Obituary for George C. Pinchock, Sr. (1923-2023)
George Cyril Pinchock, Sr., age 99, of King of Prussia, passed away quietly at home with loving family members at his bedside on Friday, January 27, 2023. Born in Bridgeport, March 8 1923, George was the son of the late George Pinchock (Papincak) and the late Margaret (nee Yuhas). George is survived by his children: George C. Jr. (Mary Ann), Thomas T., Kurt D. (Margaret), and Patrice A. Pinchock (Gary), his grandchildren: Stephanie, Maureen, George, Christa Marie, Sarah and Abigail. George also leaves behind 4 great-grandchildren and his sister, Marie Early of Rockville, MD. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Kay and Dan Allerton of Bridgeport and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy, his son Michael S., and his sisters: Elizabeth Geiges, Margaret A. Pinchock and Helen Pinchock.
Mr. Pinchock attended Our Mother of Sorrows grade school and was a graduate of Bridgeport High School, Class of 1941, where he played basketball and other sports.
George was a combat veteran of World War II having served our country in the United States Marine Corps. In 1943, along with his cousins Joseph Denczi and George Denczi, George enlisted in the Marines and was assigned to the South Pacific Theatre. George became a Rifle Marksman and was trained as an Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Crewman assigned to the First 155 MM Howitzer Battalion. He participated in action against Japanese enemy forces at Guam, Marianas Island and at Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Retto. He was discharged in July 1945 shortly before the end of the war.
After the war, George returned home and worked at Continental Diamond and Fiber and then at B. F. Goodrich in Oaks, where he worked for nearly 40 years as a skilled truck tire builder and was a member of the union.
George was a devoted husband marrying Nancy Conners of Bridgeport on June 12, 1948. The newlyweds moved from Bridgeport to King of Prussia. “out to the country” as they said at the time, where they raised their family.
George and Nancy were founding parishioners of Our Mother of Divine Providence Church where they remained very active and devout members. During those early years George did volunteer work for the new parish including painting, minor construction, and various projects as needed. George and Nancy hosted card party fund raisers for the new parish at their Crockett road home. In later years, George and Nancy became Eucharistic Ministers and were founding members of the Charismatic Prayer Group.
George was a life member of Bridgeport Fire Company No.1 as well as a member of Coates-Wafer Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts.
In the family, he was known for his abilities to fix things and was often called upon by relatives to help out.
He enjoyed tinkering around his home, visiting his daughter at the shore for a nice boat ride, and being a “collector” of many things, and a visit to Costco was a high priority. As a child of the depression, if something had value, you kept it, because “ you never know when you’ll need it”. He enjoyed reading the Sunday paper and a sipping a “Valley Forge”.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewings on Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, 305 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp., PA 19405, 610-275-6385, Keith J. Murphy, F.D., and on Wednesday afternoon from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406, where his Funeral Mass will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow Mass in St. Augustine Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations to Mother of Divine Providence Church. www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com
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Mother of Divine Providence Church
333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia PA 19406