Yes, it is! I can't imagine having my name spelled differently every time. I don't think his wife could read english, but the children must have been very upset. Pauline (Zayac) was six months pregnant with my grandfather at the time of his death. I had assumed it must have been a mining accident, but as it turns out he had left the mining job for a janitorial position in the school, then contracted pneumonia.
I found the death certificate after looking for a year! Which is why I just had to find an obituary (was hoping he had a sibling listed...looking for a Helen that may or may not exist). He had been typed in as "Simyaw" instead of Simyon.
The "Slovak" surnames are throwing me for a loop. Along with the geography! The boarders on the countries changed so much, I have no clue where anyone came from. I'm starting to think they may not have known, themselves!