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Ralph E. Minckler

Ralph E. Minckler

Male 1922 - 2016  (94 years)

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  • Name Ralph E. Minckler 
    Born 1922  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    MILF
    Died 24 Aug 2016  Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    • capecodtimes.com
      Posted Sep 4, 2016 at 2:01 AM

      DENNISPORT - Ralph E. Minckler, Jr. “Mink”, 94 of Dennis Port died at his home Wednesday August 24, 2016.

      He was the husband of the late Doris L. (Butler) Minckler, who died in 2007. They had been married for 61 years.

      Born in Worcester, Mr. Minckler was the son of the late Ralph E. and Alice (Bryant) Minckler. He graduated from Commerce High School and attended Worcester Boys’ Trade School before he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He served with the Fifth Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion at Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and received the Bronze Star. Mr. Minckler was honorably discharged with the rank of Private in 1945.

      Mink and his wife raised their family of three children in Worcester and Leicester, where Mink worked as an automobile spray painter. After spending many summers on Cape Cod, they moved there in 1970. While on the Cape, Mink worked as a courier for the Bank of Boston before retiring in 1980.

      An avid car buff, Mink especially loved antique/classic cars and motorcycles. He loved Big Band music and spent many evenings dancing with his wife at the Totem Pole. In later years, they were members of the Cape Cod Ballroom Club.

      Mink and Dot enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Canada in their motor home. They traveled to Europe, Bermuda, Hawaii and Mexico and spent several winters at Myrtle Beach, SC, where they met many new friends. One of his hobbies was kayaking, which he enjoyed with his daughter Pam until he reached the age of 92. Mink also worked as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer for many years.

      Mr. Minckler is survived by a daughter, Pamela M. Trummer of South Dennis; a daughter in-law, Jackie Minckler Badger; three grandchildren, Tara, Gregory and Julie; two great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two sons, James C. and Thomas E. Minckler, his son in-law, Gary Trummer, and a grandson, Tommy Minckler.

      A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday September 23 in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

      Interment will be private. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Perkins Talking Book Library, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
    Person ID I3607  Reed
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 

    Family Doris Louise Butler,   b. 8 Jul 1925, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 2007  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1946  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. (Living) Minckler
     2. James C. Minckler,   b. 2 Oct 1952,   d. 15 Oct 1991, Bourne, Barnstable Coiunty, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Thomas E. Minckler,   b. 5 Dec 1950,   d. 24 Nov 1993  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F2393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1922 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1946 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 2016 - Dennis Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S1067] www.capecodtimes.com obituary.