TIMCHO, George “Mack,” 91, of Mingo Junction, OH, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH, with his loving wife and family at his side.
He was born January 20, 1922, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, a son of the late John and Mary (Grecula) Timcho Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John “Jonko” Timcho Jr.; a sister, Ann Coen; a son- in-law, James Peterson; and a great-grandson, Robert “Bub” Koch IV.
Mack served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he received a purple heart for being wounded in Italy.
He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Mingo Junction, and was past president of the Holy Name Society at the church.
Mack was a member and past commander of the Mingo American Legion Post 351, where he participated in Memorial Day services for over 50 years. He also was past president of the Mingo High School Athletic Boosters.
Mack enjoyed watching his family play sports; driving his Model-T in parades; and was an avid Ohio State fan.
Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 70 years, Margaret (Slivka) Timcho, whom he married February 9, 1942; two sons, George David (Robyn) Timcho of Toronto, Ohio and Thomas (Deborah) Timcho of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Peggy (Stan) Harasick of Wintersville, Ohio and Christine Peterson of Mingo Junction; a sister, Mary “Babe” Savage of Mingo Junction; eight grandchildren, Mark (Susan) Mazik, James (Becky) Peterson, Ericka (Jan) Poulsen, Michelle Timcho, Michael (Vonna) Timcho, A.J. (Jess) Timcho, Katie Ann Timcho and Elizabeth Timcho; and nine great-grandchildren, Hunter, Sydney, Alexandra, Mackenzie, Sophia, Adeline, Campbell, Ingrid and Lilly.
Friends will be received at the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Mingo, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., and also on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at 11 a.m.
A Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 207 Standard Ave., Mingo with Reverend Father John Kapitan, Jr. O.F.M. as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville, with military honors by both the Brilliant and Mingo American Legions.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
Arrangements are under the care of Wheeler Funeral Homes, Mingo Junction.
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