EAST LIVERPOOL – In fondest memory of Dr. Henry J. Parcinski Jr., D.O., a longtime resident of East Liverpool, Ohio. Known as Hank to friends and family, he died on April 28, 2013 after a two-year struggle with kidney cancer and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.
Hank was born Jan. 12, 1942 in Trenton, N.J. to Dr. Henry J. Parcinski Sr., Ph.D. and Mary Turnich. Mary died shortly after his birth, and Hank was then raised by his stepmother, Violet. He attended Trenton Catholic Boys High School, Mercer County Coventry College (A.S.), Alliance College (B.S.) and Kansas City School of Medicine and Biosciences (D.O.), followed by a medical internship at Cafaro Memorial Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio.
Hank then practiced as an E.R. doctor at Doctors Hospital in Houston, Texas, followed by a four year orthopedic residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich. Hank went on to fill the role of staff orthopedic surgeon in seven different hospitals of Detroit and its suburbs, and worked as a hospital clinical instructor and as an associate clinical professor at a number of academic institutions.
In 1989, Hank accepted a position as staff orthopedic surgeon at East Liverpool City Hospital. Except for a short period working at Pike Community Hospital, followed by a brief retirement in 2005, Hank was a fixture at East Liverpool City Hospital, returning to run the hospital’s orthopedic clinic until medical disability forced him into retirement midway through 2011.
During his tenure at the hospital, he served as medical staff president, chairman of the department of surgery, and member of the executive committee, as well as serving on virtually every hospital committee. He also was elected to the board of trustees and served for four years in that role.
Hank was a lifetime member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Michigan and Ohio Osteopathic Associations, and was board certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He was also a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, a charter member of the Hand Surgery Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and a member of even more organizations too numerous to list.
Throughout his life Hank was an outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing in northern Michigan, and later golfing with his many friends at East Liverpool Country Club, where he was a member for many years and served on the board of trustees. Hank competed in and won a number of tournaments at the club, but his crowning achievement and proudest moment on the golf course was his Memorial Day hole-in-one.
Preceding Hank in death are his parents, Dr. Henry J. Parcinski Sr., Ph.D., Mary Turnich and stepmother Violet Parcinski.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Parcinski; two sons, Brandon Parcinski and his wife Katie of Austin, Texas, and Henry J. Parcinski III, J.D., LL.M., and his wife Natalie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and his daughter Ashley Parcinski, B.S.N., R.N., of Canfield; as well as a granddaughter Natalie Parcinski and a new granddaughter who is expected in June. Also surviving are his brother, Dr. Richard Parcinski, D.O. of Missouri, and sister Mary Ann Nawarynski of New Jersey.
Friends may visit Friday afternoon and evening at Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 4-7 p.m. Fr. Peter Haladej will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at Holy Trinity Parish.
Burial will be at Oakland Hills Memorial Park in Novi, Mich.
The Parcinski family asks that memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the Kidney Cancer Association, P.O. Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, Ill. 60680-3338 or by visiting www.kidneycancer.org/get-involved/give/donate-now.