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Frank R. "Cheech" Chianello

January 31, 1941 ~ June 29, 2018 (age 77)
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North Lima – There was a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana, officiated by Father Christopher Cicero, for Frank R. “Cheech” Chianello, 77, of Columbiana, who peacefully passed away Friday morning, June 29, 2018 with his loving wife by his side after an 8-month courageous battle with cancer.

Cheech will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his humbleness, quit nature and generosity.

He was born January 31, 1941 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Mary (Adduch) Chianello and was a lifelong area resident.

Cheech began working at a young age of 14 at the Bowladrome setting pins. He then was employed with Petersburg Dairy as a milk delivery man in the early hours of the morning while he was attending Struthers High School and on his delivery route is where he met his future wife Andrea. Cheech had the opportunities to work in the steel mills until there closing and then he worked for General Motors Lordstown for over 32 years retiring in 2003.

Cheech had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid walker on the trails of Mill Creek Park and at Firestone Park in Columbiana.

Cheech leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife of over 57 years the former Andrea Kuzak, whom he married October 21, 1961 at St. Matthias Church, a son Randy (Lindsey) Chianello of San Diego, California, three grandchildren Nolan and Corbin Chianello and Olivia Leskey, a sister Josephine (Richard) Korhan of Austintown, his mother-in-law Eleanor Kuzak, his nieces and nephews whom he was extremely close to Paulette, Gregory, Monique, and Mark Cutujian and Andy and Michael Hazenstab, two great nieces Katlynn and Kathy Deitz along with many other nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.

Besides his parents, Cheech was preceded in death by a daughter Elise Leskey, three sisters Clara Gasper, Mary Lou Schuler and Rachel Chianello and a brother Samuel Chianello.

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Frank’s name to St. Jude Catholic Church, 180 Seventh St. Columbiana, Ohio 44408

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and to send condolences to Frank’s family.


Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Catholic Church
180 Seventh St, Columbiana OH 44408


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