US Marine Corps

Francis A. Cruise

April 9, 1932 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 89)


Francis A. Cruise, of Cincinnati OH, Chagrin Falls, OH and a native of Boston, MA died July 28, 2021 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Patricia C. (died January 5, 2021). Devoted father of daughter Patricia A. Cruise SC, Cincinnati OH, sons Lawrence (Sarah) of Bluffton SC, Richard (Lisa) of Johns Creek GA, and Jack (Jenny) of Denham Springs LA, six grandchildren Rachel Dorton (Brad), Nicholas, Courtney, Cathryn, Carly, Caroline and two great grandchildren Henry and Connor Dorton. He was preceded in death by brother James P. and parents James P. and Mary V. Cruise.

Frank was a graduate of both Boston College and Babson College. He entered the United States Marine Corps as a commissioned officer and served for 10 years as an officer and reservist. He spent much of his career in industrial sales where he frequented auto, steel, manufacturing and assembly plants throughout the US and Canada. He will be remembered for his kind nature and was a friend to many.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 3 from 9:30am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am, Bellarmine Chapel 3801 St Francis Xavier Way Cincinnati. The Mass will be Live Streamed through their YouTube channel at Private family burial at Dayton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: Healthy Moms & Babes 2270 Banning Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. 

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August 3, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Bellarmine (Francis Xavier Way Cincinnati)

Video is available for this event

Mass of Christian Burial
August 3, 2021

10:00 AM
Bellarmine (Francis Xavier Way Cincinnati)

Video is available for this event


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