William M. Kanchok 1946-2019
LORDSTOWN — William Michael Kanchok 73, passed away 10:19 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, following a short illness.
Bill was born in Youngstown on Sept. 21, 1946, the son of Elmer L. and Wanda H. Weidel Kanchok.
He was a 1964 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and served with distinction in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. He was honorably discharged as a master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force in 2006, after serving more than 40 years in all branches of the armed services.
Bill retired in July 2018 after working 39 years as an electrician at General Motors, Packard Electric and Delphi. He was a member of the Ashland Eagle’s Club and enjoyed flying his plane, riding his motorcycle, traveling, camping and road trips, especially to the casinos.
Bill is survived by his wife, Cynthia “Cyndi” Conn-Kanchok; son, Bill (Sarah) Kanchok of Painesville; stepchildren, Cindy (Nick) Pawcio of Lordstown, Mary Henderson of Bristolville, Michael (Brooke) Infante of Lordstown, and John Infante of Mineral Ridge; beloved granddaughter Piper Kanchok; step-grandchildren “his best buddy” Mikey Infante, Tim (Caitlyn) Foder, Paishence Averill and Jason Averill; step-great-granddaughters Aria Foder and Sophia Foder; and sister, Kathy L. Kanchok of Niles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jack R. Kanchok; former wife, Catherine; and his chocolate Labrador retriever, Shelby.
Funeral services will be held noon Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. The Rev. Dwight Hedglin will officiate.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, and 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be in Gustavus Township Cemetery.
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