Kokinchak, George M.
George Michael Kokinchak, 82, of The Villages passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. Mr. Kokinchak was born February 4, 1931 in Yonkers, NY and moved to The Villages in 2003 from CT. He had served as a Hospital Corpman in the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War
. He worked as a tool and die maker developing many products including the machine that produced threaded surgical needles prior to his retirement from Pfizer. He was a Volunteer Fire Chief for Redding, CT. He loved being on the water and enjoyed fishing. His hobby after retirement was manufacturing miniature working steam engines in his shop at home. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood. Survivors include his loving wife, Roberta, whom he would have celebrated 59 years with on August 1st; 5 children, George J. (Beth) Kokinchak of New Fairfield, CT, Anne Frances (Ed) Furey of Kingston, NY, Mark M. (Christine) Kokinchak of Southbury, CT, Catherine Marie (Dr. Alan) Basso of Ossining, NY and Thomas James (Catherine) Kokinchak of Newtown, CT; brother, Vincent Kokinchak of Somers, NY; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Visitation for Mr. Kokinchak will be held 6:00 - 8:00PM, with a service at 7:30PM, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00AM, Thursday, July 18, 2013 in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wildwood with the interment following in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com
. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood, FL.