Franklin L. Tinnin, Sr.

April 22, 1929 - June 21, 2022 Ellicott City, MD | Age 93 Frank

Franklin “Frank” L. Tinnin, Sr., 93, of Ellicott City, Maryland, entered into rest peacefully on June 21, 2022 at GilChrist Center in Columbia, MD. Frank was born in New Garden Township, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1929 and was one of nine children to the late John and Martha (Weaver) Tinnin. He was the husband of the late Katherine E. (White) Tinnin, who he lovingly called “Kate”.

Frank received his education in the Avon Grove School District and worked as a truck driver for 40 years until the time of his retirement. Had he not become a truck driver, he expressed that he had an interest in a career in law enforcement. He enjoyed playing cards, checkers and a good game of pool. He was a huge sports fan and would watch just about any sport on television and while on the road, listened to sports radio broadcasts. Frank also enjoyed visiting the track to watch horse racing. He was very competitive and had even taken an interest in playing dominos for a bit until he “got tired” of beating his competition.

Frank lived a very simple life and later in life grew fond of TV talk and game shows like Price is Right, Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall and Judge Judy. America’s Got Talent and American Idol were also a part of his routine watchlist. He had a love for country music and always wanted his radio on to enjoy his music at bedtime and when he was enjoying a meal. He loved having visitors, especially from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More often than not when they visited they could always count on a piece of gum or a snack from “Pop Pop.”

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by four brothers: Ernest, Hilford, Elwood, and his twin William; four sisters: Ava, Alice, Evie and Gladys. He was also preceded in death by two sons: Kent and Frankie; and a grandson, Duane.

Left to cherish his memories are his children: Marlene, Dana, Bryant, Dawn, Lynda “Denise”, Valerie, Aretha (Kerry), Allyce, Robert, Raymond, Michael, Erin and RoseMarie; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great- grandchildren. He will also be remembered as the patriach of the family by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

You are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:00AM at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Services will begin at 11:00AM and interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.

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Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.


Calling Hours

June 29, 2022 10:00AM to 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

June 29, 2022 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


June 29, 2022 Following Service Union Hill Cemetery
424 N. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Aretha and family, the Minor family expresses their condolences. Our prayers go out to you during this painful time.

    Donna Minor | June 30, 2022 at 8:39 PM
  2. Sister Marlene may God strengthen you and your family. My heart and prayers are with you.

    James Bowman | June 29, 2022 at 6:53 PM
  3. Marlene, Dana, Dawn and Aretha,
    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and praying God’s love to comfort you and bring you peace.

    Kathy Baker | June 29, 2022 at 10:42 AM
  4. Our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your Father. Praying that God will provide strength and comfort during this time and that as the days go by…all of your beautiful memories will sustain you. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us”. Wishing you all peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Brett & Angie Hovington | June 29, 2022 at 10:10 AM
  5. To the Family, It has been My Pleasure to know Frank. Having Frank there while working for You, Listening to Him talking about the Past and about Sports was a Pleasure. I would like to give My Prayers and Condolences to All of You at this time. My God Keep You All in His Loving Care!!!!!
    Wade Taylor and Family

    Wade Taylor | June 29, 2022 at 8:34 AM
  6. To:Marlene/The Tinnins’ Family – Sending our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family. 🙏
    Richard Reeves (The Reeves’ Family)

    Richard H. Reeves | June 29, 2022 at 6:42 AM
  7. To the Tinnin Family: May your trust in the Lord be a comfort to you in your time of mourning.

    Terry Tate | June 28, 2022 at 11:30 PM
  8. Uncle Frank I have so many fond memories of you and the one thing I remember most of all is when I would come to your house and you would say did you eat ? It made me feel so comfortable and welcome, I love the memories, and I loved you and aunt Katherine. My prayers go out to all the family. I love you . Patricia Mathis Kenneth Mathis and family .

    Patricia Mathis | June 28, 2022 at 7:47 PM
  9. Uncle Frank. I am sad but rejoicing your with your Lord and Saviour. 93 years the Lord kept you on this Earth. For he had you to teach and show one’s to be Truthful, kind, and caring. I love you Uncle Frank. Please meet me at the Gates oof Gold when it’s my time.

    Paul .D Jeffries | June 28, 2022 at 1:35 PM
  10. Aretha, Dawn, Marlene & Dana,
    We were so sorry to hear that Frank had passed. You all have our deepest sympathy. We npray that God keeps his eyes upon you and his arms around each of you as He walks with you during this time. Frank may you rest in sweet peace. 🙏🏽

    Love always,
    Mary & Tonika Holland

    Mary Holland | June 28, 2022 at 10:19 AM
  11. Marlene and Family
    Those we Love don’t go away
    They walk beside us everyday
    May God keep you and your Family
    In his Loving care
    Jo-Ann White Brady

    Jo-Ann W. Brady | June 28, 2022 at 9:42 AM
  12. Our condolences to Marlene and the Family. Words can never truly convey what the heart really feels. Our prayers are with you guys during this timer. Strength and comfort be your portion. Barry

