Vincent John Hauck
Vincent John Hauck, 89, Duncansville, died Sunday.
He was born in Philadelphia, son of Aloysius and Anna (Huffnagle) Hauck. In 1950, he married his first-grade friend, Carroll McGarity, and they were happily married for 47 years until her death in 1997.
Surviving are three daughters: Carroll (Bob) McGowan of Pittsburgh and Tina (Jim) Michael and Cindy (Larry) Baronner, both of Duncansville; six grandchildren: Ross and Sean McGowan, Matthew and Meghan Michael and Ashley and Bradley Baronner; his very dear friend, Jayne Strecker of Philadelphia; and many nieces and nephews.
Vince was a 1943 graduate of La Salle High School and a 1950 graduate of La Salle College. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a gunner’s mate second class in the Amphibious Force. He worked as corporate controller of Pennsylvania Engineering Co. and vice president of Keystone Metal Co., both in Pittsburgh, before moving to the Altoona area, where he retired as president of Penn Jacobson Co. in 1991.
He received a citation from the state of Pennsylvania for Excellence in Management, and Penn Jacobson was elected into the Blair County Business Hall of Fame and received the Alexander A. Notopoulos Award as the Outstanding Industrial Firm in Blair County. Vince attributed these awards to the dedication and hard work of his fellow employees. After retirement, he served as a volunteer counselor for SCORE for 13 years.
Vince’s greatest love was his family, and he was actively involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He also loved competition and challenges. As a youth, he was active in many sports and excelled in football and track. He gave up sports after he injured his back but stayed active in antiques, woodworking, gardening and especially playing cards. He was a member of the Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club and St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Hollidaysburg.
Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, Father Clement G. Gardner officiating. Committal will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, with military honors provided by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the National Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.