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Mark Mitchel Hanley

 

MARK MITCHEL HANLEY age 72, beloved husband for 49 years of Marsha (nee McQuaid); loving father of Kelli (husband Jason), Mark Jr. (wife Laura), Maureen (husband Michael), Peter (wife Samantha) and Patric; devoted grandfather of Quinnlan, Miles, Breccan, Lydia Moon, Harper, Ava, August and Peter Jr.; cherished son of the late Joseph and Marjorie (nee Mitchel); dearest brother of Michael (wife Michelle), Joseph (wife Julia), Kim Peller (husband Neal), Phillip and the late Christopher and Paul; fond brother-in-law of Dawn Lemons and son-in-law of Gloria and the late William McQuaid; dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Mark Mitchel Hanley passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 30. Mark was born into a large Irish Catholic family, in Fort Wayne Indiana on August 25, 1950.  Shortly after, his family settled in Bay Village, OH where he spent most of his childhood. As a junior in high school, he moved to Illinois where he graduated from Lake Forest High School and met the love of his life, Marsha. The two were inseparable & free-spirited, living in places such as Lake Tahoe, Telluride, and Aspen, eventually settling in Newbury, Ohio, where they raised their 5 children. As a logger, the woods became his sanctuary for much of his life. He transitioned into manufacturing equipment sales where he had a highly successful career working for Mitsubishi Electric for over 30 years. He was a fierce competitor and the most talented salesman in the business. As a dealer, he consistently received top sales in the nation and was truly a pioneer in his craft. Mark was the definition of hard work. The only thing that he loved more than hard work and big trees was his wife and family. Generous and welcoming, Mark was an engaging and colorful storyteller. He was fiercely energetic and at the same time calming and comforting to anyone in his presence.  People loved to be with him, especially his 8 grandchildren. He had a bright smile and a contagious laugh. Mark never fell short of providing for his family, friends, and those who crossed his path. His generosity and love for those he cared for were apparent in all he did. Those who loved him, LOVED him. He will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mark to WomenSafe, Inc The Green House 12041 Ravenna Rd. Chardon, OH 44024 or The Geauga County Hunger Task Force 209 Center Street #H Chardon, OH 44024. Cremation By DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 10, 2022 at St. Helen Catholic Church 12060 Kinsman Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065 at 11 AM. Burial following at Munn Cemetery. Family will receive friehttps://www.geaugahungertaskforce.org/nds to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mark at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) FRIDAY 4-8PM.

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