Brian E. VanScyoc, 50, Army vet, worked at Sunoco, DJ, avid Steelers and Orioles fan

By on June 28, 2017

Brian E. VanScyoc, 50, of Akron, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

He was born in Camp Hill to Dellia Joann (Mullens) VanScyoc and the late Lonnie E. VanScyoc, and was the husband of Donna M. (Adams) VanScyoc, with whom he shared more than 27 years of marriage.

Brian worked for Sunoco at the Bowmansville service plaza on the turnpike. Before that, he had many other jobs, and also served for just under two years in the United States military in the Army. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Orioles, and WWE wrestling. He was also a member of Zumba Fitness, an accomplished musician, and former DJ. Brian had a love for music and people, especially caring for others. He spent countless hours volunteering his time to help those in need, and held many charity events and Zumbathons. Brian was such a devoted and loving man, most people thought of him as an “angel on earth.”

In addition to his wife and mother, Brian is survived by two children: Katie J. VanScyoc and Corey J. VanScyoc; a sister: Gretchen A., wife of Randy Gladfelter, of Glenville; and a nephew: Adam, husband of Mary Finnemeyer, of Rockingham, N.C.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother: Christopher VanScyoc.

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 110 Durlach Road, Ephrata, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, 531 N State St., Ephrata, on Saturday, July 1, at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to Donna M. VanScyoc, 214 Miller Road, Akron, PA 17501; or to to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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