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John Anthony Kinkus

  • On October 24, 2020
  • 21 Comments

John Anthony Kinkus, age 58 of McDonald, PA formerly of Canonsburg passed away on October 20, 2020.

Born on June 13, 1962 in Santa Ana, CA he is the son of Dorothy Kinkus and the late Sam E. Kinkus.

Dear brother of Candis (Charles Fulwider), Sam and Edward; and Uncle of Tim and Carolyn Fulwider.

John was a skilled millwright who took great pride in his profession and contributed to many important projects, such as the Pittsburgh International Airport.  He was an auto and motorcycle enthusiast. John enjoyed traveling and was an avid fan of Pittsburgh Sports Teams.

All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Animal Rescue at http://www.humaneanimalrescue.org.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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21 Comments

Tom Lyon
  • Oct 25 2020
John was a lifelong friend of mine. He spent a lot of holidays and family gatherings with us and was a big part of our family. I have a lot of memories of him working with me and my dad over the years. He will be sadly missed. Too many memories to count. Love you my brother. Tom, Renee, Tyler, and Jordan Lyon
Tyler Lyon
  • Oct 25 2020
So many great memories with Johnny over the years, the best ones being with bikes, at car shows, and at our family get-togethers, where it felt like he was part our family. He is one of the few people that I have known for literally my whole life. Johnny was certainly an individual and there will never be another person like him. Miss you buddy.
Jordan
  • Oct 25 2020
Going to miss you brother, you were apart of our family; Rest In Peace,
Tom Graziani
  • Oct 25 2020
Words can't express the hollow feeling left by the Kinkman's passing. My sympathies to his Family and also to his Millwright Family. John's Spirit will live on in his widely felt legacy with each and every Brother and Sister Millwright, and countless Craftsman Brothers. Rest easy my Brother ! PEACE! GRAZ
Kevin Lewis
  • Oct 25 2020
John and I grew up together- so many memories of hunting and fishing together, hoops in the neighborhood, and just everyday mischief. John was a good man and will be missed. Prayers to his family and friends.
Thomas Graziani
  • Oct 25 2020
My deepest sympathy for the entire Kinkus family, and to his friends as well. John was a brother Millwright with my father Thomas F. Graziani.He was a great man with an infectious smile who I had always looked up to and admired. He always made me feel like one of the guys when I was around he and my father.The greatest memory of him was when he took me for a ride in his white Trans Am at the Labor Day parade while blaring "Rock you like a hurricane" by the Scorpions.! Something a young boy would not soon forget! He will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing and working with him. Rest easy Kinkman!!!
Danielle (Graziani) Kozarian
  • Oct 25 2020
“Kink“ was a friend of my Dad’s. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My only memories of when he visited are of him being a smiling, friendly, funny guy. That’s how he will always be remembered. There is a quote that says “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” I think, judging by the stories my Dad would tell, that he really lived life to the fullest while he was here. Rest in peace forever John, you will always be remembered with a smile<3
Cookie Lyon
  • Oct 26 2020
God Bless you Johnny! You will be truly missed. Safe in the lords arms. Love, Mom Lyon
Bobby Tramontina
  • Oct 26 2020
Johnny was a unique person, a good Millwright and good trivia player.The times we worked together were spent usually talking about bikes or cars or people but not usually work.We had a good game of "Who would you rather Do?" the last time we buddied together on the dryer floor at the Hatfield scrubber.Johnny often had a different point of view of things and I always enjoyed being around him. He was a nice friend.
Jim Proffitt
  • Oct 26 2020
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. My condolences to his family, Although I have not seen my millwright brother for a while his memory will always be with me. Man, what a great guy, always willing to share his opinion, strong as it was, which strengthened his character. He supported me in my time of need and I am forever grateful for that. I always enjoyed our time together, May he Rest In Peace.
Ann Graziani
  • Oct 26 2020
John (Kinkman) was one of the good guys and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My sincere sympathy to his family, friends and Millwright brothers. Rest in heavenly peace.
Brian McGonigle
  • Oct 26 2020
Truly upset to hear of John passing. He was the first Pittsburgh millwright that introduced himself to me. It went like this “Hey Dude John Kinkus” with hand extended. He knew all the good bands an the name of every song. Thinking about you brother. Thoughts an prayers to your family.
Rick Lyon
  • Oct 26 2020
John was my brother's friend for as long as I can remember, and was considered a member of our family. Holiday gatherings will never be the same! You will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace my brother! Rick & Janine Lyon
Melissa Mikus
  • Oct 27 2020
I am so sad to hear of Johnny's passing, words cannot express. He was a close friend of our family's, like a bother. Loved his laughter, his jokes, and his sincerity. He was a very dear person and will be deeply missed. I hope you meet with my dad in heaven; I'm sure he'll be waiting for you. Love, Melissa and Wayne Mikus
Bill Schenck
  • Oct 27 2020
It was heartbreaking to hear of John's passing. John was a staple in the neighborhood to wave and give a big smile. I always enjoyed stopping by and having a beer in the driveway, talking about cars, motorcycles and Pittsburgh sports! He will truly be missed! The Schenck Family
Drew Feschuk
  • Oct 27 2020
Kinkman.. I will never forget you.. spent alot of time together weather it was work.. riding motorcycles to work. Or the bar together.. and texting during the Steelers game or nascar races. You have taught me many things throughout the years and you will never be forgotten..
Scott Radaci
  • Oct 27 2020
Kinkman... always a good brother. Never a follower. Held your beliefs above anything else. Tried and true 2235... I feel privileged to call you MY BROTHER.!!!!!! Till the next one...
Raymond McGonigle
  • Oct 27 2020
Kinkman, I don’t know what to say. I sat across from you at lunch for two years. There were a lot of great memories. We talked about Jeopardy and you were so good at trivia. I will never eat another Sarris pretzel without thinking of you. I would share my “delicious quiche” with you any day. I could go on and on with the memories. Just know that I will miss you and I hope you are riding your motorcycle in Heaven, enjoying the beauty. Prayers and peace to everyone that loved you. You will be missed.
Boyd Houy
  • Oct 28 2020
Truly was an honor to call him brother, gone way too soon. Taught me a lot, I am certainly a better union member for having known him, he was hardcore in many regards, well respected and truly will not be forgotten. God bless
Jason Krut
  • Oct 29 2020
Man, I'm not sure what I'm going to do without John to wave to or talk to as I'm entering or leaving the plan. I'll miss him riding his bike up through the neighborhood and stopping by the house too. John was a good man that treated everyone with respect upon meeting them. He was fair and expected you to be fair in return. The world needs more John Kinkuses.
Andrew Hanus
  • Oct 29 2020
I will miss you. Your friend forever. Andy Hanus
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