William Rinchik COHOES - William Rinchik, 92, of Willow St in Cohoes died Monday November 18, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, embraced by his loving family. Born in Cohoes, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret Honcharyk Rinchik and beloved husband of Helen P. Jacon Rinchik. Bill was a life long resident of Cohoes. He was educated in the Cohoes Schools and was a volunteer with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). He was a proud World War II United States Marine Corps Veteran. Wounded in action, Bill participated in the campaigns of Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima. Bill was decorated in honor for his valor and loyalty and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was employed in the mail room of Troy Publishing, now The Record and retired in 1986. Bill enjoyed coin collecting, but his true enjoyment came from the love of his family, especially spending time with his adored grandchildren. His family was the center of his life. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted sons, Robert W. (Theresa) Rinchik of Latham and William A. (Sandra) Rinchik of Laguna Niguel, CA, cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Emma and Ethan Rinchik, sister, Ann (the late Edmund) Kelenski of PA and sister in law, Charlotte Rinchik and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Gene and Stella Rinchik. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday November 21, from 8:30 – 10am at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd 105 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes. Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 10:30, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Cohoes, with Bill’s nephew Reverend Richard Broderick officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Bill’s family wishes to extend very special thanks to Dr. Mohammed Ismail, Reverend Richard Broderick, the Marro family, the caring nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital and Greg Gadani for all their love, support and care.
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Fitzgerald Funeral Home Ltd
105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes, NY 12047
Published in The Record on Nov. 20, 2013