Francis “Frank” Blinsky

COLUMBIANA– Francis “Frank” Blinsky, 72, of Columbiana died on Sunday, March 15 at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1947 in Washington, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Lula Resecker Blinsky.

Francis had worked as an auto worker for General Motors, Lordstown for 35 years, retiring in 2005.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cherryl Cook Blinsky, whom he married on April 18, 1981; a daughter, Dawn Blinsky of Austintown; two sons, John Blinsky Sr. of Austintown and Greg Blinsky of Austintown; two brothers, Leroy (Mary) Blinsky of Poland and Ronald Blinsky of Poland; a sister, Rose Blinsky of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandsons.

Francis deserves a memorable tribute. However, in this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, the family understands that attending these services may not be in your best health interest. Instead, they would ask you to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Should you be able to attend and celebrate his life, the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 19 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Services will be held at noon Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made in Francis’s memory to the American Kidney Fund.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com.