Joyce M. Frank

09/05/1936 - 06/04/2022


Obituary For Joyce M. Frank

Joyce M. Frank September 5, 1936 – June 4, 2022 Joyce M. Frank, 85, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Joyce was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James F. and I. Louise (Barkley) Saleme. On February 1, 1992, she married George C. Frank. Surviving is her loving husband, George; two daughters: Dana K. Holland and Rebecca A. Holland both of Altoona; a son, Keith E. Holland (Barb) of Elizabethtown; step-daughters: Kimberly K. Whitaker (Steve) of Carlisle and Beth Ann Loop of State College; six grandchildren: Matthew Taylor (Christie), Nicholas J. Taylor, Alex Wrightstone, Kaitlyn Loop, Josh Whitaker, and Zach Whitaker; a great-granddaughter, Johna D. Taylor; two sisters: Judy Ann Hymes (Jerry) and Linda L. Saleme of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary D. Wrightstone. She was a graduate of Altoona High School and the Altoona School of Commerce. Joyce retired from Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries as Assistant to the Administrator. She was an avid Altoona Curve fan and was a member of the Altoona Curve Booster Club. Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 where a funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. by Pastor Jon Neely. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. The family requests that donations in Joyce’s memory be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 06/09/2022

    Our condolences to Judy Hymes and family. Bob and Linda Reffner

  • 06/08/2022

    I remember Joyce as always being a lovely person. She was always supportive and caring. I remember her buying the first picnic table I ever made. Please except our deepest sympathy, John and Joy Augustine

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Joseph J. Stevens III


Joseph J. Stevens III