Francis Hein

March 31, 1970 - January 15, 2012

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Francis A. (Frank) Hein, age 41 of Edgewood, KY passed away on Sun., Jan. 15, 2012 at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care in Cincinnati, OH. He Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service. He was a member of Sts. Boniface & James Catholic Church in Ludlow, KY. He was preceded in death by his Father, Thomas D. Hein. Frank is survived by his Wife: Connie Hein of Hebron, KY, Daughter: Amanda Hein of Hebron, KY, Mother & Step-Father: Amy Shores and David Shores of Erlanger, KY, Step-Mother: Bertha Hein of Florence, KY, Sisters: Jeananne Hein of Erlanger, KY and Katie (Rob) Brinker of Dayton, KY, Brother: Danny (Paula) Hein of Edgewood, KY. The Visitation will be on Wed., Jan. 18, 2012 at Sts. Boniface & James Catholic Church 304 Oak Street Ludlow, KY 41016 from 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON. Entombment and Honor Guard Service to follow in St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials to: Sts. Boniface & James Catholic Church. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be made at:


George Coppola - May 18, 2016

So sorry for your loss. The Guard will have just another Guardian watching over the members. May he rest in peace.
George Coppola
Pittsburgh, PA 15071

Dustin Skarra - Mar 18, 2012

I had the pleasure to work with Frank at the EMT school in Petaluma. He was a fun guy to work with and a professional. I will miss him. Wishing you all the best in your time of loss.

Frank Ferritto,LT,PA-C,USCG-Ret - Feb 28, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. I truly appreciated Frank’s hard work and more importantly, his friendship in the clinic at Cape Cod. He was very well respected by both the medical officers and all of the staff. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Dale Neese - Feb 28, 2012

I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Frank. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Frank was my supervisor and dear friend that I met while serving in the Coast Guard. Frank was such a kind, gentle soul. He would do anything to help someone in need. Frank was there for me during a difficult time when many others turned their back on me.
May God bless you and your family during this time and always,
Dale Neese

Mohsinjatoi - Feb 5, 2012

And do you rembmeer that Hazel collected book marks? I had a fistful I was going to give her, but never got around to it before she died. Lovely, thank you.

Carol T. - SK3 - Jan 25, 2012

Am so sorry for your loss. I loved Francis like a brother……..knew him through the VA in Cincy………

HS1 McGuire - Jan 24, 2012

My deepest sympathies to the family. HSC Hein was instrumental in the advancement of my career. I was proud to be one of his students as I went through the HS/IDHS program and honored to call him a shipmate.

Mike Bunzey - Jan 23, 2012

Connie and Amanda, so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Enjoyed working with him over the years, fair winds, Frank.

Melba Jean Crisp - Jan 19, 2012

Connie and Amanda, my heart goes out to you in this time of great sorrow. May the strength and love of those around you help you both throughout the coming months and years. May only the happiest of memories brighten your everyday when you think of Frank; he was larger than life and his memory will continue in the same fashion for those who knew him.
Shane & Melba Jean Crisp

HS1 Marc Capra, USCG - Jan 18, 2012

MY wife Jessie, children Bradley and Alysha send our sincerest regrets and sympathy to Connie & Amanda on their loss of their husband and father. A truely honest, dependable, caring and professional person I’ve had the honor to work with. I will surely miss him. Fair winds Frank!

Donald Swanger, HSCS (Ret) - Jan 18, 2012

I share your loss and sorrow at the early loss of suce a good man. Frank worked for me at the HS”A” School and on my Battlefield/Tactical Medicine Training Team. He always seemed to make the students laugh and put them at ease with his way of just being… well… Frank. He’ll always be remembered by this “Old Grunt” and I know we’ll meet again when I cross the plank to check in with the “Big Platoon Commander”
Semper Fi/Semper Paratus Brother
Don Swanger

Kevin Cronin - Jan 18, 2012

I am very sorry and deeply saddened to hear of Franks passing.
Connie & Amanda, as you grieve, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Frank.
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
Smooth sailing on your voyage Chief, I will never forget you.
Kevin Cronin

Cassie Sylvester (YN1) - Jan 18, 2012

I was so very sorry to hear about your loss. Chief Hein had a kind smile and a joke for me whenever I saw him. While I did not work with Chief Hein for very long, I am happy to have met him. You have my deepest sympathy

Steven Sallese ( USCG Retired CWO) - Jan 18, 2012

It’s very sad to hear the passing of a brother Coastie, Frank was always known for the smile and laughter he brought to your day. He was a good Friend and a Sailor. Who can forget his grand entarnces into the office every day to share the latest joke at CGPC. I am blessed to have known him.
Rest in Peace
Steve Sallese

Karen Conway Mason - Jan 18, 2012

Dear Amy & Dave and family: on behalf of the Conway family I would like to express our sorrow on Frank’s passing. We watched him grow up and our families spent many days together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom Nelson - Jan 17, 2012

Frank was my boss twice during my career and had a profound effect on my performance and leadership style. No one could make me laugh or humble me quite like he could. I willjust always remember the softball games in the summer if 98; and winning the championship for Kaehler Clinic. Seems like life was really simple back then. Rest well my friend, wish you didn’t have to leave us so early!

