SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Joseph M. Sinkuc, 70, of Sharon passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2019, in his residence.
Mr. Sinkuc was born November 21, 1948, in Sharon, a son of the late Walter and Grace Jean (McCullough) Sinkuc.
A 1966 graduate of Brookfield High School, he also received two associate degrees in engineering from Kent State University.
A proud veteran, Joe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
In 2015, he retired from PennDOT, where he worked as a driver and storeroom foreman. Joe previously worked as a car salesman at a variety of dealerships in Andover, Ohio and throughout the Shenango Valley.
Joe was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon, where he sang in the choir and volunteered at the church food pantry.
He was also a member of the Sharon American Legion, Post 299, where he worked bingo; the Farrell VFW, Post 5286 and the Knights of Columbus, Sharon Council 684.
An avid Golfer, Joe enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with his family; especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
His beloved wife of 42 years, the former Patricia A. Messina, whom he married October 29, 1977, survives at home. Also surviving are a daughter, Tricia of Meadville, Pennsylvania; two sons, George (Julie) Sinkuc of Sharon and Paul Sinkuc of Virginia Beach, Virginia; four sisters, Thea (Norm) Betts of Fowler, Ohio, Marita Anderson of Canby, California, Mary Ann (Joe) Messina of Springfield, Ohio and Katie Laureigh of Brookfield; a brother, Walter (Valerie) Sinkuc of Farrell and five grandchildren, Brighton, Caleb, Haley, Molly and Luke.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a brother, James (Myong) Sinkuc and a brother-in-law, Dennis Laureigh.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Fisher House, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C Bldg 33, Pittsburgh, PA 15240; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/.
Calling hours will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2019 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Avenue, Sharon, with Rev. Thomas Whitman, as celebrant.
Interment will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 6 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. on MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus additional spots throughout the day on WYTV, FOX and MyYTV.