Joseph T. Elinsky

  • Born: November 23, 1930
  • Died: January 19, 2015
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph T. Elinsky, 84, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Joseph was born on November 23, 1930 in North Braddock, Pennsylvania (Dookers Hollow) as the youngest of eight to American born Slovak mother Mary Knapp and Father Gregory (Harry) Elinsky whom immigrated as a child from the Carpathian Mtn. region of Ukraine. Joseph worked for Penn C Railroad in cryptography and later as an Electrical Engineer Quality Assurance inspector for Bechtel Corporation based in San Francisco. He retired at 55 and started the MAE Catering & Elinsky's Lake House Restaurant with his wife. He played with the Philharmonic Orchestra in PA, and continued to enjoy performances with his violin until recently. He treasured playing golf with his son's and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Mary; his son Joseph (Sheryl), Michael (Sherry), Tony (Samone), Gina (Michael), Greg (Renée), 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him.

A visitation will be held 4:00PM-7:00PM with a wake service to follow at 7:00PM, Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00AM, Monday, January 26, 2015 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Interment with military honors will be held 10:00AM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4075 S. Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.