The Hill was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of 40-year-old Frank Winchester late Monday night.
Winchester was a popular and well-loved employee of Frager’s Hardware, where he worked as a driver. He particularly enjoyed interacting with customers.
Winchester leaves behind his partner, Shamara Baylor and a young son, Cartier.
Frager’s Hardware has established a memorial fund for the family. You can contribute to the Frank Winchester Memorial Fund online at acehardwaredc.com/products/frank-winchester-memorial-fund.
Frager’s Hardware manager Aisha Bryant said that Winchester was a genuinely nice and giving man. “I was told a story about Frank being offered lunch by another employee one day after they heard Frank didn’t have enough money for lunch that day,” she recounted. “As Frank and the employee walked down to Mangialardo’s, they were approached by a homeless man that asked for change to spare for food. Frank immediately reached in his pocket and pulled out lint, a couple of coins and a dollar and gave it to the man.”
“That is just how Frank was,” Bryant said. “He would help anyone in need. Frank was the first to clean up any mess and was known by all of the Frager’s customers. Frank will be truly missed.”
“The Frager’s team and A Few Cool Hardware Stores family are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Frank Winchester, beloved father, son, brother, and Frager’s Hardware employee of more than 12 years,” said Belew.
Contribute to the Frank Winchester Memorial Fund here.