Frank S. Sass

frank sass

October 9, 1966 ~ November 28, 2023

Born in: Kingston, New York
Resided in: Nashville, Tennessee

Frank Stephan Sass, age 57, of Nashville, TN, died peacefully at home on November 28, 2023, surrounded by family and friends after a year long battle with cancer.

Frank was born on October 9, 1966, in Kingston, NY. He was the son of Frank C. Sass and C. Elizabeth (Fassbender) Sass. He is survived by his wife Lisa (Henninger) Sass, daughters Stephanie & Amy, along with brothers and sisters, Dan (Barbara) Sass, Mike (Fran) Sass, Betsy (Bill) Barton, Kathy (Jimmy) Williams and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Franks love of music took hold in the early 80’s when he started playing drums in several bands with friends in his hometown of Kingson, NY. It was soon after that he found his passion in life as an audio engineer and moved to Nashville in 1986. He started working with a reggae/ska band called Freedom of Expression and they toured up and down the east coast for many years. Frank eventually settled for a local-based gig as front house engineer at the legendary Exit/In in the 1990’s. During his time at the Exit/In he met and mixed numerous bands and created many lasting relationships. In the 2000’s Frank worked at the Rutledge, where he continued to create more audio magic. Frank was a master of sound and no matter what type of venue a band played at, if Frank was mixing it was going to be an awesome sounding show. Frank also enjoyed studio recording & mixing, mastering, and even recording his own music at home.

Frank loved life, music and connecting with everyone he met. He never met a stranger and was always asking who you were and where you were from, and more than likely would tell you some sort of interesting fact that you never knew about before. Frank was inquisitive of the world around him, always questioning the status quo and more likely, ourselves at times. Frank was a dedicated husband and father. He loved spending time with his family, playing video games, going fishing, watching the N.Y. Giants, or just sitting on the stoop listening to music. Frank was one of a kind, an inspiration to many, and extremely loyal to everyone who knew him. He was a wealth of knowledge; a “keeper of many random facts” and just an overall great guy to know. He will be deeply missed by so many because he touched so many lives in his short time here. Sadly, the world will sound much different with Frank no longer in it. So, until we meet again. “Out”.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 5101 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Western Hills Church, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209.  A second visitation will be held on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to


Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104. (615) 857-9955.  We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned & operated burial and cremation provider.




Visitation: November 30, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Visitation: December 1, 2023 10:00 am - 10:45 am

St. Ann Catholic Church
5101 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Funeral Mass: December 1, 2023 11:00 am

St. Ann Catholic Church
5101 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

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  1. You’re one of a kind, Frank & we’ll miss you terribly! And I promise, I’ll read the story!!

    To Lisa, Stephanie and Amy…our deepest sympathies & if ever you need something, we’re here for you!

  2. Rest in eternal peace my friend. You were one of a kind and you will never be forgotten. You are one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. You will be missed. Loved by many!

  3. Thoughts are with you Lisa and the rest of the family. He meant a lot to myself and Andy both. There was never a dull moment working with him for all those years. Simply one of the best people I have been able to call a friend. ❤️

  4. Fly high my friend and brother in-law. Thank you for a lifetime of memories. You will be missed. Catch ya on the flipside!!

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss I recall going to school with KCS in Kingstion
    was always a nice guy,, He is God hands Now

  6. You always were and will forever be a very special friend in my heart.
    “Où sont les moutons?” Maintenant, tu sauras. Adieu mon cher ami

  7. We will miss you !
    Thank you for being a good friend
    Praying for Lisa, Amy and Stephanie
    Abraham, Raquel and Sinead

  8. “Hey Jason! Gimmie some of that slidey stuff!! Ok man that sounds great!! Ok I’ve heard enough… alright lemme hear that acoustic” – Frank

  9. Rest easy Frank. The punk days in Kingston NY were long ago, with your passing they seem a little longer. Rest well

  10. Sending you light and love on your journey. I hope you are at peace and surrounded in comfort and in the company of those you have loved that passed before you.

  11. Many years ago, I visited my family in Tennessee with my mom. My husband, Frank was not with me, but Frank Sass was exuberant and excited to show me Nashville. I am grateful for his friendship with my husband and his kind spirit. His loving spirit will carry on,
    I. everyone’s hearts, and be with all of those that know and love him most. I am so deeply sorry to his girls and his wife, his family and friends and everyone that will miss him. Thank you for helping us in our time of need as well dear angel Frank!

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