Lee on November 8th, 2016 4:18 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss and I send my deepest condolences. We know that Jehovah God is a God that can’t lie, so his promise at Revelation 21:4 which says “he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more” will come true. You can also visit Jw.org to find answers to other Bible questions.

  5. eileen on November 8th, 2016 9:38 pm

    We will all be together again someday.Dad ,we know you made it straight to Heaven, just because you were a wonderful dad and husband, and friend. You always helped everyone in some way, shape or form. You are already sorely missed and will be always missed, til’ we see you again! God bless You!

  6. Deborah Lontor on November 9th, 2016 6:10 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Alice and her family on their loss. Frank was one of the most influential men in my life in business and personally. He was not only so smart and educated but the most kind and gentle of nature. My late father admired him above most others and I grew to count on him in many ways. I was fortunate to benefit from his knowledge, kindness, and wonderful nature.
    Deb Lontor

  7. Susan DeHaven on November 11th, 2016 5:45 pm

    Dear Aunt Alice and Cousins,
    We do appreciated and loved Uncle Frank and the endless energy you all had to reach out to family members. My brother Joe, sister Chris and myself are struggling to tell our Mom this news. We will keep you in our prayers and hope that we can remember together, someday, the lovely memories that are so much a part of our growing up together.
    Wishing you love and peace in this sad time,
    Sue

  8. Michael Smith on November 11th, 2016 9:03 pm

    I could tell by the way your son Jim often talked of you in a loving caring manor that you truly had to be one of the actual good people in this world. Sorry for your loss and that for which your family must endure. 34 year coworker of JIM’s.

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