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Mark Pickus

MARK L. PICKUS age 55, cherished son of Herbert and Else (nee Rosenmeier); dearest brother of Karen Ryan and the late David and Linda; dearest uncle of David and LCPL Daniel Ryan USMC; dear nephew, cousin and friend of many.

Mark was born on October 5, 1961 in Cleveland and passed away on February 8, 2017. He was a resident of Northfield for 30 years, formerly of Mayfield Heights. Mark was a pipe fitter and a member of Union Local #120. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1979. Mark loved sailing, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, and bowling. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Chesapeake Bay, Niagara Falls and the Lake Erie Islands. Mark loved to landscape and was very proud of his landscaping. He will be remembered most as a feisty, determined and hardworking man who had a great sense of humor. Mark was very organized and neat. He loved to make lists of daily reminders on post-it notes. Mark was fun loving and a lady’s man. He will be dearly missed.

Donations made be made in memory of Mark to Stella Maris 1320 Washington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7 PM at The Funeral Home. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mark at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) WEDNESDAY 4-7 PM.

Charity Name: STELLA MARIS INC

Charity EIN: 340896181

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  1. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Pickus family. May you find some comfort during most difficult time. Sincerely, Steph Harlor

  2. My deepest sympathies to your family. Mark will be missed by his many friends. I was looking forward to seeing him in Florida. May God bless him and keep him.

  3. Our thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you to cope with the heavyweights of your loss. Blessed be the almighty God who daily carries the low for us.

    • Thank you for your condolence message. Only God could help me get through this. Grateful for His grace.

      Karen Ryan

  4. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Richard A Ryan :

    We lost a good man this past week. I’m greatly saddened by his death. My prayers go out to the family.

  6. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen and
    Mr.&Mrs.Pickus.

  7. Sending prayers of strength, peace, love & hope during this difficult time to Else, Herb, Karen, David & Dan and friends of Mark. We will remember all of the fun times we shared with Mark including Dave & Dan’s birthday celebrations to holiday cookouts that we all shared as family over the years. Rest In Peace dear Mark. Love always, The Valore Family.

  8. Stephen A. Kane :

    My name is Stephen A. Kane . I am a Pipefitter with Local 120 . I had the pleasure of working with Mark at a few different jobs . He enjoyed his work , and we always had fun . I am sorry for your loss , and he will be missed by many .

  9. I am so sorry for our loss. Mark was a very dear friend, a great sailing buddy to me. He is missed by all of his Pittsburgh friends. He will never be forgotten. Please reach out to us if you need anything.

  10. Tom and Annemarie Martens :

    Our sincere condolences at your loss of Mark. We remember his many visits to Canada. Our prayers and thoughts to the whole family at this difficult time. RIP Mark.
    Love, the Martens family, Tom & Annemarie, Steve & Krista & Mrs. Maria Kruhl

    • Thank you all so much for your condolences. We will forever hold dear the wonderful times we all spent together in Canada!

      Karen

  11. My prayers to Mark’s family. Karen, Mark and I shared some great times and I will always treasure those memories. Mark will certainly be missed. Peace to Mark and comfort to all those who knew and loved him.

  12. Not enough space here for the memoirs of a thirty-year+ friendship with this man. As a new apprentice Mark was assigned to me as his first journeyman and he was my first apprentice. As we worked at the trade, I told him some of my exploits diving the ship wrecks off Cleveland. He immediately signed up for dive lessons and the rest is history, with a few dozen dives together. Later, as I raised my family, it was Mark who would call and invite me to go on various dive and sailing trips, and I lived vicariously through his exploits. We roomed together on a couple brief travel jobs, and we constantly laughed about the people around us, and about ourselves. That was the beauty of Mark, he could laugh at himself as easily as another. He was genuine, and that was what resonated with those of us lucky enough to know him. Too soon lost, I thought we had much more time with Mark. RIP my friend, I’ll see you on the other side–Hank

  13. Mark and I had many heartfelt conversations and laughs as we bounced with the Chesapeake waves on the bow of the Krugerrand – he had a gentle soul and was a gentleman. He quickly became a key member of the “Pittsburgh crew” and will be missed; lovingly remembered and saluted every time we have “Ladies Day” during a sail. He was the first to jump up and help, be it hoisting a sail; stowing the bags; grinding a winch or diving overboard in the BVI to check the anchor haphazardly set by one of our crazy captains . Even though he should have been with us much longer, we were blessed to have his years of friendship. I will always remember his dazzling smile and his kindness. My sympathy to his family.

  14. Tante Else, Uncle Herb, Karen & family we are so very sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. we will always carry in our hearts the wonderful memories of him and remember the fun times when we were young at Tante Ida’s house on chapman rd. He was too young to leave us all behind but he is with God now in a better place. Cherish your memories of him to help get you through this difficult time.
    Love Heide & family and Dieter & family.

  15. Good freand

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