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“I appreciate that we got closer during the last years.As we were growing up he always had to put up with his little sister.Hugs FrankCarole ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Carole Bahnick - DUNEDIN, FL

“I can remember visiting Uncle Frank when I was little girl watching Notre Dame football and smelling his pipe tobacco, it was such a loving Uncle...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jenny Gonzales - Flagstaff, AZ

“To the Pennino family my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father may god bless you all ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Bukowski

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Hoping that all of your wonderful memories will somehow heal your hearts during this sad time. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Creed Vervaet - South Bend, IN

“Free of earth as free as air now you travel everywhere. Love & light to all of you, Ande Kobek ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ande Kobek - Indianapolis, IN

“My sincerest condolences to all Frank's family & friends..Jeff Highfield ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Pennino family,My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. I have many fond memories watching our children growing up. ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Lux - South Bend, IN

“To the entire Pennino family, You are all in our prayers... ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: rocco lupresto - south bend, IN

“Tony, Buffy and Nick,We are so sorry to hear of your dad/grandpa's passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, if there is anything we can do...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Rick & Cindy Kelver - South Bend, IN

“I did not know Frank as well as most of the kids in the North Shore Triangle but given the character of his sons (who I have gotten know)he did his...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I think of all the times we played bridge at your house. I'm sorry but I probably will not be able to come...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Seng - South Bend, IN

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family.Sorry for your loss, Love Norm & Verna Slaby ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to Tony and Buffy, and all of your family...I`m sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Melissa Dhoore Williams - IN

“What a beautiful tribute! ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Carole Bahnick - DUNEDIN, FL

“Baseball parks, and the neighborhood will never be the same. He tried to show a crusty exterior but there was nothing but love for his family in...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Judie - south Bend, In, IN

“To the Pennino Family. So sorry to hear about Franks passing. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Van Goey - Souht Bend, IN

“Tom, Caroline and Family I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers being sent for your family Josie ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Josie Tecce - South Bend, IN


On May 16, 2015, God sent his Angels to Chet Waggoner Little League for Frank A. Pennino, 81, of South Bend, IN - on the same day his grandson pitched a no-hitter.

Frank was born on October 14, 1933 to the late Joseph and Margaret (Lewensky) Pennino in Chicago, IL, and has lived in South Bend since 1965. Along with his parents; he was also preceded in death by his son, Steven Pennino in 1976.

Frank began his career as a Meat Cutter in Chicago, IL, had a 20 year career as a Sales Representative for Oscar Mayer, and retired from the South Bend Water Works in 1999.

On July 16, 1955, he married the former Karen Winder in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Karen Pennino of South Bend, IN; four children, Richard (fiancée Jill Herthoge) Pennino; Thomas (Caroline) Pennino of South Bend, IN; Anthony "Tony" (Elizabeth "Buffy") Pennino of South Bend, IN; and Catherine (fiancé Charles Huddlestun) Pennino of Elkhart, IN; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Cecilia, Madison, Isabella, and Frank; three step-grandchildren, Steven, Chloe, and Nico; one great step-granddaughter, Abriel; one sister, Carole Bahnick of Dunedin, FL; and one brother, Joseph Pennino of Dunedin, FL.

Frank was a loving husband, devoted father, caring friend, and an avid baseball fan. For many years Frank was a baseball coach at both Northside Little League and the former Babe Ruth League in South Bend. It is through those years where he earned the nick name, "Ball Park Frank".

Cremation will take place. Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.

Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Kaniewski Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank Pennino's name to: Chet Waggoner Little League, c/o Keith Stone, 52861 Brookdale Drive, South Bend, IN 46637.

To send online condolences, please visit, www.kaniewski.com.