William A. Minnick

William A. Minnick, 90, of 181 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Highland View Health Care in Brockway.He was born June 28, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Adeline Cannon Minnick.On Aug. 8, 1945 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Arlene M. Lenze, who survives.He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys public schools. Mr. Minnick was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII in the European Theater, was a Prisoner of War, and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Society, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans.He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1987 after 37 years of service.In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, David W. Minnick and his wife Sandy of Sharon, Robert A. Minnick and his wife Katherine of St. Marys, and Ronald J. Minnick and his wife Mary of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Timothy Minnick, Gregg Minnick, and Megan Klingensmith; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rita Minnick of 29 Palms, Calif.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Minnick; and nine sisters, Julie Schreiber, Gertrude Cheatle, Rose Stauffer, Anna Bobenrieth, Viola Curry, Genevieve McBride, Mary Smith, Adeline Lenze and Helen Minnick who died in childhood.A Mass of Christian Burial for William A. Minnick will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857; the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857; or the Rides 4 Vets, P.O. Box 70, Ridgway, Pa. 15853.Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.