Joseph Crnkovich

Obituary of Joseph Crnkovich

LeRoy ~ Joseph Crnkovich, age 87, passed away early Sunday morning (October 15, 2017) at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.
     He was born June 19, 1930 in Batavia, a son of the late Frank and Anna Lubonavich Crnkovich.
     He is survived by his children, Linda (Sidney) Horgan, Robert (Sharon) Crnkovich and Joan (Fred) Mathers; grandchildren, Kevin, Danny, Brian, Laura, Michael and Rachel; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian McGrath; brother, Dick (Donna) Crnkovich, devoted friend and companion, Jean Hume, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
     He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Carol; his brothers, Frank, John and Robert "Bert"; sisters-in-law, Shirley Crnkovich and June Crnkovich and brother-in-law, James "Pat" McGrath.
     Joe was proud to be a lifelong LeRoyan.  He loved LeRoy High School football, where he was a standout tight end.  He was also their greatest fan, attending games for over 70 years.  He was a strong, hard working man, who loved and was very proud of his family, helpful to any and all, wanting nothing in return.
     He was a lover of the outdoors and a longtime member of the Oatka Fish and Game Club.  He enjoyed cooking at the club, fishing, hunting, golfing and his daily walks around the village.  He was also a longtime employee of Lapp Insulator Co. in LeRoy.
     Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 ~ 7 P.M. at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Road (Rt. 19), LeRoy.  His Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake St., LeRoy.  Interment will follow in St. Francis Cemetery.
     Memorials are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131