Samuel Lykens

Samuel K Lykens

Thursday, May 31, 1956 - Monday, July 1, 2019
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Samuel K. Lykens, 63 of Tyrone, died Monday July 1, 2019 at UPMC Altoona. Sam was born on May 31, 1956, the son of the late Blair W. and Jean (Leeper) Lykens Jr. Sam is survived by one sister: Linda Lykens of Tyrone; and several cousins: Richard Merryman, Nancy Bolinda, Lynne and Teresa Merryman and Steve Lykens.
Sam was a 1975 graduate of Tyrone High School. He worked at Penn State University as a tech services employee with Auxiliary and Building Services before his retirement in 2010.
He enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and NASCAR but the sport he loved most was Wrestling. Sam belonged to the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, the Tyrone Wrestling Booster Club, Tyrone Monogram Club and the Citizens Fire Company. He spent many years as a wrestling manager while in school and then later on as an assistant coach, volunteering his time to the Tyrone Wrestling program. His knowledge on the sport was vast.
A memorial service will be held for Samuel K. Lykens on Monday, July 8, 2019 at noon at the Christ United Methodist Church of Tyrone with pastor Tina Hawkins officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 10 AM until the noon service.
Contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to either Christ United Methodist Church in Tyrone, 1359 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyrone, PA 16686 or the Tyrone Wrestling Boosters, 4518 Meadow Wood LN, Warriors Mark, PA 16877.
Arrangements are under the care of the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 8, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, July 8, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Christ United Methodist Church
    Address Not Available
  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 8, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, July 8, 2019 12:00pm
    Christ United Methodist Church
    1359 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Tyrone, Pennsylvania 16686
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tina Hawkins


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Julie Lantz

Posted at 10:55am
Sincere condolences to the family upon the home-going of Sam. I remember him to be a fine gentleman and a huge wrestling expert and fan. My continued prayers for peace and comfort to the family.
Julie (Shope) Lantz

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