Philip Pokrinchak, 79, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at home.
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He was born May 30, 1933, in Plymouth, a 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, N.Y., after 35 years of service. After retiring from IBM, he worked for Dunkin Donuts and was last employed at 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.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Parks, who died July 10, 1999; and his sister, Barbara Pokrinchak Bostwick, who 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., and Stephen Philip and his wife, Wai Ling Lee, Owego, N.Y.; grandsons, Alex Riccio, New York, Taylor Riccio, New York, and Marcus Riccio, Yorktown; sisters, Betty Pokrinchak and Justine Stasko, Plymouth; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at All Saints National Catholic Church, 42 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, with the Rev. Dennis Ruda officiating. Burial will follow in the Polish National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego.
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 Times Leader on Apr. 24, 2013