Obituaries » Emil T. Siroki
September 10, 1932 - December 8, 2020
Emil T. Siroki 88 of Youngstown (Drifton), Pa. peacefully passed away Tuesday December 8th on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, Pa.
From birth he was a life-long member of St. Mary of the Dormition Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland. His faith and church were the center of his life and he faithfully supported and offered his time and talents in any way he could to his church.
Emil was a veteran of the U.S. Navy working in communications. He was honorably discharged as a Navy Radio Operator during the Korean Conflict. Additionally, he was avid amateur HAM Radio operator with the call letters K3ADP which will now be forever designated as a “silent key.”
He was a clean-living dedicated family man who always loved to help others, learn new things, fix anything from TV’s to cars and in his later years he continually explored all aspects of working on computers. In his younger days he played baseball. He was a top-notch baseball athlete having performed with the Foster Township High School diamond team and with several independent amateur clubs.
He was an electrician by trade and was employed by Discon Steel, Freeland and Continental White Cap Corporation, Hazelton throughout his life until retirement in 1998.
Emil was born Sept. 10, 1932 in Youngstown and he was the son of the late Anna (Kanyuk) Siroky (1891-1956); John Siroky (1886-1957). Also preceding him in death were siblings: John (1914-1922); Paul (1916-1920); Anna Mackanich (1917-1990); Nicholas (1927-1994); Mary Kuchinsky (1915-1998); Michael (1921-2001); Joseph (1919-2003); and Edward (1926-2005).
Surviving are his beloved wife of more than 65 years (Feb. 5, 1955) the former Mary Lou Muscovitch, who he resided with at Fritzingertown Senior Care, Drums, Pa.; son, Rev. David E. Siroki, Pittsburgh; daughters: Mary Ann and her husband Bill Hindson, Freeland and Sandra M. Eimer, Dillsburg. Grandchildren: Christopher and his wife Amy, Attorney Matthew and Dr. Ashley Hindson, Marah (Eimer) and her husband Mike Hoffecker and Joshua Eimer. Great grandchildren: Carly, Penny, Wesley, Shaun and Alexis Hindson. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
The Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland by son, Father David and Father Thomas Schaefer of Pittsburgh. The family extends gratitude and thanks to Father Scott Boshossian, pastor of St. Mary’s for his care and ministry to Emil over the years and his gracious hospitality to us during this time. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to any Senior Care (dementia/Alzheimer’s) facility of your choosing in Emil’s name. May God grant him peaceful repose and may his memory be eternal.
McNulty Funeral Home, 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.