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Francis "Frank" Gilbert Lecker | 78

October 1, 1943 - September 25, 2022

Francis “Frank” Gilbert Lecker, 78, of 167 Robin Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 1, 1943, in St. Marys, son of the late Norbert and Caroline Hassenetter Lecker. Frank was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He worked for 27 years at Stackpole Fireproof before going on to attend Penn State DuBois and then Jeff Tech, earning his Machinist certificate. He then worked for 10 years at Metaldyne in Ridgway, from which he retired.

On February 4, 1967, in the Queen of the World Church, Frank married Linda A. Vollmer, who survives. Together they shared over 55 years of much love, laughter, and happiness.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his daughter, Tracy Ann Bober (Mark) of Erie; his sons: Frank Lecker (Lisa) of DuBois and Travis Lecker (Desire’) of Wilcox; six grandchildren: Courtney Shope (Chris), Abby Lecker, Isabelle Bober, Drew Bober, Tabby Lecker, and Maverick Lecker; and by his sister, Sr. Mary David Lecker, OSB, of Bakerstown, PA.

Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by four sisters: Marion Mertz, Bernice Kline, Jane Moylan, and in infancy, Martha Lecker; and by four brothers: Clarence, Richard, Earl, and Lavern Lecker.

Frank was a member of the Queen of the World Church. In 1961, during the Missile Crisis in Cuba, he served as a Sergeant of the 155 Howister of Battery B, Artillery Battalion, and went on to serve in the Army Reserves for a number of years. He was also one of the founding members of St. Marys Search and Rescue. Frank’s favorite thing to do was to ride his motorcycle, which he had been doing since he was 16 years old.

Frank loved being with his family. His grandchildren were the joy of his life. He was truly the best husband, father, brother, and grandfather a family could ask for. His legacy will live on in the life lessons, happiness, and love he showed his family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 10:00 AM, 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 Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Elkland Search and Rescue, PO Box 685, St. Marys, PA 15857.



No Visitation

Funeral Service

September 30, 2022
10:00 am
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

September 30, 2022
11:00 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Linda & family, we are very sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with youse.

  2. Heaven received another angel. He was the best uncle ever. Never a time he wasn’t there for all of our family. He will be missed, but no longer suffering. My prayers go out to you Aunt Linda, Frank, Tracy and Travis. Love Deb

  3. Linda I am so sorry to hear that we lost such a good friend. He has left many good memories. Know that I will miss him. My prayers are with you and his family which he lived as long as he could to be with. A dear friend forever

  4. Dear Linda & family,
    Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences regarding Frank’s passing. He was an amazing multitalented man. He touched many, many lives. I’m sure he’ll be missed as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. May your grief be short-lived and the celebration of his life be eternal.

  5. You have our deepest sympathy. Frank was more like a brother to me. At least he is not suffering anymore. He would help anyone in need. They don’t come any better than Frank. There will not be a day that something will remind me of him. God Bless You. Love

  6. I had the honor of growing up next to the Lecker family and lucky enough to have their daughter as my best friend. Frank and Linda always treated me as one of their own. Frank was an incredible husband, father, and grandfather. He never let his health stop him from traveling and living life to the fullest each and every day. He will be greatly missed and may his legacy live on through his incredible family.

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