Joseph J. Sinkovich Jr. 1946-2019

AUSTINTOWN — Joseph John Sinkovich Jr., age 73, passed into heaven at 10:18 pm. Friday, July 5, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer and in the loving arms of his family.

He was born May 7, 1946, in Youngstown, to Joseph John Sinkovich Sr. and Stella Lisowski Sinkovich Fotiuk.

Raised in Brier 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 who knew him.

Cathie and Joe loved their puppies, Zeva and Rosie, who will miss him dearly.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kathleen Kisel Sinkovich of Canfield; daughter, Michelle Sinkovich of Columbus; son, Joseph John (Alicia Riccihiuti) Sinkovich III of Pensacola, Fla., and daughter, 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 preceded in death by his sister, Delores Bennett.

The Sinkovich family invites everyone to join them in celebrating the great life of their husband, father and grandfather from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Rachel’s Restaurant, 54 Westchester Drive, Austintown, Ohio 44515.

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat Inc. Send condolences by visiting www.cremateohio.com.

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