Frank James Rudo

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Friday, May 27, 2022
11:00 a.m.
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
New Washington , Ohio 44854

Frank James Rudo, age 72, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at The Grove at Oak Leaf Village in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on April 11, 1950 in Cleveland to the late George and Grace (Portaro) Rudo.

A 1968 Cathedral Latin High School graduate, Frank went on to attend Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. He had worked as a Machinist for Alcoa Corporation in Tucson, Arizona but earlier in his life he was a restaurant manager in numerous places.  Frank could be seen as a free spirit who loved to travel. He also experienced living many places:  Cleveland, Ohio; London, England; Los Angeles, California; Fairbanks, Alaska; Tucson, Arizona but finally decided to retire back in Ohio.

Franks big passion was rooting for the Cleveland Browns.  He also was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Frank is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, George and Carol “Bella” (Johnson) Rudo, plus his adopted “in-law” family members, Robert “Bob” and Joyce Johnson, and Marcia (Johnson) and John Giordano.

Frank’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Wesley Hospice for the wonderful care shown to Frank.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service to honor Frank on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio.  Following the service, a luncheon with be held at Cranberry Hills Golf Course Banquet Room, New Washington, Ohio.  Friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Franks life. Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 3590 St. Rt. 98, Bucyrus Ohio 44820 or Wesley Hospice 4588 Wesley Woods Blvd. Suite 2A, New Albany Ohio 43054. Online condolences can be left for the family by visiting


Linda - Nov 23, 2022
I've actually have known Frank since the 80's. We met at Round table pizza. He was always wonderful with my kids and anyone he came across. We were sorry to see him move but we all knew he missed Ohio. He was a awesome chef and Grill master, and a true fan of the Cleaveland Browns. Frank was a spectacular human. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all who loved Frank. I know there is a void in all of our lives.
Sandra (Coder) Plano, Scott, and Ted Coder - May 27, 2022
Our family would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Frank. He was a neighbor to our mother and was willing to get her mail, etc. He was always very considerate, kind, and sociable when we saw him. He will be missed.
Danny and Patti McDermid- Tucson, Arizona - May 27, 2022
George and Bella, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family at this time. Frank was like a brother to us here in Tucson, we enjoyed many years of his company and friendship... and so many good times, he was family to us. He was a kind and loving person to all who knew him, he will forever be missed but never forgotten. God Bless
George and Carol, our sincere sympathy in the passing of Frank. He was always helping in some way down at the Farmer's Market and would see him around town. He will be missed.
Bob and Joyce Johnson - May 12, 2022
George and Bella, Please accept our sincerest condolences, prayers and love. We are so sorry for your (and our) loss. Frank was a valued family member. He was always so kind and thoughtful to us and always asked about our family. We love you. Bob and Joyce