POLAND - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 6 p.m. at St. Dominic Church, in Youngstown, for Mr. Joseph S. Illencik Sr., 85, who died Sunday evening at Continuing Health Care of Boardman.
Joe was born June 9, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of Stephen and Anna (Murphy) Illencik.
He was a 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson and served in the U.S. Army. Joe was a truck driver for Anderson Delivery for 30 years, and than went to work for Nannicola Inc., as a warehouse manager for over 25 years. He was a member of the church, the Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society, receiving the Gail of the Year Award in 2003 and also served on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. He was an avid sports fan.
Joe married the former, Lorine “Ginger” Cox on April 17, 1963, and she died Jan. 11, 2013.
He leaves two daughters, Cathy (John) Hughes and Cindy Illencik of Poland; one son, Joe (Sue) Illencik of Boardman; four grandchildren, Melissa and John Hughes, and Joe and Lauren Illencik; great-granddaughter Natalie Hughes; one sister, Marie (Tom) Higley of Elyria; and his brother, Tom Illencik of Mineral Ridge.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorine; and his sister, Bernice Grybos.
Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Dominic’s, 77 East Lucius Ave. in Youngstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Dominican Fathers in Joe’s memory.
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Arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.