Francis “Frank” William Loncar, 70, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville, N.C.

He was born February 6, 1953, in Johnstown, Pa., to the late Francis Edward and Joan Laura (Bumbernick) Loncar. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother David and two infant brothers.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Gert (Greecher) Loncar; dear children, Joshua and wife Katrina (Diehl) Loncar, Amanda (Loncar) and husband Rob Kloo, and Damian and wife Jamie (Ashcom) Loncar; and adoring grandchildren, Zachary, Alexander, Isaac, Elliot and Eliza.

Frank graduated at the top of his class from Johnstown High School in 1971. He attended Princeton University, where he studied economics and played football. His distinguished and successful business career began in his hometown at Glosser Bros. department store, where he established lifelong friendships and business relationships. His journey as a leader and executive for various companies took him to every part of the United States and around the world, culminating in his role as president of Lowe’s Global Sourcing, from which he retired in 2013.

Frank’s professional accomplishments were surpassed only by his loyalty as a friend and his love for his family. A best friend from junior high school was the best man at his wedding and remained his friend until his final day. His many friendships spanned decades and crossed all aspects of his life and covered the globe.

Above all, Frank treasured and adored his family. His high school sweetheart became his beloved bride of nearly 50 years on June 15, 1974. Their children were the center of his universe. He was their constant and the rock on whom they relied. He relished his time with his grandchildren. And they had the blessing of knowing the great man their Poppi was.

Whether you knew him for a lifetime or a moment in time, Frank’s warmth and generous spirit made all feel welcome and valued. He will be missed beyond measure and his legacy will live on in the memories of his friends and family.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, January 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, January 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Mark Lawlor officiating.

The family requests that any donation you wish to give in Frank’s memory be made to Little Smiles ( or the Matthew Gfeller Center (

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Loncar family. Condolences may be sent to the family at