Philip Pokrinchak

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Philip Pokrinchak, 79, of Owego, N.Y., died Friday, April 19, 2013, at home.

He was born May 30, 1933, in Plymouth, and was the son of Jule Mergo Pokrinchak, who died Nov. 3, 1991, and John Pokrinchak, who died Feb. 26, 1934.

A 1951 graduate of Girard College, Philadelphia, Mr. Pokrinchak attended Drexel University, Philadelphia. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Philip retired from IBM, Owego, after 35 years of service. After retiring from IBM, he worked for Dunkin Donuts and was last employed by Walmart, Vestal, N.Y.

Mr. Pokrinchak was a member of All Saints National Catholic Church, Johnson City, N.Y.

He and his wife, the former Jacqueline Mosko, would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on May 14.

His brother, Theodore Parks, died July 10, 1999; and sister, Barbara Pokrinchak Bostwick, died Nov. 28, 1976.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Janine P. Dubik and her husband, Mark J., Monroe Township, Wyoming County; Marlene P. Riccio and her husband, Mark A., Yorktown, Va.; Donald Philip, Essex Junction, Vt.; Stephen Philip and his wife, Wai Ling Lee, Owego, N.Y.; grandsons, Alex Riccio, New York, N.Y.; Taylor Riccio, New York, N.Y.; Marcus Riccio, Yorktown, Va.; sisters, Betty Pokrinchak and Justine Stasko, Plymouth; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints National Catholic Church, 42 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, N.Y., with the Rev. Dennis Ruda officiating. Burial will follow in the Polish National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made in Philip Pokrinchak's memory to the Development Office, Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121.

Condolences may be made to the Pokrinchak family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 24, 2013
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