Official Obituary of

Sammy Lee Koban

January 16, 1949 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Sammy Koban Obituary

Sammy Lee Koban, 75, of California, PA, died Monday, February 19, 2024.

He was born January 16, 1949, in Brownsville, PA, the son of Sam and Lillian (Mason) Koban.

Sammy proudly served our country in the Army where he was a Sergeant with B Company in Long Xuyen during the Vietnam War, 1969 to 1970.

In addition to his parents, Sammy was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gerald Tylka.

He worked Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel (Monessen) and retired from the California Borough Street Department. Sammy was a life member of the California Young Men's Club, The former California American Legion JFK Post 377 and the AM Vets of Hopwood.  He was also an avid boater on the river and known to be the proud proprietor of “Sammy Land.”

Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Kathy Tylka; niece, Tracy Eadie and her husband Rich (Freddie); nephew, Jerry Tylka and his wife Sharon; great nieces and nephews, BreAnn Chiovitti (Nick), Katelyn Adler (Ryan), Kelsey Tylka (Josten Mengerink) and Cody Tylka (Kaitlyn).  Also surviving are great great nieces and nephews, Amelia, Marley, Greyson, Lucas, Noah and Caden,

and his beloved cat- Lucky.


Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Thursday, February 22 from 3 to 7 pm.

Everyone is asked to meet directly at the Highland Cemetery on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11 am for the interment service, where full military honors will be accorded.

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February 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc.
323 4th Street
California, PA 15419

February 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Highland Cemetery, California, PA


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