Frank Dusini

April 5, 1934 - May 7, 2018
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Frank L. Dusini, age 84, of New Philadelphia died Monday, May 7, 2018, in Aultman Hospital at Canton.

Born in New Philadelphia on April 5, 1934, Frank was a son of the late Louis and Erma (DeBois) Dusini.

He was a 1952 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Northern …

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Frank L. Dusini, age 84, of New Philadelphia died Monday, May 7, 2018, in Aultman Hospital at Canton.

Born in New Philadelphia on April 5, 1934, Frank was a son of the late Louis and Erma (DeBois) Dusini.

He was a 1952 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Northern University in 1957; and was a member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.

Frank honorably served his country as a member of the United States Army “Big Red” 1st Division. As a pharmacist, he was employed by Gray Drug and Shuman Drug. In 1980, Frank opened his own store, Dusini Drug, at New Philadelphia and was co-owner of Dusini Drug at Uhrichsville. Frank was greatly respected for his care and compassion he showed to his clients. He had the ability to see beyond their circumstance and helped those in need in any way he was able. Through the years at Dusini Drug the store had a mascot of sorts, Frank’s beloved dog, Dino, who was spoiled and a celebrity in his own right. Following his retirement in 1994, Frank took a few years off and then turned to teaching Pharmacy Tech Classes at Buckeye Career Center.

Frank loved his church family, Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Philadelphia, where he was a life-long member. He also held a life membership with the New Philadelphia Elks, BPOE 510 and the LCpl Peter Clore Council # 2372, Knights of Columbus. Frank also served on the board for the Italian-American Festival, Birthright of Tuscarawas County, and served three terms as a council-at-large member for the City of New Philadelphia.

Amidst all of his work and activities, Frank took time to enjoy his favorite past-time, card playing. He loved playing Bridge and Jass and even authored the book, “Jass for Beginners”. He also loved traveling to Italy to visit with family.

As a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Frank’s sense of humor and kind, gentle, tender heart will be missed by those who loved him deeply. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, the former Arlene Gray, whom he married on September 24, 1960, their five children, Bryan (Victoria) Dusini of New York, Marc (Marie) Dusini of Akron, Douglas (Rachel) Dusini, Cassandra (Tim) Gowins all of Florida, and Tanya (Kris) Birtcher of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Completing the family are two sisters, Carol (Ron) Groom of Columbus and Linda Dessecker of Dover, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. and James A. Dusini.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 6:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 AM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. A meal and fellowship will follow services in St. Ambrose Hall, adjacent to the church.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Frank’s name be directed to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, 139 Third Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

St. Ambrose Hall


139 Third St NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Sacred Heart Church Building for the Future Fund

139 3rd Street NE
New Philadelphia , OH 44663

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Barbara Lintz Kolacki posted on 6/8/18

Linda & Carol, I remember Frank being your handsome and kind brother when I was just a little girl. He always remembered me when we revisited New Philly many years later. He had the ability of making people feel special. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.


Mary Loy posted on 5/11/18

I'm so sorry to hear about Frank's passing. I have many great memories of him and all of you. May he rest in peace.


martha posted on 5/10/18

Dear Arlene, met your spouse at sacred heart to play bridge and later at Pat's porch and senior center . always a gentleman and great bridge player. he will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss!!. marti Bleininger


Marti Wells posted on 5/10/18

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. My sister, Kathy worked with him at Shuman's Drug Store in Dover. He was always such a nice person. My condolences to his family.


Lisa (Boscarillo) Ickes posted on 5/9/18

Dear Arlene, Bryan, Marc, Doug, Cassy, and Tanja, Praying for all of you as I remember the great times we had with your family as kids, including Pinochle nights for the parents, Christmases, New Years Eves, Tanja’s birthday pizza parties, lobster cook-outs, working at Dusini Drug, and so many other great memories! Frank loved his family so much—that was always obvious to me. May his spirit continue to live on in all of you. He will be missed.


Becky Richesson posted on 5/9/18

Linda so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs to you. Prayers. God Bless.


Shari (Wasielewski) Mauk (NC) posted on 5/9/18

So sorry to hear this news. Praying for your entire family. It was great seeing Frank and Arlene a few years back, and it brought back all the great memories of growing up on Third Street. He'll be missed, but he will live on in all of you!


Donald Moore posted on 5/9/18

May he R.I.P. .......old friend of Bryan......Big hug to you sorry for your loss


Jennifer Williams posted on 5/9/18

My heart goes out to the Dusini family!! I am soo deeply sorry to hear this!! My sincere condolences!! He would always call me spit-fire!! Jennifer Williams and family


Ron Groom posted on 5/9/18

Frank made this world a better place. He was a gentle and loving man. I have always enjoyed his humor and personality. I could make this a long tribute to his life, and all the things he did for the community, but I'm sure others will do that. All I can say is that I love the man. His brother-in-law...Ron


Jamey Gray posted on 5/9/18

One of my favorite memories of Uncle Frank comes from childhood. All the grandchildren were at Grandma and Grandpa Gray's house, lined up on the "davenport" listening to him tell the story of the man with the "Golden Arm". Uncle Frank was very dramatic about it and at the right moment, he loudly shouted the tag line while the parents came screaming into the room. Startled all of us of course, but made Uncle Frank laugh. Jamey Gray


Ruth Joyce Dougherty Zimmerly posted on 5/9/18

Dear Arlene and Family , Mary Jean Dougherty and I were saddened to hear of Frank's passing. Mary Jean especially has many fond memories of Frank and Darlene. Know that we both extend our deepest sympathy and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.


Brenda Peoples posted on 5/9/18

I’m so sorry, Alene. You are in my thoughts. Frank and you seem like family. I hope you can find comfort from all the memories you and Frank have had throughout your lives. ???


Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted on 5/9/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Frank L. Dusini, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Frank L. Dusini, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Sally McCombs posted on 5/8/18

Frank will be missed at the Senior Center. I enjoyed playing Bridge with him.


Ann Thomas-MacDonald posted on 5/8/18

I am so saddened by this news. Mr Dusini was like a second dad to me during my youth. He was also my first real boss. I cherish my memories of working at Dusini Drug and especially my time spent (which was substantial!) in the Dusini household. I will never forget his humor and kindness. I mourn with your entire family. Much love, Ann Thomas-MacDonald


Paula Linard posted on 5/8/18

Frank was an awsome manwith kind loving heart a passion for the people and families he served. When my Dad was ill and my Mom going thru chemotherapy Frank would run the meds to our house. It was more than a job nor business. Frank was an awesome presence in the world. Heaven is lucky to have you.


J. Courtright posted on 5/8/18

My condolences to the family. As a child I was a neighbor of the Dusini family. Frank was always kind, and did not mind us neighborhood children playing in the backyard, as long as we were not destructive. I recall seeing Frank volunteering to raise money for disabled children, and being so proud of his young adult children.