Meadville Tribune

October 3, 2013

Mark E. Simcheck

Meadville Tribune

SAEGERTOWN — Mark E. Simcheck, 61, of 334 Bell Drive, Saegertown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at St. Vincent Health System, Erie.

Mark was born in Meadville on Sept. 23, 1952, a son of George P. and Eileen M. Blakeslee Simcheck. On June 19, 1976, Mark married Linda J. Bidwell, who survives.

He was a member of St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, Saegertown.

Mark was co-owner of Fame Manufacturing in Saegertown, where he worked since 1974. A 1970 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School, he went on to further his education by earning a mathematics degree from Edinboro College, where he was part of the college’s baseball team. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing softball and basketball. Above all, Mark loved his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them.

In addition to his wife, Linda, of 37 years, Mark is survived by two sons, Jeremy Simcheck and his wife, Abigail, of Franklin, and Travis Simcheck and his wife, Ashley, of Inman, S.C.; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Mason, Katelyn, Addison and Wyatt; his parents, George and Eileen Simcheck of Cambridge Springs; three brothers, George Simcheck, David Simcheck, and Steve Simcheck and his wife, Theresa, all of Cambridge Springs; and six nieces and nephews, Zachary and Stephen Simcheck, Tyler, Derek, Alec and Laura Bidwell.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 4 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, at 10 a.m. Monday, with Fr. Matthew Kujawinski, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will take place in Venango Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to Camo Cares, 7937 Route 208, Knox, Pa. 16232, or visit Camo Cares is an event which sponsors and allows terminally ill children and wounded veterans the hunting opportunity of a lifetime.

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