Cathy (Krivokucha) Shincovich

April 7, 1942 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 78)


Cathy Shincovich passed away unexpectedly at the Cleveland Clinic on February 26, 2021 at the age of 78. Cathy was born on April 7, 1942 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She was a woman of strong spiritual faith who believed that family and community were especially important as she always put the needs of others ahead of her own. Early in her life, Cathy worked as a medical lab technician and taught Sunday School at St Michaels’ Orthodox Church in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Cathy always put the love of her family and her grandchildren first. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, a great cook and baker, an avid flower and vegetable gardener, and always enjoyed time together with family and friends. She married Jack in 1964 at St. George Orthodox Church in Youngwood, Pennsylvania. Over the years, they lived in State College and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Lexington, Kentucky, and Canton, Ohio. She always enjoyed traveling to many cities across the United States with her husband. Her favorite destinations were San Francisco, Carmel, California, the Carolina beaches, and Disneyworld trips with her grandchildren. She was a graduate of Greensburg High School and she graduated cum laude from Walsh University with a master’s degree in counseling. Cathy was a licensed professional clinical counselor at New Day Counseling Services in North Canton. She was also a member of the national counseling honor society and a board certified professional clinical counselor. She was a proud member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and their Koraes Ladies Society. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Michael “Hank” and Mary Krivokucha. She is survived by her husband, John “Jack” of Canton, Ohio; her son Michael (Yvonne) Shincovich of Alexandria, Virginia; her daughter, Jackie (Dimitrios) Pousoulides of North Canton, Ohio; her grandchildren, Christina Shincovich, Michael Shincovich and Stefanie Pousoulides; her sisters, Michelle (Rick) Bononi of Bloomfield, Connecticut and Melony (Gary) Musgrave of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; her brother in law Jim (Susan) Shincovich of State College, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews and cousins, including cousin, Rob Hayden of Lorain, Ohio; and cousin, Joy Polet of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She was especially proud of her grandchildren who were always the light of her life. A private service was held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with the Reverend Father Nicholas Halkias officiating. A public memorial will be planned for Cathy at a future date after the COVID pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cathy’s name to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio. Funeral services were arranged and managed by Rossi Family Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio.

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