Charles J. "Pap" Sincavage


January 21, 2013

Charles J. "Pap" Sincavage, 95, of 312 Florida Ave., Shenandoah, and 15 White Oak Road, Nesquehoning, died Monday at St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus, Coaldale.

Born in Shenandoah, Dec. 11, 1917, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Anna A. Sincavage.

He was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, and a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in engineering.

Charles was a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II, having served with the 157th Combat Engineers, which was involved with the D-Day invasion. During his military tenure, he was captured and became a Prisoner of War.

Charles was employed as a professional engineer for 37 1/2 years for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the former St. George Roman Catholic Church, Shenan-doah.

He was a life member and past president of the American Society of Highway Engineers. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans and Disabled American Veterans, and A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Legion Post 792, all of Shenandoah. He was a member of the Lake Hauto Club since 1978.

Charles was an avid golfer, and a boater and fisherman on Lake Hauto. He was known as "Pap" to all.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kelly Sincavage, in 1995; two daughters, Patricia, in 1950, and Marcia, in 2006; and a brother, Joseph Sinclair.

Surviving are a son, Charles Sincavage and his wife, Denise, Lake Hauto; two daughters, Peggy and her husband, John Kweder, Lake Hauto, and Diane and her husband, Tom Richar, Long Valley, N.J.; a son-in-law, Leonard Ciszek, Lake Hauto; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, , or A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Legion Post 792, Shenandoah.


Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 23, 2013