Charles J. "Pap" Sincavage, 95, of 312 Florida Ave., Shenandoah and 15 White Oak Road, Nesquehoning, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital, Coaldale.
Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Charles B. and Anna A. Sincavage.
Charles was employed as a professional engineer for 37 1/2 years for PennDOT, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah.
He was a life member and past president of the American Society of Highway Engineers, 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 Seargant in the Army during WWII
, 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 POW.
Charles was an avid golfer, and a boater and fisherman on Lake Hauto. He was known as "Pap" to all. He was a member of the CWV and the DAV of Shenandoah and a member of the A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Legion Post 792, also of Shenandoah. He was a member of the Lake Hauto Club since 1978.
He is survived by one son, Charles, with his wife Denise Sincavage of Lake Hauto; two daughters, Peggy and her husband John Kweder of Lake Hauto, and Diane and her husband Tom Richard of Long Valley, N.J.; a son-in-law, Leonard Ciszek of Lake Hauto; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kelly Sincavage, who passed away in 1995; two daughters, Patricia and Marcia; and one brother, Joseph Sinclair. Service:
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m., at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Friday at Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah. Interment, Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah. Call, Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, the
or the A.P. Damato Veterans of Shenandoah.