AUSTINTOWN, OH – Henry “Hank” Doinoff, 76, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, surrounded by his loving family after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
A son of Kolio and Alexandra (Delcheff) Doinoff, Henry was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Lorain, Ohio.
Upon graduating from Ausintown Fitch High School in 1954, Henry served in the U.S. Army at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska until 1956. He was a Construction Supervision for 34 years for both Residential and Commercial projects throughout the Mahoning Valley.
In 2000, Hank retired from the Mahoning County Engineering Department .
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Jean (Damore) Doinoff of Austintown; two sons, Nick (Theresa) from North Lima, Ohio and Jeffrey (Heidi) from San Francisco; a daughter, Cindy (Ken) Gorczyca of North Ridgeville; six grandchildren, Jason Doinoff, Cassandra (John) Slipski, Courtney Doinoff, Gregory, Zachary, and Gina Gorczyca; and a great-granddaughter, Sadie Crespo.
Henry also leaves one brother, Richard (Gloria) from San Diego; two sisters, Julia Piersant of Austintown and Doris Faber of Syracuse, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews from the Damore, Doinoff, Mastro, Piersant, and Faber families.
Hank was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Doinoff and George Doinoff.
He enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra, Big Band Music Ensembles and Jazz, as well as golf and travel. Mostly, Hank believed in “ family” and sharing his passion for Bulgarian and Italian culinary traditions like lamb roasts and polenta parties.
Henry was a member of Eagles Aerie 213, VFW Post 93, and Catholic War Veterans Post 1292.
Prayers will be held Tuesday at noon at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown, Ohio Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Friends may pay tribute to Hank and his family Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home