ELKTON, MD — Howard Michael “Mike” Syva, age 41, of Elkton, MD, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 25, 1978, he was the son of Lora Dennison Syva, Elkton, MD, and the late Howard A. Syva.

Mr. Syva was a carpenter. He loved being with his family, and was known as a great family man. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and tinkering with motors.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 6 years, Tanya Haubrick Syva; daughters, Eva and Angela Syva; and siblings, Robert Cornett, Newark, DE, Raymond Cornett, Elkton, MD, and Shelly Keele, Bradford, TN.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amedisys Foundation, 107 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 134, Elkton, MD 21921.


To send flowers to the family of Howard Syva, please visit Tribute Store.

APG Chesapeake

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(1) entry


Lori I am so sorry for your loss. May your son rest in peace. Thinking of you. Belinda

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.