Tribute: Andrew “Andy” R. Sinchak

Andrew “Andy” R. Sinchak, Sr., 94, of Garfield Heights, formerly of Cortland, entered into eternal life, Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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GARFIELD HEIGHTS (CORTLAND), Ohio – Andrew “Andy” R. Sinchak, Sr., 94, of Garfield Heights and formerly of Cortland, entered into eternal life, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:40 a.m. at Villa St. Joseph Skilled Nursing Facility in Garfield Heights under the comforting care of hospice.

Mr. Sinchak was born on July 31, 1922 in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania the son of the late Michael and Susan Hudak Sinchak and was a 1940 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School.

Andy was retired from the United States Postal Service where he was a mail carrier for more than 26 years.

A member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Andy enjoyed polka dancing and was a member of the VFW Post 1090 in Cortland.

A veteran of the United States Marines, Andy served his country in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

Andy was married on November 15, 1947 to the former Irene H. Granchay and they were married for 52 years until her passing on September 4, 2000.

He is survived by two sons Ronald A. of Macedonia and David M. of Marion; a brother Del (Helen) Sinchak of Boardman; three grandchildren Stephanie (Brett) White, Joseph and Jeffrey Sinchak and two great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, Andy was preceded in death by two sons Pfc. Andrew R. Sinchak Jr. who was killed in action in Vietnam and Ralph P. Sinchak; a daughter-in-law Lorraine (Skeba) Sinchak and siblings Michael Sinchak, Ann Novak, Steve, John and Joseph Sinchak.

Calling hours will take place on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church with Fr. Craig McHenry officiating, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:10 a.m. in the funeral home prior in leaving for the church. Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

Caring and Professional Arrangements for the Sinchak family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.

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