In Rememberance of Mark D. Paskert

Mark D. Paskert

Mark D. Paskert

Dunmore, PA April 21, 1961 ~ September 17, 2011 Date of Service: September 22, 2011

Mark D. Paskert, 50, Dunmore, died Saturday evening in the Community Medical Center. He and his wife the former, Maureen Kern celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on April 27th.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vincent and Sandra Santarelli Paskert. Mark was a graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School Class of 1979 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Scranton in 1984. Prior to retirement he worked as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore.

Mark was a hero and inspiration to everyone that would meet him, but especially for his two daughters and wife to whom he was totally devoted and was his entire world. His strong, never complaining attitude in the face of adversity and challenges was a prime example of this. He had a magnetic personality, drawing many friends and family toward him, even those he had just met for the first time. His infectious laugh made people smile no matter how they felt at that moment in time. He absolutely loved being surrounded by family and friends at gatherings and parties and his fondness of Notre Dame Football was known to all. It goes without saying that Mark will be missed by his loving family and friends more than words can express.

Also surviving are two daughters, Ashley Paskert and her boyfriend Ian Rullan, St. Petersburg, FL, and Loren Paskert, St. Petersburg, FL, a sister, Cheryl Paskert and her husband Bill Strong, Largo, FL, a brother, Dr. James Paskert and his fiancé Carolyn Foley, a cousin whom was like a brother to him, Frank Shenko and his wife Angela, Philadelphia, a niece whom was like a sister, Michelle Auriemma and her husband Michael, Madison Township, a father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Roseann Kern, Elmhurst, two sisters-in-law, Colleen Carra and her husband Joseph, Elmhurst, Kathleen McCormick and her fiancé James Pilosi, Scranton, a brother-in-law, Thomas Kern and his wife Karen, Scranton, and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street in Dunmore. Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm-8pm. Interment at a later date at the convenience of the family in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow.

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Anthony Cali
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Re: In Rememberance of Mark D. Paskert
Reply #8 on : Mon October 03, 2011, 03:52:30
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I am very sorry for your loss.
He was a great guy !
Helen Moran Craig
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Mark
Reply #7 on : Thu September 29, 2011, 01:05:53
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Just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your daughters. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Francis X. Kranick, Jr.
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Mark's in our thoughts...
Reply #6 on : Wed September 21, 2011, 12:06:54
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How do you say goodbye to a lifelong friend? Knowing Mark is in a much better place has some comfort but being denied his presence in the here-and-now brings such sad emotions to bear. Maureen, Ashley and Loren, my heart goes out to you and the whole Paskert family.
We honor Mark by knowing his wonderful family, seeing the good people they are and realizing how he is responsible - in large ways and small - for these good people. The mark he left on all of us who knew him truly means he has not died. He lives among us as Jesus promises and we are all better for knowing him. We honor him through our memories, mostly humorous and always over-the-top; he lived a lifetime in 50 short years.
Godspeed, Mark. You will be dearly missed but you’ll always be close.
Fran Paone
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Paskert Family
Reply #5 on : Wed September 21, 2011, 09:55:34
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Altough I havent seen Mark, in quite some time, he always was a true gentleman, and his laugh was the same as when I met him some 35 years ago. He was a classmate and a Great friend. I truly offer my sincere condolences to the whole Paskert Family.. My Toughts and Prayers all with all of you...

Fran Paone
Class of 79'
Lisa Trygar
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"My thoughts are with you"
Reply #4 on : Tue September 20, 2011, 23:59:37
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Maureen, you have been a true living angel and inspiration to all living with a spouse inflicted with such a debilitating and devitatating disease as multiple sclerosis. Living with such a disease I do know what this can do to the other spouse and you have been a real trooper. I am so proud of you . Words could never express how you must feel. But remember unconditional love never ends. Love Lisa T.
Kathleen Lavelle
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Re: In Rememberance of Mark D. Paskert
Reply #3 on : Tue September 20, 2011, 17:57:25
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Maureen, Loren, and Ashley,

I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met your amazing husband and father. He taught each and every person that he met what it means to live -- to love and to cherish family and friends, to be present in the moment, to accept even life's greatest challenges with a smile.

Ash, although we didn't have many chances to get to know each other very well, it has always been obvious to me how much your family meant to you. You are such a strong person, just like your parents. Thinking of you xoxo

Maureen, you are a saint, and honestly a hero of mine. You and Mr. Paskert brought out the best in each other, showing that true love really can beat all odds. You've shown me and everyone around you what it means to be truly selfless, and I know that Mr. Paskert was so proud to call you the love of his life. I love you! And am thinking of you all the time.

Lolo, where do I begin? From the first few days of our friendship, I knew that I could count on you and always would. When I met your dad, I realized why. You are your family's rock, and your dad counted on you for more than just a shoulder to lean on. He loved you so much, believed in you always, and taught you to be the strong, dependable, and selfless person that you are. Thank you for being such a great friend and for giving me the opportunity to get to know your beautiful family. I love you so much.
Alan E. Yearing
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Re: In Rememberance of Mark D. Paskert
Reply #2 on : Tue September 20, 2011, 13:28:49
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Maureen and kids, With deep regrets for your loss of a great man,father and friend, with whose great strength and great inspiration always made me feel no problem was to large or small to over come. He will be missed. Alan