Frank Kucinich, brother of U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, dies at age 60

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Our sincere condolences and sympathies to Dennis Kucinich and his family on the passing of his brother, Frank.

by Grant Segall
The Plain Dealer
July 2, 2009

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Frank Kucinich, 60, died suddenly on Tuesday at his long-time home, the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was the third Kucinich sibling to die since December 2007.

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via Frank Kucinich, brother of U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, dies at age 60 – cleveland.com.

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Distinguished Veteran, Frank Kucinich, Brother of Congressman, Passes Away

Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, July 1, 2009

The distinguished veteran, Frank Kucinich, beloved brother of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, died suddenly yesterday, June 30, at the Ohio Veterans Home, where he had been a resident for many years. He was 60 years old.

Frank Kucinich, Jr. was a United States Marine Corps combat veteran of The Vietnam War, completing his service as a lance corporal.  After his military service, he began a lifelong commitment to fellow veterans, assisting many local veterans organizations in their activities.

Through his military service, he made many friends and inspired those with whom he served. He was recently nominated to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

This past week he accompanied his brother, Dennis, to a reception at the White House where he met President Obama and Vice President Biden.

“Thank you for serving,” the President said to Frank, “I’m proud of you.”

“Frank told me that was one of the proudest moments of his life,” Dennis Kucinich said. “He had a great love of country, which informed every moment of his life. His patriotism was an inspiration to everyone in our family and to everyone he met.”

That was the second time that Frank saw President Obama up close. Frank also attended the President’s Inauguration in January as a guest of his brother Dennis.

Frank was the beloved brother of Dennis, Gary, Theresa, Larry, the late Perry and the late Beth Ann who passed away in December of 2007 and November of 2008, respectively.

The Kucinich family will receive friends at the Golubski Funeral Home, East 65th and Fullerton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday July 5th between 4 PM and 9 PM.  Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM on Monday, July 6th at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, E. 65th and Forman Avenue. Military honors and interment at Calvary Cemetery will proceed the Mass.

from the archives:

Beth Ann Kucinich, Sister of Congressman Kucinich dies

Perry J. Kucinich, beloved brother 12/11/56 – 12/19/07

3 thoughts on “Frank Kucinich, brother of U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, dies at age 60

  1. I didnt know where else to post it and I’m typing in the dark to keep someone asleep (we got one room and a bath)

    Dennis Kucinich just lost a SECOND brother! I got an email and thought that people might want to send condolences.

    He is not “everything I’d want in a president”, but just think where we could be right now, if the Dems had the cajones to run him…thanks…

    In Loving Memory of Frank J. Kucinich, Jr.

    Dear Friends,

    I wanted you to know that my beloved brother Frank J. Kucinich, Jr. was buried this morning. He died suddenly of a heart attack on June 30th.

    Frank was a United States Marine, a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War, the founder of several veterans’ organizations, and a wonderful, gentle, humble soul who travelled life’s path with me for the last 60 years.

    Frank’s passing was sudden and unexpected, a great shock to our family. I shall miss him very much. Please keep him in your prayers.

    Much love,

    Frank J. Kucinich, Jr.
    1948-2009

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