Robert Dale Minick, a retired Social Security Administration worker and former longtime White Hall resident, died Saturday of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 76.
Mr. Minick was born and raised in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was a 1951 graduate of Sioux Falls Washington High School.
In 1955, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He played center on the basketball team and was inducted into the Augustana College Hall of Fame in 1985.
During the 1950s, he served in the Air National Guard in Rapid City, S.D..
He taught and coached at schools in Iowa and South Dakota before moving to Marshall, Minn., when he went to work as a claims investigator for the SSA.
He moved to Cockeysville in 1967, when he was promoted to management analyst at Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn. He retired in 1990.
When living in Cockeysville and White Hall, he coached youth football, basketball and baseball for the Baltimore County Recreation Council.
He established the girls basketball program in the Hereford Recreation Council, family members said.
Mr. Minick, who moved to Shrewsbury, Pa., in 2006, was an avid flower gardener and a longtime participant in Brainsball, a fantasy basketball league.
He was a longtime active parishioner at Faith Lutheran Church, 8 Sherwood Road, Cockeysville, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Eunice S. Hoime; a son, Timothy R. Minick of Marietta, Ga.; four daughters, Robin L. Davis of Upperco, Patricia L. Mowell of Sparks, Jill M. Lutz of Glen Rock, Pa., and Kristen K. Doorn of York, Pa.; a brother, James R. Minick of Elk Point, S.D.; and 17 grandchildren.