Brian Dylan Marstell Simkulak, 16, of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Monday.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1996, in Allentown.
Brian is survived by many loved ones: his parents, Brian Simkulak, Cynthia Marstell; stepmother, Maryanne Simkulak; his siblings, twin sister Brittany Simkulak, Destiny Simkulak and Ayvah Satkowski; loving grandparents, Paul and Luann Simkulak, and Mary Ellen Marstell; and great-grandparents, Jean (Ama) Simkulak, Ralph Coppola and Jackie Cernohorsky. Brian is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins in both Pennsylvania and Florida.
Brian lived in Pennsylvania for 12 years before relocating to Florida. He attended Lake Nona High School as an honor roll student. Brian 's favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, camping, cliff diving, snowboarding, wakeboarding, tubing, baseball, watching scary movies, driving, taking walks with his twin sister and online video games . Brian had an instinct to learn as much as he could about anything that excited him. He was particularly fond of animals , especially the fish in his salt water tank. His goal in life was to own and operate his own veterinarian's office.
A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date to be announced on www.acommunityfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank in the Brian Simkulak Memorial Fund.
Published in Times Leader from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2013