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William E. Cenk

August 22, 1931 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 87)

William E. Cenk, 87 of Indiana Township, died Monday June 10, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born August 22, 1931 in Verona to the late John and Mary J. (Kirn) Cenk, Jr. Bill grew up in Oakmont graduating from Oakmont High School in 1949. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. He worked in the construction industry as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 12. He was a member of Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, the Knights of Columbus, John F. Kennedy Council # 5501. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years Dorothy R. (Ayres) Cenk, sons William E. Cenk, Jr. of O’Hara Township, David A. (Susan) Cenk of El Paso, TX, Robert G. (Kirstin) Cenk of Franklin Park and Donald R. Cenk of Richland Township, grandchildren William E., III, David J., Chyenne L., Shane S., Leila J., Maksim S. and Ellis A. Cenk.; sisters Mary (Yanicko) (John) Uriah of West Deer and Amelia J. (Sobor) (Edgar) Capp of Harrisburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson Ryan M. Cenk, sisters Joanne (Zelahy) Janoski and Eileen Cenk and his brother John Cenk, III.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer, where parting prayers will be conducted Thursday June 13, 9 AM with a catholic funeral mass following at 9:30 am, in Transfiguration R. C. Church, Russellton with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mount Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township.  View obituary online and leave condolences at  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Knights of Columbus John F. Kennedy Council, PO Box 244, Russellton, PA 15076

Donations may be made to:

Knights of Columbus #5501
PO Box 244, Russellton PA 15076

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