HOLLSOPPLE — SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014, with his beloved wife by his side at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, after fighting a valiant battle with cancer. Although Michael suffered with this terrible disease, he never complained and often said how beautiful each day was. He was less like a friend and more like a brother to all those who knew him well. He always put everyone else and their happiness far beyond that of his own. Michael had a brilliant mind and will always be remembered for his lifelong quest for learning. He had the opportunity to travel the world and used that opportunity to find new friends everywhere he went. His travels made him one of the greatest storytellers that you could ever meet. Michael will long be remembered for his kindness and compassion to all. He was always willing to give anyone a chance and taught us all many times the importance of being kind and loving to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Michael, a professional geologist, and his wife, Barbara, are the owners of Treasures of the Earth Ltd. and have made a lasting impact in the fossil and mineral world. They built their company from the ground up and always worked together side-by-side in everything that they did. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his faithful dog, Rio; sister, Nancy Lang, wife of Frank; and nieces, Gretchen and Sarah, Virginia Beach, Va. Preceded in death by father and mother, Michael and Kathryn (Stasko). Barbara would like to express her sincere appreciation to all of the doctors and nurses at UPMC Shadyside Hospital for their compassion and care. Likewise, she also expresses her love for the kindness and concern shown by so many of their closest friends during this difficult time. Michael’s ashes will be scattered in the beautiful deserts of Utah, where he loved spending time with Barbara. No formal service will be held. Since Michael had such a passion for learning, Barbara has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations for a scholarship be made to Mercyhurst University Geology Department in Michael’s name. Mercyhurst University is the home of the Sincak Museum of Natural History.
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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