Death of A Classmate - Stephen J. Sinko - 15th Co.

Stephen J. Sinko, 85, died on Saturday, June 4, 2016. He was the husband of Teresa (Dlugas) Sinko. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 30. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Herzog) Sinko. He was a member and Communion Minister at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Emmaus. He was a Graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and the U.S. Naval Academy. Stephen served in the U.S. Air Force and in 1957 resigned and accepted a position with Bethlehem Steel Corp., where his responsibilities included labor contract administration and negotiations. In the 1960's he earned an MBA, an MS in Industrial Engineering and a Law Degree. Since retiring from Bethlehem Steel in 1983, he has been serving as an arbitrator and consultant in the area of labor relations. Stephen also stayed active in the community in which he lived, serving on various boards in the area. Survivors: Wife; Son, Glenn Sinko and his wife Betsy of Pittsburgh; Grandsons, Matthew Glenn Sinko and Michael Robert Sinko; Sisters, Stella Bodisch of Northampton and Helen Wolfel and her husband Edward of Denver, CO; and many Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by Sisters, Mary Laky, Anne Bodisch and Sister Mary Teresa. Services: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 415 S. 6th Street, Emmaus, PA. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the church. Inurnment in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, MD will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main St., Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872 or to the Church of St. Ann, 18049.

Published in Morning Call on June 6, 2016

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