A lot has changed in the funeral profession since 1889, when great-grandfather Watkins opened the Watkins Funeral Home, located in downtown Hagerstown. A cabinetmaker by trade, Mr. Watkins started the funeral establishment that would continue through four generations.
Early funeral services included such items as, horse-drawn hearses and professional services. In later years, the funeral home provided ambulance services to local and area hospitals.
Mr. Watkins' daughter, Mary Watkins, married Scott F. Minnich and the business became known as, Scott F. Minnich and Sons Funeral Home. Scott F. Minnich had two sons, John and Frank. Both sons followed in their father's footsteps.
In 1958, John and Frank decided to build a new funeral home at the current location. The 14-acre property would set the stage for the construction of a modern facility, which offers a complete range of funeral services. When John died in 1966, Frank was joined by his son, Scott M. Minnich, in the family business. Frank Minnich died in 2000 and Scott M. Minnich, Sr., now operates the business.
Scott M. Minnich, Sr. is married to D. Diona Wallers Minnich and they have two sons, Frank J. and Scott M. Jr., who are both involved in the business.
Minnich Funeral Home • 415 E. Wilson Blvd. • Hagerstown, MD 21740 • 301.739.6800