David passed away unexpectedly on June 8, 2016. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY, to Chester and Stephanie (Swiniuch) Mocniak.
He attended Bishop Duffy High School and earned his MA from Buffalo State College. He subsequently studied in Russia and taught European Literature at Buffalo State where met his future wife, Catherine (Schofield). He later worked for the Niagara Falls Youth Bureau. In 2005, David moved to San Antonio, Tx to pursue his interest in The Alamo and Texas history. He enjoyed golf (achieving the coveted "hole in one" status), music, film history and his other great passion, Star Wars memorabilia.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; and his cat, Mew II.
A private memorial will be held in San Antonio, TX.
Published on  June 14, 2016