Thomas J. Mintzer, 74, died Monday morning, June 8, 2020 at his residence, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born May 24, 1946 at Fort Mead, Maryland to the late James Leon and Marjorie Rebecca Armstrong Mintzer. Tom was a lifelong Warren area resident. He was a 1964 graduate of Warren Area High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Geography from Edinboro University in 1969. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corp as a corporal. He earned a Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and National Defense Service Medal.
Tom was employed for 30 years with Warren State Hospital as a Psychiatric Aide, retiring in 2002. Tom enjoyed being an active member with the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Schorman Mintzer whom he married August 15, 1981 in Warren, PA.
2 Children – Emily Canonico and husband, Christopher of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Adam Mintzer of N. Warren, PA., 3 Grandchildren – Jordan, Alyssa and Jackson, Mother-in-law, Mary Schorman of N. Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Charles and John Mintzer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pam Mintzer, father-in-law, Thomas Schorman.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 5 to 8 P.M where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. William Beatty, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. CDC guidelines will be observed, public must wear masks and practice social distancing. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. where military honors will be conducted by members of the U.S. Marine Corp. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, 12 S. State Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting