Vincent G. Kalinosky
Vincent G. Kalinosky of Austin, formerly of Kingston, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 24, 2007, surrounded by his loving children.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1932, in Kingston, the youngest child of the late Peter and Katherine Matulevich Kalinosky, immigrants from Lithuania. He was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Vincent joined the USAF
in 1952, retiring in 1972 at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was also awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. He then began his second career starting with the Texas Highway Department as a bridge inspector, then retiring from Westinghouse, working at Centex, and at Bertram Manufacturing.
Throughout his life, Vincent was a traveler. He had a standing reservation at the Tropicana in Vegas and made annual lengthy trips driving to Oklahoma, Michigan, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Canada to visit all his numerous friends, family and occasionally to do a little fishing (stopping at casinos along the way). He was also a dedicated Penn Stale football fan.
He had just celebrated his 75th birthday with a casino party given by his children. All his friends and family were there to share in his celebration.
Vincent was preceded in death by Dorcas Davis, the mother of his children; wife Dawn Kalinosky; his parents, brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his sister Rose; daughters, Suzanne Paulson and husband Pat, Katherine Kalinosky and Charles Saunders; sons, Anthony Kalinosky, William Kalinosky and wife Jennifer, Kramer; his precious granddaughter Elisha Lee; his special brother Bob Hildebrand, wife Nancy and daughters Ruthie and Susan.
He is also survived by stepson Michael Kelly and stepdaughter Marie Kelly; step-grandchildren Leon, Diane, Ashley, Jereme, Jenna, Jamie, Julian, Jerod, Heather, John and Angela; step-great grandchildren Madison, Jayla, Chance, and Jordan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vincent, also known as Cluck, Billy, William, Vinnie, Kal, and Pop Pop was a kind, generous, and gentle man and will always be remembered by his children and friends with love and respect. Special heart-felt thanks are extended to Dr. Leo Toupin, Heart to Heart Hospice, Hallmark Lifeway Home Health, Austin Area Agency on Aging, Lee, David, Charles, Tina, Frank and the many caregivers and friends that helped take care of our Dad and us.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at Cook Walden Capital Park Chapel, 14501 N. IH 35, Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may he made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.