• Born: September 11, 1955
  • Died: January 23, 2018
  • Location: Strongsville, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

FRANK N. FERRINI age 62. Frank began his beloved police career as a cadet with the City of Cleveland, then moved over to the Cleveland Metroparks. He later became a Patrolman with the City of Middleburg Heights. In between he taught many classes at Tri-C and University of Akron. He has a side business as an Accident Reconstructionist which he did for many years. He then moved to becoming a Juvenile Diversion Officer with the City of Brooklyn and later a Police Officer where he retired from in 2013. Most recently he was an investigator with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. He will be missed by many.

Frank was the beloved husband of Donna (nee Slapak). Loving father of Jennifer Yensel (Joe) and Angelina Ferrini. Cherished "Big Papa" to Anabelle, Rocco, Enzo and Ozzy. Dearest son of the late Vince and Josephine and brother of Joyce Pallotta (George), Joe (Cindi) and Vince (deceased) (Kay). Funeral services at the funeral home Saturday January 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Interment Strongsville Cemetery. Friends received Friday 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO (West of I-71)



Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to the entire Ferrini
family on your loss. I have fond memories of Frank and family get-togethers with all the cousins. Rest in peace.

Posted by Ray Lance - Aurora, IL   February 09, 2018


I'm so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have met Frank he was such a nice person. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Angela Lozada - Strongsville, OH - Friend   February 01, 2018

I work at Brooklyn City Hall. Frank was always a great guy to run into around town and in the Bldg. Got to hear all about his kids. When he retired we still sent each other jokes by email. God bless you Frank!

Posted by Mary-Jo Banish - Brooklyn, OH   January 29, 2018


I first met Frank at the gym many years ago when my husband told me that I had Frank's daughter Angelina as a Kindergarten student in my art class. Frank was always so proud to talk about her over the years and always had a big smile on his face. He recently shared with me all about her homecoming dress and how excited she was to go. He had such a big heart and it always showed in his smile. My heart goes out to all of his family.

Posted by cheryl mikula - strongsville, OH - Friend   January 29, 2018

Frank I will miss you. Thanks for being my friend you were truly one of a kind

Posted by Shannon Chuna - Strongsville, OH - friend   January 28, 2018


My heart is broken over this as I know yours is.
You know how I loved Frankie. So sorry I couldn't be there for the funeral. I am sure Frank shared with you my situation with Chemotherapy in Houston. I have lost a great friend and colleague.
Feel free to contact me anytime if you want to share any experiences.

Posted by Rick Stanford    January 28, 2018

I've known Frank since 1986..
Back when our girls, Bridget and Jenny were still in elementary school! We shared and enjoyed so many happy memories with the girls growing up all the way through high school & beyond!
Frank's larger than life personality, loving ways and caring soul will be sorely missed!
The Scalzitti family offers our deepest condolences to Jenny, Donna, Angelina & the whole Ferrini family!

Posted by Lisa Scalzitti - Delray Beach, FL - Friend   January 27, 2018

I knew Frank from UXL Fitness. You will be missed. Rest in peace Frank.

Posted by Tom McKay - CA - Friend   January 27, 2018


I was a patrolman with the Berea Police Department when I first met Frank who was with Metroparks Rangers and later would back each other up on some runs when he was with Middleburg Heights Police Department.

I recall Frank being a good cop and would back you up and was always near by if you had a run near the Berea/Middleburg border.

What you see in the photo was Frank. Sometimes tough as nails but when just chewing the fat, jovial and quite boisterous.

To Frank's family and colleagues, well Frank, you will be missed and thought of always.

To Frank's family, my deepest condolences and prayers.



Posted by Jim Stepancik - Berea, OH - Coworker   January 27, 2018

My husband Hank and I are so sad to hear of Franks passing. Frank and I were in Spanish class together at Normandy. Ten years later we were in the same Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Training Academy graduation class. My husband Hank and I both have fond memories of working with Frank. We are praying for Franks family and for the Peace that surpasses all human understanding.

Susan Keltner-Gelatka

Posted by Susan Keltner-Gelatka - High Point, NC - Coworker   January 26, 2018

Donna, Angelina and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lori Quirino - Strongsville, OH - friend   January 26, 2018

I am so saddened by the loss of such a special caring man. Frank took such good care of me while I worked with him in Brooklyn. From his OVI prosecution tips to accident reconstruction, he was my go to guy. I appreciated his knowledge and amazing patience. I could call him anytime of day or night.

I am so sad today when I heard of his passing. My heart goes out to his family. I will truly miss you. Such a gentle giant.

Posted by Hillary Goldberg - shaker hts, OH - Coworker   January 26, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this Donna. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family.

Posted by Trish Nelson - Henderson, NV - Friend   January 26, 2018

Condolences to Franks family. Knew Frank as fellow Police Officer.