    Barry Story | June 28, 2022 at 9:35 AM
  13. My deepest condolences to my dearest Dawn and the entire family. Prayers and love are sent to each of you. I have fond memories of your dad. Over the years I believe Mr. Tinnin took a liking to me and tolerated me invading his space with questions, hugs, and small talk which relaxed him to the point, I got him to smile and chuckle before he resorted back to his serious facial posture (lol). The highlight for me was back in 2016, when he allowed me to do physical therapy with him increasing his range of motion & strength (through walking, arm, hand & shoulder movements). He had a sensitive heart ❤️ 💙 and grateful he allowed me in his space. I appreciate the fellowship in welcoming me into all the family events over the year. I pray God’s peace be with you all during this time of bereavement. Please remember, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:18

    Gloria | June 28, 2022 at 8:27 AM
  14. To the Tinnin Family
    You’re in our prayers as you say goodbye to your father. May you find healing and comfort during this sorrowful time.
    Tonda & Curtis Hawkins

    Tonda | June 28, 2022 at 7:32 AM
  15. Miss Marlene, I’m sorry to hear about your family’s loss. My condolences to you and your family at this time. It’s difficult losing a loved one especially your father or your mother. Keep your head high and in time things may become easier. Prayers Up!

    The Parson Family

    Keith Parson | June 27, 2022 at 11:37 AM
  16. Marlene, Dawn, Aretha, & Dana,
    We are all so very sorry for hear of the loss of your father. We were neighbors for many, many years and have so very many fond memories of Mr. Frank. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are praying for strength, comfort, and peace for your entire family during this difficult time.
    Love Always & Forever, Christine (Minor) Peebles & The Minor Family

    Christine Peebles | June 26, 2022 at 9:54 PM
  17. Sis Erin I’m truly sorry for your loss your dad was the greatest . Only good memories do I have close to my heart. Frank is resting easy and peaceful. Sending hugs and kisses and much needed strength to you and the family.

    Liz Fountain (Teeter) | June 26, 2022 at 2:14 PM
  18. Marlene, I didn’t know your father, but my heart hurts for you and your family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you. Love Kate

    Kathleen Ferris | June 26, 2022 at 10:57 AM
  19. To Joycelyn and family. Praying for your peace beyond understanding at this time. I always enjoyed the “Frank” stories and how your face lit up when you spoke about your grandfather. I am thankful for you for the years and memories. Holding you close to my heart during this time.

    God Bless
    Vanessa Chambers

    Vanessa | June 26, 2022 at 9:36 AM
  20. I am sending my condolences to the children, grand-chidren and great grand-children of Frank Tinnon. You have memories and memories are something that no one can take from you. Enjoy your memories and keep them and know that God has his loving arms rapped around all of you. Love, Cousin Beverly

    Beverly Roy | June 26, 2022 at 12:30 AM
  21. Sending our deepest condolences love hugs and prayers for you and your family. Charles (Puddin) Cornelius & family. (Diana) 🙏🏽💙🙏🏽

    Diana | June 25, 2022 at 11:02 PM
  22. Love you Uncle Frank. You will be missed. Your Great Niece Kimberly and husband Mario Jimenez.

    Kimberly E Jimenez | June 25, 2022 at 9:12 PM
  23. Dear Marlene and family. May the healing power of deep Love and Beauthful memories help you through this difficult time. Uncle Frank will be truly missed. With Love and Sympathy. Laura and Morris Bantum.

    Laura Bantum | June 25, 2022 at 10:46 AM
  24. My prayers are with the entire family…Dawn I have known you since I was 15..Your Dad was always a strong force and presence…So sorry for your loss….Love, Narrina

    Narrina | June 25, 2022 at 4:31 AM
  25. Dear Marlene and Family, Our parents become more dear to us as they age. What a blessing for your family to share in your Father’s long life. Russ and I are sending our prayers to lift you in this sadness.
    Thoughts and Prayers,
    Kathy Kilmer

    Kathy Kilmer | June 24, 2022 at 4:37 PM
  26. To the Family,
    They say weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
    Frank was a well-loved man, many many memories he left behind with all of us. He left an indelible mark on this Earth that cannot be replaced, so family please know he’s okay,
    he’s in God’s hands, pain free walking and talking with all his friends and buddies that went on home before him.
    Trust me he is okay.
    Rest easy Frank, Rest easy buddy.

    From the family of Madeline Brison,
    Joyce, Joan, Joanne, Bubby, and Richie

    Joanne M Carter | June 24, 2022 at 3:16 PM
  27. i always liked frank he will be missed,i think he used to live near me a long time ago in the alder house i could be wrong sorry for your loss

    alfred+l+lewis | June 24, 2022 at 2:27 PM
  28. So sorry for your loss, Marlene. Stay strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roger Brown | June 24, 2022 at 9:26 AM
  29. Marlene, Mom and I are so sorry for your loss! Our condolences and prayers to you and your family! Take comfort that he was blessed with a long life and many warm memories!

    Sincerely, Bobby and Jean Mitchell

    Bobby and Jean Mitchell | June 23, 2022 at 5:47 PM
  30. Marlene, so sorry for loss, it’s heartbreaking, but you have friends and support, it’s important, believe me, God bless and keep you and your family

    Dee Augustine | June 23, 2022 at 5:45 PM
  31. So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort from the Lewis & McMillan families.

    Deborah Lewis | June 23, 2022 at 4:48 PM
  32. So sorry Marlene. I’m saying prayers for you and your family. Love, Shelley

    Shelley Parsons hastings | June 23, 2022 at 3:17 PM
  33. Love and condolences from the Harold McKim Family. May God give you peace and comfort at this time of loss. 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️

    Arlene M Norton | June 23, 2022 at 3:14 PM

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