YOUNGSTOWN - George Senedak, 87, of the city’s West Side, left his family early Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2021, passing away peacefully at his home.
George was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Youngstown, and was a son of the late John Senedak and Anna Key Senedak. He was a lifelong resident of Youngstown.
He served in the U.S. Army after graduating from Chaney High School. After being honorably discharged from the service, George pursued a teaching degree and graduated from Youngstown State University.
He was known and loved as “Mr. Senedak” by thousands of students, faculty, and parents at Woodrow Wilson High School ,where he spent his career for over 25 years. During his tenure as a teacher, coach, and athletic director, George impacted the lives of many students and student/athletes. George loved teaching, and the only thing he loved more than that was his family.
He lit up any room with his keen sense of humor and kindness. Even during the worst of times he’d crack a joke and send everyone into laughter. George was an avid reader and found enjoyment in visiting his family in New York. He enjoyed traveling in his younger years and had been to 48 out of the 50 States.
Because George was such a phenomenal athlete in basketball, football, baseball, and golf, he was inducted into the Chaney High School Hall of Fame in 1996.
He leaves the love of his life, his wife of 45 years, Mary Jane; his son, Paul (Carolynn) of Painesville; two daughters, Laurie (John) and Marti (Ken), both of New York; nine grandchildren, Clark, Max, Mallory, Kayli, Alli, Wade, Connor, Wyatt, and Trinity; a brother, Metro “Matt” Senedak of Austintown; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.
George will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Senedak Balog, and two brothers, Charlie “Chuck” Senedak and Mike Senedak.
Private services have been held. Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.
George’s family is grateful and thankful for the kindness, caring, and support from the dedicated staff of Crossroads Hospice. His family also thanks Dr. John Gianetti and nurse, Laura, for the kindness shown and care given to George, and a very special thank you to family friend, Dave, for all of his help.
George would have wanted to spread kindness, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in George’s name to help other families benefit from the care of Crossroads Hospice, through www.crossroadshospice.com
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