CHAPMAN – CHAPMAN – Marcus B. Sykora Sr., 81, died Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born July 20, 1931, in Stamford, Texas, son of Joseph J. and Ernie D. (Fulmer) Sykora.
After discharge from the Air Force, Mark did many things, from the Civil Service in Presque Isle, to having his own business in Jefferson, Texas. He enjoyed many things in life: auctions, flea markets and making things. In retirement he enjoyed gardening and his children and grandchildren.
Marcus is survived by his daughter, Madelyn Sykora of Camp Hill, Pa.; daughter, Sheila and husband, Ken Nellis, of Latham, N.Y.; daughter, Susan Humes of Chapman; son, Marcus Jr. and wife, Barbara Sykora, of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Sylvia and husband, Bob Buob, of Chapman; daughter, Michelle Ann Sykora; grandchildren, Bruce Nellis, Rebekah and husband, Ed Kennedy, Sarah and husband, Josh Small, Anne and husband, Ron Nellis, Thomas Everett, Jeannette and husband, Aaron Fackler, Jennifer Tidwell, Alexandrea and husband, Josh Cheney, Katherine Buob, and Jacob Buob. Mark is also survived by his sisters, Yvonne Hutchins, Jean Larkin and Jo Bishop; brother, Jim Sykora; many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Leroy Sykora.
Private services were held at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Online condolences may be expressed at