A Memorial Service honoring Dr. Michael T. Czuba will be announced at a later date.

Michael Terrence Czuba, MD

November 12, 1948June 1, 2021


Dr. Michael Terrence Czuba, age 72 of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Olde Knox Common in Huntersville after a period of declining health. Born November 12, 1948 in Franklin County, Ohio, Dr. Czuba was the son of the late Thaddeus Walter Czuba and Florence Joyce Goss Czuba. In addition to his parents, his brother, Eric Steven Czuba also preceded him in death. Dr. Czuba was of Catholic faith.

After graduating from Oakwood High School in Dayton, OH, Dr. Czuba went on to pursue his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Kenyon College and then attended Medical School at The Ohio State University, after which he became Board Certified in Family Practice and Radiology. He practiced medicine in Denver, CO and several areas in Pennsylvania before landing in North Carolina. After his retirement from private practice, he served as a physician at the Salisbury VA and finally retired in November 2018. He served as a member of the Auxilliary of Harrold B. Jarrett and Sons of the American Revolution.

In his spare time, he enjoyed camping and taking his wife Sandy on an annual birthday cruise each January to celebrate her birthday. One of the hobbies he enjoyed was flying remote controlled airplanes. He loved taking apart and rebuilding new computers and he had a true gift for making the old brand new. He loved spending time with his family and his pet companion, Roxy, who loved to go for truck rides and get special treats. He was a kind, gentle and decent man who used his talents to care for his fellow man. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 18 years, Sandra Smith Czuba, of their home; his daughters, Holly Czuba and husband, Jason Olson of Nashville, TN and Laura Czuba of Columbus, OH. He also leaves behind his step-children, Christopher Bossio of Kitty Hawk, NC and Neely Gibbons and husband, Troy of Hampton, VA and his grandchildren, Matthew Dylan Dowdy, Bella Marie Ward (and Melissa Starr Ward, Bella’s mother) and Harris Michael Olson. Also surviving him is his brother Thaddeus Czuba, and wife, Helen of Carmel, IN.

A Memorial Service honoring the life of Dr. Czuba will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested you kindly remember Michael with memorials in his honor to the Rowan Museum, 202 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or the Edith M. Clark History Room at the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, both which were fond and special places that he and Sandra spent quite a bit of their spare time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. Czuba.


  • Rowan Museum
  • Edith M. Clark History Room at Rowan Public Library


  • Memorial Service to be Announced


Michael Terrence Czuba, MD

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Michelle Dalluge

June 7, 2021

Holly and Laura,
My heart breaks to know your Dad passed away. You girls have not had an easy go of it growing up, but you sure did your father proud. Your dad took me to my first Buckeye game which will always be a lifetime memory for me. I am so glad I got to see him last year and meet Sandy when they were in Columbus. Much love always, Michelle.

Corinne Deurdulian

June 7, 2021

It gives me great sadness to hear about Mike's passing. I worked with Mike at the VA for many years. He was instrumental in helping me with precision biopsy techniques that helped our Veterans. He enjoyed sharing his past experiences and talking about his daughters and beloved Sandy. I admired him for raising his daughters with such devotion. I remember conversations where he shared how he dealt with teenage girl issues as a single dad! I still think about those times as I raise my own children. There is certainly no one else in the world like Mike Czuba. He will certainly be missed.

Martha Curry

June 7, 2021

I worked with Dr. Czuba for many years at the VA and he really cared about his patients. Some of my fondest memories is hearing him talk about flying his airplanes. Very sorry for Sandy and the family.

Shannon Zimmerman

June 6, 2021

I worked with Dr. Czuba at the VA Medical Center, as an x-ray technologist. We both started around the same time, and worked together, almost every day. He was great with the veterans and was always willing to share a teaching moment.
Rest in peace, Dr. Czuba. ❤

Danika Holmes

June 6, 2021

While we did not know Dr. Czuba personally, we are good friends of Michael’s daughter, Holly. Holly, we are so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the memories of your good times spent together.
Danika & Jeb

Patti Bristow

June 4, 2021

When I became a DAR, Mike was the first husband of the chapter I met. He was so friendly, talkative, and could put anyone at ease. He drove Sandy & I to my first DAR function in Raleigh & all the way he was talkative and jovial. Such a blessing to a new member who was nervous!! Mike was indeed a special person with a smile that didn't quit. He will be missed.
Rest in peace my friend, we will see you again.

Kristin Post

June 4, 2021

I did not know Dr. Czuba, but I know his daughter Holly, who has a beautiful soul. In my experience, she embodies team spirit. I imagine she reflects many of the qualities her father had. My condolences to her and all of the family.

Amber Tomasch

June 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of the family of Dr. Czuba. I grew up with Laura and have known her for 21 years and I saw how important Dr. Czuba was to his family and his community. I hope you feel surrounded by much love in sharing in your sadness and memories of Dr. Czuba.
-Amber Tomasch

Neely Gibbons

June 3, 2021

Mike was a great stepdad and an amazing friend. He challenged my critical thinking and loved his girls so much. Holly and Laura I’m so sorry for your loss.

Holly Czuba

June 2, 2021

This is one of my favorite pictures of dad. This was right before he walked me down the aisle.