Joseph M. Sinkuc
Joseph M. Sinkuc, 70, of Sharon, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon (Nov. 3, 2019) in his residence.
Mr. Sinkuc was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Sharon, a son of Walter and Grace Jean (McCullough) Sinkuc.
A 1966 graduate of Brookfield High School, he also received two associate's degrees in engineering from Kent State University.
A proud veteran, Joe served in the 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 Oct. 29, 1977, survives at home.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Tricia, Meadville; two sons, George (Julie) Sinkuc, Sharon; and Paul Sinkuc, Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters, Thea (Norm) Betts, Fowler, Ohio, Marita Anderson, Canby, Calif., Mary Ann (Joe) Messina, Springfield, Ohio, and Katie Laureigh, Brookfield; a brother, Walter (Valerie) Sinkuc, 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, 15240; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, online at

Joseph M., 70, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (11-7-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Friday (11-8-19) in St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon, with Rev. Thomas Whitman as celebrant.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on November 4, 2019


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Marilyn Dzurinda
Nov 10, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, he will be missed...
Shannon and Scott knauff
Nov 07, 2019
You guys have my deepest sympathy. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Radanovich and Pauline Barth
Nov 06, 2019
You have our deepest sympathy. Please know too that you are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏻May his memory be eternal
Karen Radanovich and Pauline Barth
Nov 06, 2019
Our deepest sympathy. So very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻
May his memory be eternal.
Mickey Sinkus
Nov 05, 2019
Joe was my first cousin. He was named after his father's and my father's favorite brother, killed on an island you can't name in the South Pacific. The wins of wars are at the macro level, but the losses of wars are at the micro level.
He spent four years in Southeast Asia fixing and loading airplanes for the war in Vietnam. Like others, the chemicals may have shortened his life. His name should be inscribed on the wall in Washington.
Joe was a kind man, always visiting his God Mother, my mother, on holidays. He appeared at family celebrations and funerals. Now, it is our time to do the same.
Joe loved his wife Patty, his family and golf. He worked hard, and always figured out the nex
...t way he could be supportive. He was one of my idols, and I had so many more lucky breaks than did he. I'll always remember his support of his kin. Thank you, Cousin Joe. Rest in Peace, and hit strong five-irons, as you always did, in the golf heaven that you are enjoying for sure. Love to all.Read more
Nov 05, 2019
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George gaydos
Nov 05, 2019
I was so shocked to hear about joes passing. Wish I could de with you to help you through these troudling times of sorrow. Keep the faith knowing he is with the lord sitting at his table with all who went before him to welcome him home. My prayers are with you and you family. If you need to talk write me at g151 Again, sorry for your loss. Later George.
Janelle Germanos
Nov 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Thad and Wilma cwynar
Nov 05, 2019
Sorry to hear of your great loss. Joe was a great guy awesome person. Will keep your family in prayer