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Mark Karl

January 20, 1959 — November 22, 2021

Mark Karl, 62, of New Philadelphia went to be home with his Lord, peacefully in his sleep early Monday, November 22, 2021.

Born January 20, 1959, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Mark was the son of Robert L. Karl and the late Gena (Comignaghi) Karl. A 1977 graduate of Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School and Buckeye Career Center. Mark was employed with Gradall Industries Inc. prior to his retirement in 2017.

On April 19, 1986, he married the love of his life, Rhonda K. Crescio; together they shared 35 wonderful life-filled years. Mark enjoyed pampering and providing for his “girls” Rhonda and Amanda. Mark will be long remembered as a Christ-like, loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Mark loved spending time with his family and friends going to the lake and on family vacations. Mark loved his lawn, boating, trucks, and working with his hands. During his younger years Mark spent time on his uncle’s farm where he learned the value and reward of hard work.

Mark was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he enjoyed listening to the Gospel of Jesus Christ be preached. Mark believed in Jesus Christ for salvation. Mark rested in this fact for many years, as a born-again believer. He did everything he could to preach and share this gospel with his family, friends, and acquaintances out of love for their eternal security. Mark’s life was a testimony of God’s strength, grace, and love for mankind. Mark implores anyone with questions regarding eternal salvation to call Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife & his beloved dog Goku, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Amanda M. (Logan) Helmick, of Canton. He is also survived by his father, Robert L. Karl, three brothers and their families who meant the world to him; Robert A. (Donna) Karl, Douglas (Leslie) Karl, of New Philadelphia, and Timothy (Kim) Karl of Gahanna. His nieces & nephews; Dustin R. & Jess Karl of Strasburg, Ashley & Brian Rummell, Michael and Alex Karl all New Philadelphia, Dustin & Claire Krebs, Jennifer Cunningham, Makenzie and Brandon Karl all of Gahanna. In addition, he is survived by his great nieces and nephews; Jaxon, Adelynn, Camdynn, Hoyt, Rhett, Lilah, Bennett, Gabrielle, Lucas, & Charlotte. Mark was survived by his many close aunts, uncles, cousins and special family friends, Bill and Cheryl Graham and their families.

In addition to his mother Gena and mother-in-law Vera, he is preceded in death by his great-nephew, Colson Karl.

All who loved Mark may visit Calvary Baptist Church from 4:00 -7:00 PM for calling hours on Tuesday,
November 30, 2021. A Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, in New Philadelphia.

To honor Mark’s legacy of giving, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1507 Oldtown Valley Rd. SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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