12/6/14 —– Frank B. Tuzinski, Sr.

Memorial services for Mr. Frank B. Tuzinski, Sr., age 69, of Manchester, TN will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Father Stephen Klasek officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until time of services on Noon Saturday.

Inurnment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania at a later date.

Mr. Tuzinski passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN.

He was born October 14, 1945 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Joseph Tuzinski and Frances Zaijkowski Tuzinski.

After high school graduation, Frank joined the United States Army June 8, 1964. He served his country for three years during the Vietnam War. Frank was a decorated soldier, having received a Purple Heart for his efforts as well as numerous medals including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal as well as others. He was honorably discharged June 7, 1967. Upon returning home to Pennsylvania, he met the love of his life, Cecelia Hufford Tuzinski. The two married on March 30, 1968 in Luzerne, PA. Frank worked for the State of Pennsylvania, where he retired on July 6, 2001. Shortly after retirement, the couple moved to Tennessee. Throughout his life, Frank was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially turkeys. He was also known to be quite the jokester and usually the “life of the party” by family and friends. In later years, he has enjoyed relaxing and watching golf on television. Frank loved his wife and family and will be forever missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Tuzinski and Frank’s twin brother, Joseph Tuzinski.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Ceil Tuzinski of Manchester, TN; two children, daughter, Trisha Van Dusen and husband, Eric of Palmer, Alaska; and son, Frank Tuzinski, Jr., of Manchester, TN. Also surviving is a sister, Carol Lynn and husband, Alan of Durango, CO and three brothers, Richard Tuzinski of Ashley, PA; Leonard Tuzinski and wife, Nancy of Harvey’s Lake, PA; and Bernard Tuzinski and wife, Mauri also of Ashley, PA; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to: the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org; or to the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St, Nashville, TN 37203 or online at www.nashvillerescuemission.org.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Frank B. Tuzinski