• Died: January 28, 2013
  • Location: North Royalton, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

FERENC "FRANK" KIS age 86. Beloved husband of Simonne (nee Lavigne). Loving father of Isabelle "Isy" Galizio (Lou). Cherished grandfather of Santino "Tino" and Marielle "Mar" Galizio. Dear brother of Ilona Gyongyosi (late Kalman), Amade (deceased) (Ida), Rozsi Magyarody (Szabolcs), Pal, Miklos (late Nancy), Marta Konczak, Emese Altheim (deceased) (Karl) and the late Szofia, Bela, Ida Taylor (George) and Dezso. Special uncle, cousin and godfather of many. Scoutmaster for the Hungarian Boy Scouts for many years. Member of the Knights of St. Ladislas and Member of the Hungarian Association. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday February 2, 2013, St. Rocco Church, 3205 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH at 11:00 AM. Friends received Friday 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Frank was an amazing man ! So sorry Simonne.

Posted by Dave & Georgette Dubitsky    February 03, 2013

God bless Feri Bacsi, it was so nice to spend time talking to him in that short time we spent together with his family while our girls were in high school.
Thinking of you all with love,
Catherine and Loretta

Posted by Catherine and Loretta Keresen - Fairview Park, OH - friends   February 02, 2013


Dear Simone, Isy, Lou, Tino and Marielle,
Aleks and I offer our deepest sympathies on Feri Bacsi's passing. We wish that we could be with you during this time, and we send you lots and lots of hugs and kisses. Feri Bacsi, you and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Nori and Aleks

Posted by Nora Magyarody - Kingston, Ont. - Grand-niece   January 31, 2013

Simonne neni, Isy, Lou, Tino and Marielle,
My apologies for any spelling mistakes in my previous post of thoughts for Feri bacsi. God bless Feri bacsi. We will miss him.

Again, our sympathy, prayers, thoughts and love are with you all.

Love and Peace,

Vicki, Chris, Sabrina and Valentina

Posted by Vicki Stein - Pittsburgh, PA - niece, nephew in law, 2 nieces'   January 31, 2013


Dearest Simonne neni, Isy, Lou, Tino and Marielle,
My heart goes out to all of you. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will miss the family stories and photo sharing. Our family historian is no longer. How very sad for all of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially this weekend. I am so sorry I live so far away. God bless you all. God bless Feri bacsi. I will miss him. Isten Veled Feri bacsi. Nagyon szeretlek.

Posted by Csopi - Sylvia Makk - Honolulu, HI - Niece   January 31, 2013

Chers Simonne, Isabelle, Lou, Marielle et Santino,

Même si nous sommes loin de vous, nous partageons votre peine dans ce moment si difficile qu'est la perte d'un mari, d'un père et d'un grand père tendrement aimé.
Lors de ses voyages en france, "Tonton" Ferenc partageait son "franglais" inimitable avec un petit nombre de privilégiés. Ce fut un grand bonheur de vivre ces moments avec lui. Les sujets de discussions étaient un peu éclectiques... les voitures, la politique, un peu, et surtout les sujets concernant l'Amérique, son pays d'adoption dont il était si fier.

Nous vous embrassons très fort.

Franck, Marielle, Cléo, Garance

Posted by LAVIGNE Franck - Saint Maur des Fossés - - Neveu   January 30, 2013

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Antonio DiRusciO & Renee L. Thatcher

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2013

I know it's been awhile since we've seen you but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
Love, Gordon and Diane Usrey

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2013

There are no words that express the loss of a beloved famiy member or friend. May you find comfort in the love and memories that will live forever in your hearts. He will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him.
May God bless you all
Your friend forever and always

Posted by Bette Di Franco - Clevland, OH   January 30, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

The St Rocco Day Care Staff and Students

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2013


Uncle Ferenc, Thank you for the great memories , your in my heart for ever . Thank you ....... Aunt Simonne so sorry for your lost, may God bless you and keep you . Peace be with you Isy so sorry

Posted by Emoke , Joseph - God Daughter   January 29, 2013


Ferenc, You are a good Brother . you will be missed, but I will carry you in my heart , Deepest sympathy Simonne and Isabelle

Posted by Pal {Pauly } - Brother   January 29, 2013


We are so saddened by the passing of Ferebasci. Please accept our sympathy, prayers and condolences, Aunt Simone, Isy, Lou, Marielle, and Tino, on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We will always have fond memories of Ferebasci (Uncle Frank) and we know that one of the brightest lights on the planet has gone out. I take comfort in the knowledge that Ferebasci is no longer in pain and is now with Nagymama, Nagypapa, and my parents and his other siblings up in heaven. Let's rejoice in his legacy.
Love and Peace to you all!
Vicki, Chris, Sabrina and Valentina

Posted by Vicki, Chris, Sabrina and Valentina Stein - Pittsburgh, PA - neice, nephew in law, 2 neices'   January 29, 2013

Wanted to share that I miss Uncle Frank and that I am thinking about all of you... Aunt Simone, Isy, Lou, Tino and Marielle. You are in my heart and mind.

Cousin Peter

Posted by Peter Taylor - Cleveland, OH - nephew   January 29, 2013


Simonne, Isy, Lou, Marielle & Tino,

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear husband/father and Grandpa.

I always looked forward to seeing Frank every Sunday at church, and am so glad that we got to have many chats about the good old days at Ferro.

You were blessed to have such a dear and loving man in your life. He will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

God Bless.

Posted by Lynne O'Malley - Cleveland, OH - Friend   January 29, 2013