Joseph E. “Joe” Frank, Sr., 90 of Altoona died late Thursday evening March 9, 2023, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona.
He was born December 25, 1932, in Altoona a son of the late Vincent J. and M. Catherine (Hill) Frank. He married Linda M. Wray on November 29, 1958 in Altoona. She preceded him in death January 16, 1996.
Surviving are six sons, Joseph E. Frank, Jr. of Altoona, Jeffrey R. Frank (Tammy Sprow) of Frankstown Township, Jon C. Frank (Shelly), James P. Frank (Laura), Jerry L. “Buck” Frank (Tammy) all of Altoona, Jay M. “Biggie” Frank (Tina) of Nanty Glo; eleven grandchildren, Joe, Thad, Nick, Madison, Ashley, Abigail, Sydney, Brandon, Isabella, Michael, and Carson; three great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Adelaide, and Apollo; and a brother, Vincent Frank (Millie) of Hollidaysburg.
Joe was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, Melvin, William, and Paul Frank; and several brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
He was a 1952 graduate of Altoona High School.
He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War attaining the rank of Corporal.
Mr. Frank retired as a Police Officer for the City of Altoona on June 5, 1989, following thirty-three years’ service.
Joe enjoyed playing Pinochle, doing puzzles, singing and listening to oldies, especially Ray Price, and following Pittsburgh Pirates baseball.
He was a member of Mountain Lodge #8, Fraternal Order of Police; the Bavarian Aid Society; the Swiss Club; and the St. Stanislaus Club.
A private viewing and funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in memory of Joe please be made to the charity of your choice.
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