Mark J. "Proky" Prokopovitch, 55, formerly of Taylor, died May 10 in Orwell, N.Y.
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Born in Taylor, son of Ann Markovitch Prokopovitch, Taylor, and the late Albert Prokopovitsh, Mark was a graduate of Riverside High School, class of 1976, and attended Ohio State and Penn State University. While living in Taylor, he was a self-employed flooring contractor. He was a member of the Empire State Carpenters Local 277, Syracuse, N.Y., the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Forkston, and the former Taylor Fire and Ambulance Company 2.
Throughout Mark's life, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and spending time in Florida during the winter months.
Also surviving are a sister, Ann Marie Otto, Old Forge; a brother, Raymond Prokopovitch, Shirleysburg; a nephew, Stephen Derenick; and five nieces, Deborah D'Agostino, Michelle Derenick, Nicole Chuta and Sandy and Lynette Prokopovitch.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Allan.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. Interment will be private with a blessing service by the Rev. Joseph Jones, C.P., St. Ann's Basilica, at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Olyphant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Visit www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St
Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Scranton Times on May 19, 2014