Mark Stanley Roczniak

Mark Stanley Roczniak

October 21, 1953 – August 12, 2020
Age 66 of Golden Valley, passed away on August 12, 2020. Preceded in death by father, Stanley Roczniak and mother, Ann Roczniak. Survived by wife, Monica; son Vincent (Alexandria); son Paul (Sarah); grandsons, Mateo and Gabriel; brothers, Gene and Joe. Mark was born in Virginia, Minnesota and moved to Minneapolis to begin his career at Lutheran Brotherhood where he spent over 30 years as a Systems Engineer in the IT department. He loved taking the family on summer RV road trips, DIY projects of all sizes, learning new trades, and occasionally indulging on the penny candies that reminded him of his mother’s general store and working there in his youth. Ever in service of others, Mark retired from the Golden Valley Fire Department in 2011 after spending 30 years as a Volunteer Firefighter. He leaves a legacy of camaraderie and generosity; always quick to make a new friend and ready to lend a helping hand (or tool) to problems big and small. He will be missed immensely. A private service will be held for immediate family. A public celebration of Mark’s life will be planned for a later date. (Published in the Star Tribune on August 20, 2020)