Gordy Yowell - Jan 17, 2012

It is so hard to find the words to express the emptiness Frank’s passing leaves. Although it has been some time since I last saw Frank I still remember his laughter and incredibly smile and I can’t help but think how much he made all the guys laugh on Friday nights at the “Hut.” Frank was forever thoughtful and caring and he always talked with so much pride about his family and career. I pray that knowing Frank is at peace will provide some level of comfort for his family and that our memories of him will make us smile and laugh as I’m sure that’s the way he would want us to remember him.

MED2 David Romero - Jan 17, 2012

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Frank back in 2002-05 timeframe at the HS-A School house. I will always remember his sense of humor. Peace be with Hein family during this difficult time.

Shannon Paul Reck (HSC) - Jan 17, 2012

I remember meeting Frank when I was first assigned to Air Station Cape Cod, back in 2001. He was a very patient and gracious supervisor. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. He will definitely be missed.

Dena - Jan 17, 2012

Dear Hein Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Frank at CGPC in Arlington, VA. I was the Admin in EPM. Frank was a very nice man. He was always quick to make me laugh. It is a sad loss. My thoughts are with you.

Anita & Don Randall - Jan 17, 2012

To All of You, OUr deepest sympathy. Please know that you are in our prayers and hearts and have been for awhile. You know you are part of our family and always have been. We will miss Frank but I know that he is fishing or playing cards with the rest of the Hein boys and he is peaceful and watching us.

Jim McLoughlin - Jan 17, 2012

My sincere condolences to you all. I remember fondly Connie, Frank and Amanda when you were here at Kaehler Clinic on the base. I well remember Frank’s gregarious personality and sense of humor. My sympathies to you all.

Tom Baroody - Jan 17, 2012

My prayers go out to Connie, Amanda and to Frank’s family during this time of great loss. I only knew Frank for a brief time, but I am a better man for knowing him. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. God Bless.

Tracy Brown Atkinson - Jan 17, 2012

I went to high school with Frank and am really going to miss him. It is such a shame that he left us so soon. We laughed together in many classes and had lots of fun. Frank was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tara Derington - Jan 16, 2012

I wish I could be there for you tomorrow. Although I can’t make it due to class, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I love you and I know your dad would be proud of all that you have accomplished. Keep your head held high.
LITB and so much more,
Tara Derington

Mack Gassan - Jan 16, 2012

Connie and Amanda, we are so sad for you and everyone who ever had the honor of knowing Frank. Frank was the epitome of Family, Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. I really miss that guy. Every memory I have puts a big smile on my face. Like the thunder cloud at the shrimp boil in Cape Cod and with what happened to Lily the next morning. I wish I had many more years of memories like that, but the time we did have together was priceless and I will never forget him. I wish you and Amanda peace and if you ever need anything, we are always here.

Tim & Brenda Aykroyd - Jan 16, 2012

We have been friends with Frank & Connie since Yorktown, VA over 20 yrs. ago. We are so very saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, particularly, Boo. We saw the closeness between Boo and Frank through the yrs. I know that Frank will be watching over Boo from above. Boo, we love you! Connie, we love you ! And to the rest of Frank’s family, we have you in our prayers.
R.I.P. Frank… we love you and will certainly miss you! But through Boo, part of you will always be with us!

Jeff Winkle - Jan 16, 2012

I went to high school with Frank. He was a great guy with an absolutely infectious laugh and personality. Some of my fondest memories were on the hill before football practice where we all shared lots of stories and lots of laughs. Your family is wholeheartedly in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Jeff Winkle

jacqueline Farris - Jan 16, 2012

Dear Amy, Dave, Jeanie, Katie and Danny,
My heart aches for you in
the loss of Frank. I remember how funny and cute Frank was even as a little boy. This is such a sad and lonely time, I know, for each of you in your own way. Amy, my heart just breaks for you.
Jackie Farris

Jerry Farris - Jan 16, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

LCDR Karen Jordan - Jan 16, 2012

I was very saddened to hear that Frank had died. We worked together in Boston and I will always remember his laugh and his strong sense of duty and dedication. He will be missed by all.

Charles Hetzel, Jr. - Jan 16, 2012

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved father, son, & brother. I’ve know Frank since the early days in Ludlow – Kindergarten and then later Jr/Sr. High at Ludlow High School. We began really great friends when playing football together at Ludlow and Frank was also a member of our 1986, 87 and 88 LHS Track teams. He was always a friend who was there for you, could lighten the mood, and always, always made me laugh. He was also a man of great integrity and I know he was always so proud of his daughter Amanda. He would light up with a smile (even through a phone call) when he said her name. I’ll always remember our great times together Frank in High School and in the years we kept in touch after. Rest in peace my friend.
May his family find peace knowing that he is resting peacefully in heaven and smiling forever down on all of us.
Charles Hetzel, Jr.

Randi (Denham) Laws - Jan 16, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. I graduated with Frankie and will always have very fond memories of him. He always knew how to bring a smile to everyone’s face and always knew how to lighten the mood. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you can find peace at this difficult time. Randi (Denham) Laws

Danielle & Jeremy Allen - Jan 16, 2012

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved son, brother, father. May you find peace knowing that he is at rest in his heavenly home, free from pain and worries.
The Allens (Rob Brinkers niece)

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