Bernard ' Bugsey' Sinchek, A former 'boy of St. John's'

SINCHEK Bernard F. loving husband of the late Kathleen "Pinky" Sinchek (nee McNamara). Loving father of Patricia (Jim) Fatheree, Stephen (Lisa) Sinchek, Catherine (Jim) Wilch, Joseph (Susan), Michael (Teresa), and Andrew (Roxann) Sinchek.

Loving grandfather of Jeffrey, Kristy (Ross), Sarah, Amanda, Katie, Nicholas, Maria, Katrina, Jose, Dustin, Alyssa, Sydney, Chad, Eric, Tyler, Sidney, and Angela. Loving great grandfather to Cameryn and McKenna. Loving cousin to Daniel Boland. Went to be with the Lord and his loving wife Kathleen April 5, 2007.

Born in Niantic, Connecticut in 1927 to Stephen and Bertha Sinchek and graduated from Arnold College in Milford, Connecticut and had served in the United States Marine Corp from 1945-47 as a WWII veteran.

"Coach" Bernie Sinchek began his teaching career in Pensacola, Florida in 1952 as a Physical Education teacher at Pensacola Junior High, then moved to Cincinnati to take a job teaching at Purcell High School in 1954.

There he coached football, baseball, and swimming and was the school's athletic director from 1964-68. In 1969 he began teaching for Cincinnati Public Schools as a physical education and health teacher. He taught at Evanston and Parham elementary schools until his retirement in 1986.

Mr. Sinchek worked summers as a Red Cross safety instructor for many of the Cincinnati Public Pools from 1960-66, he worked as a director of swimming and assistant director for the boys camp at Fort Scott Camp from 1954-57. He became the Fort Scott Camp boys director again from 1974-76.

Mr. Sinchek's love of coaching and teaching guided his life. Dedication to family, friends and God was the driving value in his life. A Mass of Christian burial will take place 10 A.M. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading, with a reception to follow in the community room.

 A visitation will take place 6-9 P.M. Monday at Schmidt-Dhonau-Galloway Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Road, Reading. Memorials may be made to the Mt. St. John School, 135 Kirtland St. Deep River, CT 06417-0641. The Sinchek family thanks you for remembering Bernie, and hopes that you keep him in your prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Sandra Wilson (Blackburn)November 3, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    I just found this post. this makes me so sad! Mr Sinchek was my gym/health teacher at Parham Elementary in 1983. I was 11. he was very funny! and a wonderful, involved teacher. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. he was one of my favorites, and I'll always remember the funny stories he used to tell us. RIP Mr Sinchek :(