Frank John Lucido

July 11, 1944 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Frank Lucido Obituary

Frank John Lucido, 79, of Grove City, PA, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Frank was born on July 11, 1944, in Bethel Park, PA, to the late Chester and Alma Lucido. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ginger (Gardner) Lucido, sons, Frank (Barbara) Lucido, Jr., Brett (Eleni) Lucido, and grandchildren, Trevor (Megan) Lucido, Tanner Lucido, Danyelle Lucido, Nicholas Lucido, Makena Lucido, and great-grandchildren, Francesca Lucido and Luca Lucido; brother of Chester (Linda) Lucido, many nieces and nephews; and his late brother Thomas and wife Patricia Lucido. 

A charismatic and loving person with a great sense of humor, people found themselves naturally gravitating to him. Frank excelled in sports at an early age, specifically in football and track and field. Frank attended Slippery Rock University and played football under Coach Charlie Godlasky as one of the revered “Charlie’s Boys.”  Additionally, in 2013, Frank was recognized for his outstanding achievements in athletics and coaching by being inducted into the Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame.

Frank married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Ginger, on October 16, 1963. When not spending time with family, Frank and Ginger enjoyed their free time over the years by riding bicycles along the many bike trails in Hilton Head, SC, cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams; especially the Pittsburgh Penguins, and more recently, walking, playing pickleball, or relaxing at Dorsch Beach in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands during the winter months.   

Early in his professional career, Frank was a teacher and coach at Bethel Park High School.  Over the course of time, Frank changed careers to become a highly successful medical sales executive for Baxter and Cardinal Health for over 40 years. While working for Baxter and Cardinal Health, Frank served as an experienced and trusted mentor who received countless awards. 

Working with children was always close to Frank’s heart, as he shared his gift of coaching and mentoring with his sons and eldest grandchild. Throughout his entire life, Frank enjoyed fishing with his family and close friends. Frank’s favorite role, however, was that of a grandparent. Known adoringly by his grandchildren as “Big Buddy,” he was a larger-than-life grandfather who treasured spending time with his grandchildren, never failing to take the time to play backyard sports, offer advice or his enduring support, whether in their relevant sports or in their personal lives. 

To know Frank was to love him. Frank was the epitome of love and patience; an endearing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was the cornerstone that held the family together. His quick wit and sense of humor engaged the room and instantly brought a smile to everyone’s face. As a family, we could not have asked for a better “Big Buddy” to help guide us through life. We will forever cherish our conversations and time spent with him.  Frank’s memory will live on forever in the hearts of all who loved him.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held by the family at a later date.

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