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Owczykowski, Michael Allen

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February 24, 1952 - August 16, 2015

Owczykowski, Michael Allen

Michael Allen Owczykowski passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 16, 2015 to be with “The Spirit in the Sky.” (by Norman Greenbaum)

Michael lived in Dallas, Texas for the past 25 years and was 63 years old. Michael was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on February 24, 1952, and preceeded in death by his parents, Paul Adam Owczykowski and Clara Agnes Lepish Owczykowski, his sister, Linda Marie Valdez and his nephew, Jeremy Vincent Valdez.  He has seven surviving siblings, Kathleen Guy of Canandaquia, NY; Paul Andrew Owczykowski of Dallas, TX; Mary Claire Drowgowski of Rochester, PA; Joseph Anthony Owczykowski of Lupton, MI; John Shepherd of Dallas, TX; Greg and Rosella Milliken of Austin, TX; Marcie Lynne Oates of Austin, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Michael graduated in 1970 from Valley High School, New Kensington, PA, where he participated in cross-country, track and was the Treasurer of V.I.C.A. He earned a degree in 1972 at Allegheny Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, and worked for Stromberg-Carlson, Sprint and Eastern Telecom.

Michael’s hobbies included: nature photography, motorcycling, yoga and meditation. He was a creative soul, who loved to learn and practice self-sustaining, all natural living. At heart, Michael was always a 1960 hippie, a brave and compassionate brother, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Ln, Dallas, TX, 75234, (972) 241-9100 at noon.   Condolences or flowers will be accepted at North Dallas Funeral home at <> or a donations can be made in Michael’s name to Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas.

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September 12, 2015 3:37PM


I cannot count how many times you would beat me to work in the morning, and you had a "extra" cup of coffee. I could always depend on you to be, and do what you said you would. I am at a loss with the words to describe how much you are missed. I trust you are now free from the pain and suffering you carried for so many years. Godspeed Michael, say hi to Linda for me.

mary drogowski

August 30, 2015 7:32PM

Thank you for giving us all happiness and sharing your love with us. Thank you for the many memories that will live with us while we are on earth. Until we meet again in the spiritual world you will live in our hearts and your memories will live on and remind us you were once a part of our lives in this world. I admired you as a brother and a keeper. May you now be in peace.
Love, sister Mary

mary drogowski

August 30, 2015 5:17PM


Michael, my brother and an inspiration to all those who knew and loved him, God rest your soul in peace for eternity. You will always be with us in our hearts and in our memories.
Your sister

Charles D Cannon

August 27, 2015 8:23AM

Sorry for your loss. You may not remember me. I was friends with Joey and Mary many years ago in PA. I also worked with Linda at The Dallas Times Herald. May God bless you all and give you peace.

Ed Jarmul

August 26, 2015 5:15PM

Since I was 8 years older than Mike, we didn't meet often except at family gatherings but being the son of Aunt Clara and having so many wonderful members of his immediate family, he will indeed be missed. Only his body has expired but his soul will live on in eternity. Travel well Michael.

Paul Jarmul

August 26, 2015 1:19PM

I will never forget my cousin Mike and the good times we shared - too few as always. Peace be with you and your family.

Gene 'GiGi' Gervasi

August 26, 2015 11:13AM

There Are No Words to Say... To Fill The Void.. In Losing A Dear and Trusting Friend - I'll Miss Always Dear Michael, May Our Dear Lord Keep You Safe in His Loving Arms, Rest in Peace and Comfort.. GiGi

Elaine Domain Suity

August 24, 2015 11:13PM

We were in the same class at St.Mary School. So sorry to hear of Michael's sudden passing.You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Theresa Salazar

August 24, 2015 8:48PM

I'll never forget the time Uncle Michael took me on a helicopter ride as a child - it is such a wonderful memory that I've always cherished. He will be missed - rest in peace Uncle Michael.

Buddy Adams

August 24, 2015 1:57PM

Oates family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother and my good friend.The loss of 2 amazing people Michael and Linda, is just so sad. But they are never gone as long as we remember them. I will always remember.

Tom Hogan

August 23, 2015 12:50PM

Rosie, Marcy & John

Sorry for your loss-keeping all of you in my prayers.
Not sure if you remember me from New Kensington, but may God Bless All of You.

Tom Hogan

Sally Chandler

August 21, 2015 7:07PM

Dear Family, I am so sorry to read of your brother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Sally Chandler

Zack Valdez

August 21, 2015 6:56PM

Uncle Mike was a cool dude who always had a smile on his face and a joke in his pocket. He used to love to share stories about his adventures and the passion with which he did so always made me all the wiser and more appreciative... of him and the relationships he was able to build with other people.
That is how I will choose to remember him. Uncle Mike... one cool smiling dude who loved to share his life with others.

Frank and Faye Milliken

August 21, 2015 11:19AM

Dear Rose and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother, Michael. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in knowing he is just a thought away.

Donna and Barry Fallin

August 21, 2015 10:59AM

Rose and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss -- we are praying for your peace and comfort. Words seem so inadequate but they represent our heartfelt sympathy. Godspeed Michael.

Barry and Donna Fallin

Marcie Oates

August 20, 2015 7:03PM

My brother, my friend, what an honor and privilege it has been being your sister in this lifetime. I love you dearly and will miss you very much! Rest in peace, rest in peace.