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Francis J. "Frank" Whalen age 79 of Mentor, died Thursday February 1, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 1, 1938 in Cleveland.

Mr. Whalen was a St. Joseph High School and Cleveland State University graduate and worked at The John M. Allen Co. for 17 years before becoming the owner in 1983 until his retirement in 2003.

Frank was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Mentor, where he was an usher, member of the Men's Club and volunteered for various clubs including the annual church festival.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Diane (Iannicelli) Whalen, Children: Frank J. (Nancy) Whalen Jr., Michael (Leslie) Whalen, Karen (Tom) Cassano, Kathleen Whalen, son in law: Paul E. Sherlock, grandchildren: Frankie, Bobby, Michael, Mitch, Kylie, Kelsey, Alex, Evan and Rosie, siblings: Tom (Karen) Whalen, Jim (Kathy) Whalen, Maryann (Bob) Goff, Kathleen (Henry) DeLisio and many nieces & nephews.

Preceding Frank in death is his beloved daughter Donna Whalen Sherlock, parents: Francis J. and Kathryn Whalen.

The family will receive friends and family 12-4 pm Sunday February 4, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

A funeral mass will be 10:00 am Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave. Mentor. Please meet at the church.

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH.

Family request contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve 17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH, 44110 or Lake County Right to Life, 8558 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060.

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