Passing of Professor Frank Cimini

    September 13, 2019

    Dear Members of the University Community,

    I am saddened to inform you of the passing of University of Scranton Professor Emeritus Frank A. Cimini, who taught at the University on a full-time and part-time bases for more than 70 years. He died on Wednesday at his home in Dunmore at the age of 104.

    A 1939 graduate of The University of Scranton, Professor Cimini joined the faculty of what is now the Department of World Languages and Cultures in 1942. He was named professor emeritus at Scranton in 1985 and continued to teach on a part-time basis for decades. He also served as a member of the University’s Alumni Board of Governors. In 1989, he was the recipient of the Frank J. O’Hara Award in recognition of his distinguished service to the University. He received the Educator of the Year Award from the University’s chapter of Phi Delta Kappa in 1977, the Outstanding Service Award from the Purple Club in 1992 and the University’s “Ignatian Medal” also in 1992. The University bestowed an honorary degree upon him in 2001.  Professor Cimini earned his master’s degree from Fordham University. 

    Professor Cimini is the father of Joseph F. Cimini, J.D., professor emeritus in the University’s Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology.

    Funeral information will be forthcoming.



    Jeff Gingerich

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