Tom Pinchak, of Zirconia NC, formerly of Charlotte, died suddenly on June 2, 2022.
He was born in Detroit on December 13, 1946, to the late Ray and Harriett (Scott) Pinchak. He was preceded in death by his brother Paul, daughter Nelle Neczypor and grandson Ray Pinchak.
Tom spent his formative years in and around Utica, Michigan. In 1966, Tom enlisted in the Air Force where he trained as an Electronic Intercept Operations/Analysis Specialist. In 1969, he was stationed in Samsun, Turkey where he was part of a team that monitored the actions of Soviet jets. He returned to the United States and completed his active military service at NSA before being honorably discharged in 1970. A graduate of Oakland University, Tom spent most of his career in Charlotte in commercial real estate. He retired from Wells Fargo in 2009 and spent his retirement years traveling back and forth from Charlotte to The Cliffs Valley where he enjoyed golfing, breakfast with “the boys”, gatherings of any kind (especially if wine was included), yard projects and travel. In May 2021, Tom and Jodi moved to The Cliffs full time. A lifelong suffering Detroit sports fan, he was constantly left broken hearted by the Tigers, Lions and Michigan Wolverines.
Tom leaves behind his wife of 23 years “in a row”, Jodi Burgess Pinchak, son Deane Pinchak, son-in-law Jim Neczypor and granddaughter, Adelaide, mother-in-law Arlene Burgess, brother and sister in-laws Ritch (Deb) Burgess, Suzy (David) D’Agostino, Liz (Reid) Baxter and nieces and nephews Alicia, Allen, Drew, Devyn, Owen, Dawson, Emerson, and Carson all of whom made him extremely proud.
A Funeral Mass and Interment will be held at Noon, Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211; officiating by Father Ed Sheridan and Deacon Larry O’Toole.