Posted by Tony Monastra - Naples, FL - Acquaintance   January 26, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, Donna and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Laura Wright Smith    January 26, 2018

It is never easy to lose someone you love. May the God of all comfort provide you peace during your time of grief.

Posted by BH - Clevelaand Hts., OH   January 26, 2018


I am so sorry to hear this news. Good times, and great memories of Frank. You are in my thoughts and prayers Donna & Angelina. God Bless you, and I hope you find peace with all the good times and memories.


Posted by Mary Rader-Polanski - Hinckley, OH - Friend   January 26, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Ferrini family.Frank will be missed by all of the rest of the family.We'll never forget Frank showing up in his police uniform to a family gathering, walking in, "larger than life", but, a heart of gold. You were our pal for many years when we lived in Parma & we loved you--our dear, sweet cousin.

Posted by Al & Marianne Canitia - Los Angeles, CA   January 25, 2018

Very sorry to hear. I worked with Frank many years ago when he was a Metropark Ranger. Hope you find comfort in happy memories.

Posted by Denny Dancak - Fairview Park, OH   January 25, 2018

I've known Frank for more years than I can remember. I was with Brook Park PD when Frank first got on Middleburg Hts. PD. We became best of friends during that entire time.

He was a great cop and would always have your back in any situation. He was even a better friend and we had a lot of great times together.

If I was back in Ohio I would definitely be there to say good bye to an old friend!

Posted by Tim ORourke - Estero, FL - Friend   January 25, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of peace grant you the peace you need to continue on in the days ahead.

Posted by - Cleveland, OH   January 25, 2018

Loving father of Anthony Staley.

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

Franks family and friends,My sincere condolences to all.Knew Frank for many years, so sorry for your loss.Retired Det. Richard Borowske Parma Police Dept

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

Donna, Angelina, and the entire Ferrini family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Kim and Claire Arthur

Posted by Kim Arthur - Strongsville, OH   January 25, 2018

Oh, Frank, I remember our halcyon days working out at Bally's.
You were a big man in life, and your passing has left an even bigger hole in our hearts!
May God console your loved ones.

Tony and Betsy Heins

Posted by Tony Heins - Strongsville, OH - Friend   January 25, 2018

To all of the Ferrini family, I just wanted to express the deepest sympathy to you on behalf of myself and my parents, Art and Issie Rush. Thinking of my childhood on west 58th st, there are so many great memories with the Ferrini family. My mom kept in touch with Josephine after they both left the neighborhood. Frank hung around with my brother Artie and was always a lot of fun. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this sad time.

Debbie Rush Baker
North Olmsted, Oh

Posted by Debbie Baker - north olmsted, OH   January 25, 2018

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved family member. He served his community. Let the many happy memories
made comfort your family. Almighty God provides comfort and peace through his word the Bible.

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. What a fine man. May God comfort you st this time.

Posted by Carol and Jim Engelbert - Olmsted Twp., OH   January 25, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family Marie Sigan

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

To the entire Ferrini family, our prayers are with you.
John, Cindy and Isabella Comodeca

Posted by John Comodeca - Cincinnati, OH   January 25, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Joyce    January 25, 2018

I was sorry to hear about Frank. I haven't seen him in a while. I was a Brook Park Auxiliary Police Officer. It was a pleasure knowing him. He was a great guy and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you and give you peace and strength during this difficult time.

Posted by David Weinbrandt - North Port, FL   January 24, 2018

My condolences to the Ferrini family. I was a friend when we went to Normandy. I saw Frank occasionally over the years. He never failed to make me laugh. He was a great guy.

Posted by Ronald Kuzma - Broadview Hts., OH - Friend   January 24, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Ferrini Family.

Frank and I grew up together as first cousins with many fond memories.

Farewell my friend and Rest In Peace

Brian & Connie Lance
Oldsmar, FL

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

Our deepest sympathy's to your family, although we haven't seen Frank in sometime we surely will miss his friendship and that great smile.

Posted by Carl and Phyllis (Bloise) Hunt - Melbourne, FL - Family   January 24, 2018

My deepest and sincerest sympathy to my dear friend Donna and her daughter Angelina and all of the family. I will keep you all in my prayers. I wish you strength through this journey and you have my friendship and support forever.

Posted by Roseanne Ryba-Hannon - Harrison Twp, MI - Friend   January 24, 2018

Frank will be missed, I'm shocked. I haven't know Frank that long. but the girls and I sure like to tease him when his jeep was dirty which was hardly ever. He took pride in it for sure.
My heart and prayers goes out to his family, such a great loss personally and professionally.
Warm Regards.

Posted by ROBIN ZACCARDELLI - Strongsville, OH - Coworker   January 24, 2018


We are so very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We will pray for Frank and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. PLEASE let us know if you guys need anything. I'm just a text away.

The Baileys

Posted by Grace Bailey - Brunswick, OH - Friend   January 24, 2018