Dr. Frank  Cianciolo

Obituary of Dr. Frank W. Cianciolo

Dr. Frank “Hank” W. Cianciolo, beloved husband of 62 years to Odelia “Dee” (Amberger) Cianciolo, son of John and Lena (Palmisano) Cianciolo, loving father of Tina (Joe) Koczeniak, John (Mary Ann) Cianciolo, Carrie (Dave Kuhn) Cianciolo, and Frank Cianciolo Jr, cherished grandfather of Jerry Braun, Nick, Matt & Stephanie Cianciolo, and Scott & Neil Jones, adored uncle to Dr. Janine Cianciolo (Joe Nahon) and preceded in death by his brother Jim.

Graduate of Covington Latin Junior High School 1944.

After graduating from St Xavier High School in 1948, entered UC’s Pharmacy College. Enlisted in US Air Force in 1950, then returned to finish pharmacy school after fulfilling his Air Force commitment in 1953.

Heard the calling to serve his community as a physician, so attended UC’s College of Medicine, graduating in 1960.


After completing his residency program, he entered private practice in 1961 by opening an office in Kenwood.  In 1963 he formed a partnership in with Dr. Harry Stagaman and then was later joined by Dr. John Gillen. He was a dedicated and well-loved family physician for many years.


In 1977 he left private practice to lead the University of Cincinnati’s Family Medicine Program.

In 1979 he was recruited by Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company to serve as Medical Director, a position he held until he retired in 1993. During this time, he also did examinations for the Federal Aviation Administration and American Financial Corporation.


Over his career he generously volunteered his time to several initiatives working to improve healthcare delivery and access to health insurance, and to numerous organizations including the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Southwest Ohio Cancer Control Board, Madeira & Indian Hill Fire Department, Indian Hill High School’s football team and Moeller High School’s athletic teams.

Visitation is to be held Thursday 12/6 at the Thomas-Justin Memorial (7500 Montgomery Rd 45236) from 4-7PM.  Mass to be held Friday 12/7 at 9:30AM at St. Gertrude Parish (6543 Miami Ave 45243). 



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thomas-Justin Memorial
7500 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday, December 7, 2018
St. Gertrude Catholic Church
6543 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


11:00 am - 11:15 am
Friday, December 7, 2018
Gate of Heaven
11000 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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