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“To My Dear Friend Gail Honey and the Shinsky Family, I truly can not remember the first time I met your Dad, but what I do remember is meeting a man...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Ruby Richards - Atlanta, GA

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a comfort he had knowing his family was by his side to care for him and be there as he arose for his...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy (Shinsky) Johnson - Pelion, SC

“Norm; an eternal thanks to you and your dedicated service to this great country. May you get to soar like an eagle in your next life. Tom Bullock ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Bullock - Niagara Falls, NY

“The first time I met Norm, I had the opportunity to play golf with him. He was a very interesting person and conversationalist and a pretty good...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and Beth Bullock - NY

“To all the Shinsky family, On behalf of Ron & Pat Bowman and the Thursday Shinsky Bowling League, you have our deepest sympathies. Be...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Bowman - lorain, OH

“I only met you a few times at Rebmans Bowling Center while you and Mr.Rebman would be having coffee or just visiting. I am an employee at Rebmans....Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Penny Lunn - Lorain, OH

“Prayers to your family~ I lived on Long St and had the pleasure of knowing Mr. & Mrs. Shinsky. Mr. Shinsky wouild walk over just to say hello and...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Susan (Shagovac) Zabrecky - OH

“To the Shinsky family,Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. He is in a better place now and is at peace. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Todd and Annette Wargo

“Dear Norm, Sandi and family, We were sorry to learn of the passing of Norm's father. We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Ellie Vinczi - Lorain, OH

“Most likely not a surprise, but all of you, individually and collectively, are in my thoughts and prayers! Let knowing that you did your best...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Paula Allegretto - Seattle, WA

“Prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Rest peacefully knowing he is in a better place, free of pain. God bless your family. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Carilee Cooper - North Augusta, SC

“Condolence to the family, He was a good man and I always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed! ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Daniel Hyster - S. Amherst, OH

“Uncle Norm, one of the greatest men I have ever know. Always enjoyed the talks we had. Enloyed the time we spent when I was young and you gave me...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Shinsky - Amherst, OH

“Thinking of the Shinsky family during this difficult time ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Ives (diggers) - OH

“Our prayers are with you (Mandy) and rest of the family during this difficult time. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Kenneth and Rachel Franklin - SC

“Dear Mandy, Tony & Family, We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Clair & Barbara Henkes - Aiken, SC

“From one Sailor to another... Thank you for all your service. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Dan Bullock - Lorain, OH

“Dad,From the very first time I met you until I witnessed your departure from this earth; I always had the utmost respect and love for you. I remember...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Daniel Bullock - Lorain, OH

“He will be missed, Norbert was a great man who was always very nice to me who was always a very caring person. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Daniel Bullock - Cheektowaga, NY

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Norbert Henry Shinsky, age 85, of Amherst passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 1, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio to Alexander and Emma (nee Smarsh) Shinsky.
Norbert was a veteran of WW II, serving his country with the United States Navy.
In 1954, he started his own homebuilding and remodeling business, Shinsky Builders, which is now run by his children.
Norbert was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary (nee Mihalic); children, Janet (Robert) Runner, of Sandusky, Carol (Daniel Bullock) Shinsky, of Lorain, Gail Shinsky, of Lorain, Norman (Sandi) Shinsky, of Lorain and Mandy (Tony) Smith, of Aiken, SC; 8 grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Shinsky Partyka, of Bedford, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Shinsky and Emma Shinsky Mertz; brothers, Floyd, Bill and Alex Shinsky.
The Shinsky family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Funeral Center followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Rev. Fr. Michael Denk, Associate Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
The family suggest contributions be made in memory of Norbert to, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst or New Life Hospice, 5255 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Online condolences may be left for the Shinsky family at

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