WO1 Joseph F. Golinski was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/18/2017 at the age of 68.0
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Flight Class 69-47
Date of Birth 12/31/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Joseph Francis Golinski, Jr., 68, of New Smyrna Beach passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 with his family by his side.

Joe was born December 31, 1948 at 8:07 PM to the late Joseph and Patricia Golinski, Sr. in Troy, NY. After high school graduation Joe joined the US Army and served as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam Era.

When he returned home he married the love of his life, Mary Grace LaRoss on June 3, 1972. They moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1974 for Joe to further his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. One of Joe's favorite pastime was baseball. He loved to play it, watch it and coach it. Joe coached the Embry-Riddle baseball team 1978 - 1980 and coached Bethune-Cookman College baseball team from 1984-1985.

He spent 15 years at the US Postal Service and retired in 2000. Joe will be remembered for his patriotism, being a stickler for details and love for his family. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #270, Port Orange.

Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Colene Nicastro in 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Grace; son, Joseph, III and his wife, Amy (Gremillion) of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Whitney, Logan, Cody, Braden, Blair; brother, John of Ballston Lake, NY and sister, Joann Leonard of Quebec City, Canada.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 5-7PM, Sunday at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. Funeral Services will be 11AM, Monday at First Baptist Church, 200 Faulkner Street, New Smyrna Beach with interment to follow at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to join the family back at the church for a reception after the interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University athletics department. Please make checks payable to: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in memory of Joe Golinski. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Contributions, P.O. Box 864436, Orlando FL 32886-4436. To make a donation in memory of Mr. Golinski via credit card, use the following link: http://givingto.erau.edu/golinski

Burial: Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida, USA

Burial information: Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, FL

This information was last updated 01/25/2017

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