Frank Ciniglia
November 8, 1949 to September 4, 2002


Francis P. (Frank) Ciniglia,  52,  of  245  Church Road,  Scotia, NY,
unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday at Boston Medical Center.
Born in Westchester County on November 8, 1949. Frank graduated
from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. He received
his bachelors degree from Niagara University in 1971 and his masters
in Education from Buffalo State University.  He received a master's in
Guidance Counseling from Alfred University as well as teaching credits
from Oneonta State and College of St. Rose.

Frank married the former Diana Manciocchi on June 3, 1972.  Frank
had been employed by the  Scotia - Glenville  School  District  as a
Guidance Counselor for over 19 years and was retired from the Army
Reserves with a rank of Colonel.  Frank was a  Disc Jockey  and  a
member of the Capital District Wedding Association,   a member of
the Capital District Counseling Association,  and  the Schenectady
County Community College Advisory Board.   He was also a board
member of Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County. In earlier
years, Frank was a Cub master of Glendaal School Pack 67. He also
served with the Boy Scouts of America.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife  Diana Ciniglia  of Glenville,  son
Michael Ciniglia of Monroe, NY; daughters Lisa Ciniglia of Clifton Park
and Kathleen "Katie" Ciniglia of Glenville, along with his father Frederick
Ciniglia of Harrison, NY and sister Florence Behr of Harrison, NY.
Frank is predeceased by his mother Roseanne Carruso Ciniglia.

Funeral Services were through the Glenville Funeral Home,  followed by
a  Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Interment was at  St. Anthony's Cemetery in  East Glenville.

Contributions may be made to the: Frank Ciniglia Scolarship Fund,
1  Tartan Way,  Scotia NY  12302


To All at the
Capital District Wedding Association,
Words cannot express the gratitude we feel
for all of the kindness and concern shown to us
during Frank's illness, and at the time of his death.
He was truly fortunate to have such a fine group
of wonderful friends.
The kind words, flowers, and the donation to his
memorial scholarship are appreciated so much.

With sincerest gratitude to you.
With our heartfelt thanks,
Diana Ciniglia and Family


With Love, To Frank,

" There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed,
Some forever, not for better, some have gone & some remain.
All these places had their moments, with lovers & friends
I still can recall, some are dead & some are living,
In my life I loved them all..."

These are the words that describe my friend Frank.
I met Frank 10 years ago.
Frank was not only another DJ friend of mine.
Frank was my teacher,  my mentor,  my partner,
And he was my best friend.

When I first met Frank his knowledge of music
"Blew me away"
He has been a musician for years...
In the early 60's Frank was in a band called the
He was so good that
In 1965 he received a letter from the original band
Asking not to use their name.

Music was a big part of Frank's life.
In his many years as a teacher & guidance counselor,
You would always see music memorabilia in his office,
Wall to wall especially Beatles.  He loved Buddy Holly,
The day the music died, “Tommy & the Tulips, (doing
a version of Mr. Blue),  just to name a few.”

"In my Life I've loved them all"    
Frank was the embodiment of love...
A faithful and dedicated Husband for 30 years,
A wonderful Father to his girls Lisa & Katie and
his son Michael.

A true friend.
Whether you needed a song for an upcoming event,
A piece of equipment in the middle of the night,
Or simply just some company...Frank was there...
In fact Frank was always there when you needed him.

Frank never yelled...Frank never raised his voice...
Frank never gossiped...And if a subject were too
controversial,  Frank would simply stop talking or
He would change the subject.

Frank loved his work.
Scotia - Glenville High School will never be the same.
Frank had a positive effect on people.
              As a guidance counselor, as your teacher,
             as a  Father or as your friend
Frank touched you with his heart.

Samantha and Chaz Giknis

In Loving Memory of Frank Ciniglia


I'd like the memory of me
  to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an Afterglow
     of smiles when the day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
    whispering softly down the ways
    of happy times
       and laughing times
       and bright sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
     to dry before the sun of happy memories
     that I leave behind when the day is done.


Thank You Frank

Thank you for being a friend, and for all your help with the
Capital District Wedding Association and Newsletter.
I'm going to miss you, and, your vast knowledge of music.
There are no words to express the sadness of your leaving
too soon.  Know that you have made a difference in this world,
and in all the lives you have touched with your kindness and
generous heart.

T.R. Laz
Capital District Wedding Association


From a friend

I attended Frank's wake.  I met him at a Disc Jockey convention
in Atlantic City a few years ago, and we kept in touch through
Pasta Nights, and email.   He was such a nice guy.
Bob Mitchell


From a friend

"...We are very sad to hear the news about Frank..."

The T.S. Ensemble


From a friend, for Frank,

A lot of people normally assume I know a gazillion things about music
since I do radio as well as mobile, but Frank's knowledge used to blow me away.
He was always curious about my associations with some of the artists
I've played on the air over the years and then finally, I told him,
" Frank, You've seen more of these guys than I have ".

He truly loved music and while I think Oldies were his favorite
given his generation, he seemed to like all kinds. I will miss him.

Ric Mitchell


From a Friend

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Frank Ciniglia of Hot Trax DJ Service.
Over these last 20 years Frank had often been the DJ that was playing
at many of the parties that I was also contracted to "Zing" at. He always
greeted me with a friendly demeanor. I would usually need to use his
sound system and as time went on, he knew when he saw me arriving to
surprise the guest of honor and knew just what to do.

Cindy Werner
Zing-A-Gram, Inc.


To the Relatives and Friends of Frank,

I have been out of the wedding video business for
about seven years now. When I received the CDWA email
about Frank's passing I knew right away who he was.
We only worked together at two or three weddings in
the early 90's but I remember Frank as a very
thoughtful and kind person who enjoyed entertaining
and giving people a wonderful time. I am sure
everyone close to him and his many friends can always
take a moment to enjoy his memory every time they think
about his kindness.
Thank you,
Bill Tucker