YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – After a long and courageous battle with cancer and in the loving arms of his family, Joseph John Sinkovich, Jr., 73, passed into Heaven on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 10:18 p.m.
He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, July 7, 1946, to Joseph John Sinkovich, Sr. and Stella (nee Lisowski) Sinkovich Fotiuk.
Joe is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Kisel) Sinkovich of Canfield, Ohio; daughter, Michelle Sinkovich of Columbus, Ohio; son, Joseph John (Alicia, nee Riccihiuti) Sinkovich III of Pensacola, Florida; Cheryl (Robert) Rosales of Crum, Texas and grandchildren, Nick Johnson, Mike Johnson, Adam Galvin, Holly Galvin, Gina Sylvester, Brooklyn Sylvester, Frankie Sylvester, Allie Sinkovich and Joey Sinkovich IV.
Besides his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores Bennett.
Raised in Briar Hill, Joe attended Rayen High School and went on to work at Packard Electric for over 35 years.
He loved his wife and remained steadfast and committed through sickness and health for over 35 years. He was truly her protector.
As a father, he was firm, unwavering and principle-based. He did not accept a job poorly done or disrespect of others. He was never unkempt, his yard was immaculate, cars clean and children in order. He was responsible, took pride in what he earned and made sure it was well taken care of. He gave his family the foundation to build upon. Thank you, Dad.
Joe loved golf and was an incredible golfer, having made five holes-in-one. He loved the game but loved the friendship and camaraderie that the game provided. The “Sink Tour” was well known throughout the area. Having as many as 50 men sharing a game of golf and building lifelong friendships for over 50 years. “He was a good man and a better friend, he is going to be truly missed by everyone that knew him.”
Cathie and Joe loved their puppies, Zeva and Rosie, who will miss him dearly.
The Sinkovich family invites everyone to join them in celebrating the great life of their husband, father and grandfather, on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Rachel’s Restaurant, 54 Westchester Drive, Austintown, OH 44515.
Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. To leave condolences for the family go to www.cremateohio.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 10 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.