Robert B. Sinko

Robert Bernard Sinko of Vermontville, a prankster who loved to make people laugh, died November 4, 2020 at the age of 89. Born in Johnstown, Pa., to John and Mary (Galash) Sinko on August 31, 1931, Robert grew up in a home full of love and children, 11 children in total. After graduating from Alma High School, he married Rosalie Ann Gryble on October 23, 1954 in Lansing, and they started a family of their own, based in faith, love, honesty, and hard work. Robert was a Material Handler at General Motors for 30 years, and then worked ten years at St. Mary Catholic Church taking care of the facility and he truly enjoyed his time there. Over the years Robert was a Cub Scout Leader at St. Therese in Lansing, a member of St. Mary Men’s Club, he helped out at Resurrection Football and Basketball games, enjoyed sports of all kinds, and he took a lot of pride in caring for his lawn (his wife lovingly calls him an obsessive mower).
Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosalie; children Robert (Linda) Sinko, Mark (Sherry) Sinko, Randi Sinko, Karen (Kris) Fase, and Kathy Sinko-Mills; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several siblings; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and several siblings.
Friends are encouraged to support Robert’s family. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte with Rev. Father Dwight Ezop officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Capital Area Humane Society. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Robert on his Tribute Page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.