Frank Cipriani

Frank Cipriani


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June 7, 2022. 1941-
2022. Frank Cipriani was
a former professional
baseball outfielder,
whose career extended
from 1960 through
1966. He appeared in
Major League Baseball for 13 games as
a right fielder for the Kansas City
Athletics in 1961. From 1955 through
1959 Frank attended St. Jude Bishop
Timon High School in Buffalo, NY,
where he achieved both academic and
athletic successes. At Timon, Frank
achieved All Western New York honors
in basketball and baseball and was
named “Man of the Year” in 1959.
Upon graduating from Timon, Frank
attended Fordham University in New
York City, NY on a full-ride basketball
scholarship. Frank’s accomplishments
also included numerous successful
business endeavors that he started and
ran with his brother Mario. These
included the restaurants “Big Wheel” in
West Seneca, NY, “Macaroni Company”
and “Garcia’s Irish Pub”, both located in
Buffalo, NY. Frank was a Lieutenant in
the Lackawanna Fire Department, and
served for 35 years. In April, 2022 he
was inducted into the Timon Athletic Hall of
Fame for the 1958 Varsity Baseball Team.
The one success that Frank valued above
all others was his loving family, which
included his wife of 54 years, Margaret,
his children Guy, Francis, John, Joseph
and Marie, and his seven grandchildren
Jack, Nicholas, Isabella, Evan, Madeline,
Roman and Evangeline. Loving son of the
late Mary and Gaetano Cipriani; dear
brother of Mario (Regina) and the late
Pasquale. Relatives and friends may
(Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd.
near Lake Ave., on Friday from 4-8 PM,
where a Funeral Service will be held on
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Frank
was a US Army veteran.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Frank
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Lombardo Funeral Home - Orchard Park