Mark Konyak, 54

Mark  Konyak, 54, of North Camp Run Rd., Fombell died on  Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at UPMC Cranberry Hospital as a result of a motorcycle accident on Rt. 288 in Butler County.

Born April 12, 1958 in Ellwood City, PA,  he was the son of Fred and Patty Steckman Konyak of Ellwood City.  He was married on May 12, 2000 to Karen Hickok Konyak, who survives.

Mark retired in 2009 from Inmetco following 30 years of service.  He currently was an equipment operator for Lindy Paving and owned Mark Konyak Excavating.  Mark graduated from Vo-Tech in 1976.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding and playing volleyball.  He cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Karen, he is survived by three stepchildren; Travis (Deanna) Weisz of Fombell, Jody (Tim) St. John of Wampum, Michael (Gale) Weisz of Enon Valley; a sister, Gwen (Bill) Gottuso of Ellwood City; two brothers Eric (Katie) Konyak of Zelienople, Curt (Stacy) Konyak of Ellwood City; mother in law, Norma Hickok of New Castle; maternal grandmother, Ruth Steckman of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Allison St. John, Ava, Alex, Madison, and Chase Weisz; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday August 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received at the funeral home  from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 on Friday,  August 10, 2012.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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21 thoughts on “Mark Konyak, 54

  1. Dear Karen and family, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have very fond memories of Mark. God Bless all of you!! Linda ,Chris,Kurt,Jacqui and Carl Jr Pohto

  2. Patty, Fred and family,

    My heart is reaching out to you in sympathy and prayer. May the comfort of friends and family help all of you through this very hard time. May time, love and memories bring you all peace.

    Linda Hummel

    • Eric and Kate and Konyak family, my deepest symphathy and prayers are with your family during this tragic loss. My heart aches for you and I pray for comfort for your family through this trying time. Glenn, Bonnie, Olivia, Alex and Mason Lightner

  3. Mark was an exceptional man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I worked with him at INMETCO and he was always so kind and considerate. A great loss. My prayers are with you and the family during this time of grief.

    Jan Petters

  4. Dear Konyak Family, we are so saddened by the loss of Mark, he was such a wondeful man, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this terrible time.. there are no words to say how much he will be missed, and how bad we feel.. we will miss that wonderful laugh of his coming down from the hill.. God Bless you all, and know you are in our hearts … love Kirk, Mary, Samantha, Jessica and Andrew

  5. Linda and family – I am so sorry to hear of your brothers accident.
    Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  6. Karen, I worked with Mark for 30 years. We started on the same day and kicked out together. And one of the things that made those 30 years better, was Mark’s laugh. He could laugh about anything. And laughed hardest about himself. And that is a true sign of a good man. I’m so sorry we couldn’t be there, to say goodby. We were on our way to the airport, when I heard the news, and I’m writing this from Spain. You, and Mark are in our prayers. The peace of the Lord be whith you. Michael & JoAnn Smith

  7. Dear Karen,
    Mark and I started at INMETCO on the same day and retired on the same day. And all those days were made easier, because of his laugh. He.was a sweet, gentile man, and I’m so sorry for your loss. And I’m sorry we couldn’t be there. We where on our way to the airpot, when we got the news, and I’m writting this from Spain.
    Most sincerely,
    Michael &joAnn Smith

  8. I worked with Mark a few times and from the first time I knew he would be a friend. I was deeply hurt to hear of his accident. You are all in my prayers.

  9. Konyak Family,

    We cannot express the pain and hurt you must feel, Mark surely will be missed. You all have our prayers and sympathy during this difficult time.

    In The Lord Jesus Christ,
    Shawn & Lisa Pander (John 14:6)

  10. Our entire family, (Brad, Curt, Amy, & my mom and dad) all had fond memories of visiting the Konyak family farm and camp while we were growing up. Mark had also worked on jobs with my husband, Bill. Our hearts ache for your loss because Mark was a wonderful person. My brother Brad and many other people lost a lifetime friend and he will be missed by all! Your entire family is in our prayers.

  11. Karen and family, You have my deepest sympathy.

    I will never forget Mark’s smile when he would come into the office and I would say hello and tell him he was my favorite customer! He would laugh and say ” I bet you say that to all your customers .”. Then we would just laugh together. I will truly miss him.

  12. Dear Konyak Family,
    I have had the pleasure of working with all three of the Konyak brothers in my years. The Konyaks are definately some of the best people,that I have had the pleasure of meeting in my lifetime! My deepest sympathy goes out to Curt, Eric, and the rest of the Konyak family. You are all in mine, and my family’s prayers.

  13. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mark was a good friend and a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, John and Polly Houk- McGrady

  14. I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We started @ Inmetco around the same time and I’ll always remember how quick he was to laugh and his genuine good nature. Although I hadn’t seen him in years his smile and personality always came to mind when I thought of everyone at Inmetco… he’ll be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts & prayers are with you and yours…

  15. We will always remember and miss Mark and his laugh. Words cannot express our sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Mr and Mrs Konyak, Gwen, and family.
    I had the pleausure of getting to know Mark while I was “summer help” at Inmetco. When I saw him recently at my Uncles Buds Funeral his smile and kindness had not changed at all.
    I had some great times with Mark after working in the mill. In my life and travels I don’t know that I have met a kinder, happier man. My heart aches for the Konyak family.
    May you somehow find Peace the next days and weeks. I am struggling with this greatly and am very saddened about your tragic loss.
    Peace Little Steck

  17. Dear Karen and Konyak Family…I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. Mark was a hard-working guy and a good neighbor. His loss is great, however, he wil never be far away..just look into your heart. ….
    April Householder

  18. So sorry to hear of this tragic news. Sorry we couldn’t make it to the services as we were out of the country. I just heard the news today. I has the pleasure of working with Mark for 10 years at Inmetco. He was always good for a laugh, if even at his own expense. He was a good man and will be missed.

  19. Dear Karen and family, My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you. I had the good fortune to work with Mark on serveral occasions and had a few chit chat sessions with him. From my conversations with him I knew he was a good person, I will really miss him. Sorry I didn’t make the services.

  20. To the Konyak Family,
    Our deepest regards go out to all of you, We will keep Mark and your family in our prayers! Mark you will be greatly missed. You are a great man. I am sorry I did not hear sooner. May the Lord comfort all of you.
    The Painter family

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