Prominent Downtown Indiana Businessman Dies
|A well known and respected Indiana businessman has died. Frank Mihalcik
passed away this morning at the Indiana Regional Medical Center after
an extended illness.
Not many seven year olds dream of being a funeral home director but that’s what Frank Mihalcik did, and he made his dream come true.
After graduating from the Pittsburgh School of Mortuary
Science in 1959, Mihalcik worked at the former Hallow Funeral Home in
Homer City and the Bell Funeral Home in Indiana prior to starting his
own firm, the Frank T. Mihalcik Funeral Home in 1971.
|Mihalcik owned the funeral home until 1992 when he was stricken with Parkinson’s. He was forced to sell his well established business to the Bence Family from Clymer and it later became known as the Bence Mihalcik Funeral Home.
Mihalcik was also active in several high profile community service efforts and was a part of several local business organizations.
He is survived by his wife Marian. Ironically Frank died on the couple’s 39th wedding anniversary.
The Bence Mihalcik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and friends will be received from 2 until 8 PM Monday with a funeral mass scheduled for 10 AM Tuesday at the St Bernards Catholic Church.