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Mike Sackash
Mike Sackash, age 95 of Sykesville, PA died Saturday, May 20, 2023 at his home. He was born on May 17,1928 in Hastings, PA, the son of the late Mike and Anna (Bodner) Sackash. On June 17, 1950, he married his wife of 64 years, Mary Lou (Crooks) Sackash.
Mike was in the U.S. Navy, based in Banana River, Florida. After the Navy, he worked at L.B. Smith and Company in Sykesville until 1968 when he began working at Berg Electronics in Clearfield, PA. The company was purchased by DuPont and Mike continued working there until his retirement in 1991.
Mike was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville. He was an active community member of the Sykesville Lion’s Club, a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader, a Little League Coach, and supported Teener and Federation Ball teams in the Sykesville Area. He managed the Sykesville Town Hall for many years. He was the Sykesville Man of the Year in 1977.
Mike is survived by a son, Michael, of Houston, TX and granddaughters, Erin Sackash Duncan and her husband, Vincent Duncan (Dallas, TX) and Jill Sackash Maynard and her husband Richard Maynard (Richmond, TX). Great grandchildren Jake Maynard, Dax Maynard, Audrey Duncan, Catherine Duncan and Reese Duncan, one daughter, Marsha Sackash, of Boalsburg, PA, and son, Mark Sackash, and his wife, Lorraine (Sample) of DuBois, PA, grandsons, Mark J. Sackash, Jr. and wife Kendra of Katy, TX and Jed Sackash of DuBois, PA, great grandchildren Kaelyn and Kellyn Sackash, and his sisters, Catherine Butkewich of Sykesville and Lillian Gilga of Sykesville.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou, and nine of his siblings, Anna Foradori, Dorothy Rimer, Sophie Kennis, Verna Minns, George Sackash, Mary Gresock, Dolly Pindrock, Henry (Sonny) Sackash, and Eugene (Butch) Sackash.
His passions in life were his family, the community, gardening, Penn State Football, golfing, church, hunting and fishing.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10:00 am from the Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville, PA with Pastor Jacob Penvose officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the Sykesville Town Hall.
Although flowers are appreciated, the family would prefer that a memorial contribution be made to the Sykesville Ambulance Service at 215 West Liberty Street, Sykesville, PA 15865.