Frank “Hammer” C. Mincin, 80, of Duncansville went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a lengthy health battle.
He was born in Altoona on June 25, 1942, and was the son of Raymond and Angelica (DelBianco) Mincin. On October 16, 1965, he married the love of his life, Nancy Hammel, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, and they shared 57 amazing years together.
Frank is survived by his wife; sons, Frank (Pam) Mincin and Michael (Tammy) Mincin; daughter, Dawn (Jamie) Focht; sister, Marina (Jack) Ross; sister-in-law, Linda Mincin; special friend, Jack Weidley; cousin Eugene (Darlene) Crist; and grandchildren, Heather, Matt, Brent, Emily, Alex, Noah and Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sav Mincin; and granddaughter Mikayla, who was his pride and joy.
Frank was a graduate of Altoona Area High School in 1961. After high school, he served in the Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant. After his honorable discharge, Frank spent 20 years as a brick masonry foreman, and finished his career with 30 years of service as a general foreman for Norfolk Southern.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg.
Frank loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed working out and attending car shows. Frank especially cherished watching his granddaughter play softball.
There will be a public visitation at The Good Funeral Home, Inc. on Plank Rd on Monday, January 23rd from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and on Tuesday January 24th from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral service. Pastor David Bowman officiating. Military honors will be given by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will take place at Alto-Reste Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the Mikayla “Mick” Focht Memorial Scholarship set up for his angelic granddaughter, Mikayla, through the Central PA Community Foundation, 1330 11th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601, centralpagives.org.