Marc Daniel Lightell

October 9, 1946 - January 25, 2021
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Marc Daniel Lightell, 74, of New Philadelphia joined our Lord and Savior Monday, January 25, 2021 following a brief illness.

Born October 9, 1946 in Dover, Marc was the son of the late Henry Bardelli and Frances DeSerio Bardelli.

Marc proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He married his loving …

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Marc Daniel Lightell, 74, of New Philadelphia joined our Lord and Savior Monday, January 25, 2021 following a brief illness.

Born October 9, 1946 in Dover, Marc was the son of the late Henry Bardelli and Frances DeSerio Bardelli.

Marc proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He married his loving and devoted wife, Rita Ann Stuver on June 4, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Philadelphia.

Over the years, Marc and Rita operated two service stations, one of them being “Marc’s Southside 76 Service Station” in New Philadelphia. In 1985, they opened Crystal Springs Water Co. LLC in New Philadelphia, which continues today as a family business.

Marc was a man known for his great strength, warm smile, and helpfulness to anyone he could find. He was known as a man with the utmost integrity, a true patriot to his country, an unwavering dedication to his family and wife and most importantly, a love for the Almighty God. He trusted in Jesus and was humble before the Lord, revering him daily for his blessings. His principles were unshakable and his family was honored with the privilege to learn from him what it means to be a man of Godly Character.

Marc is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita; sons Marc (Lori), Clint (Sandy), and Joseph (Genia) Lightell; grandchildren, Lars, Taran, Clint David (Jenn), Aviana, Christian, Amelia, Abigail, Dominic and Vincenzo; as well as six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Sondra (Keith) Davis and Mary Beth (Randy) Coleman; his in-laws, Sandra (Tom) Taylor, Ed (Rita) Stuver, and Shelley (Mark) Petrullo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marc is preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

A private Mass of Christian burial will be held.

The family requests that donations in Marc’s name be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 139 3rd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Dad, we have been privileged to be your sons. We thank you and will carry on where you left off an do it in your honor with All Glory to Jesus.


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Born: October 9, 1946
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


The Honkonen Family posted on 2/6/21

We are deeply saddened to hear of Marc's passing. Praying for your family at this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.


marlene thomas posted on 2/1/21

Rita and family I was so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. I only met him a couple times at family reunions but heard many times from other family what a great guy he was. I know you will all miss him terribly. I pray that God will help you get through this. Love to you all.


Jim Massarelli posted on 2/1/21

It’s hard to lose a loved one and I feel your grief.May God bless your family and keep you strong.My prayers will be with you.


Chris and Clare Stevenson posted on 1/29/21

Ours prayers and sympathy to Mr. Lightell's family. May the faith of your family bring you peace always. We will miss seeing him at Crystal Springs. God bless Chris and Clare Stevenson


Randy and Mary Coleman and your nieces and nephews posted on 1/29/21

My dearest brother as I prepare to say goodbye to you one last time tomorrow my heart is broken. You will always be my big brother who constantly looked out for me your little sister. You were a man of absolute integrity and even though we butted heads over the years I still loved you. And so with that I salute you-ride your bike through the stars and say hello to Mom and Dad and tell them I miss them-to your family be at ease as he is at peace with no illness.


Michael Capozella posted on 1/29/21

Clint, sorry to hear about your dad. I have very fond memories of walking to the gas station after school and hanging out there with him.


Rhonda Baker posted on 1/29/21

Rita, Marc, Clint, Joseph and Family, We are very sad to hear about Marc. We hope your many wonderful memories of times together offer you comfort during this difficult time. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Todd & Rhonda Baker


Elizabeth W Stephenson posted on 1/28/21

So very sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many. Marc was always so friendly when he delivered my water.


Vic Krebs posted on 1/27/21

So sorry for your loss .


Kathy and Rick Mangon posted on 1/27/21

He was a great man. Got to know him when he was beside Quickprint Center. Lots of nice talks. Heaven is getting a great angel. Spread those wings Marc. God bless.


Kevin Baker posted on 1/27/21

My Condolence to The Lightell Family! for their loss of Marc....Marc was a Great Person, who dearly Loved his Family, and Country! and was very appreciative to the customers of the Family Business! Prayers for Rita and the Family during this time.... Kevin Baker


Tracy Zeigler posted on 1/27/21

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.


Jeremy Bailey posted on 1/27/21

Lightell Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Marc’s passing. He was an influential man in my life and a great role model to all men.


Scott Coleman posted on 1/27/21

My condolences from my family to yours. To my cousin's keep you heads up and stay strong. To my aunt your love and beliefs keep through these hard times. Uncle say hi to grandma for me. May you ride the sky and God speed.


Aaron Compton posted on 1/27/21

Lightell family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time in your lives. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort, knowing that you will see him again.


Sondra Lightell Davis posted on 1/27/21

I love my baby brother!! I will miss him greatly!! I have great and funny memories of our adult life and childhood!! I have sad moments thinking he is still here and then realizing he is gone. Marc, I should be gone and you missing me. Marc, tell Mom I love her and miss her. Love you both very much!!


Frederick Kinsey posted on 1/27/21

Rita and family, You have our sympathy. Marc will be missed greatly. We always enjoyed our conversations with him and loved his peanut brittle. He was one of the best and loved his family so much. He is at peace now with our Lord and Savior Jesus and our God in Heaven. Until we meet again and with our love, Fred and Dawn Kinsey


Randy Martin posted on 1/27/21

Sorry to hear of your loss. He was always kind and friendly toward me. But he was also dedicated in his faith and belief.


Frank Leone posted on 1/27/21

to the family of ,MARK LIGHTELL ,you have my deepest sympathy ,soo very sorry for your loss, Frank Leone


William and Kathryn Gintz posted on 1/27/21

Rita and very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Prayers for all.


Anna Wise posted on 1/27/21

Rita,Marc,Clint,Joey and families! My condolences to you and your families.May my friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.Marc always had a big smile for everyone.Hugs and prayers to all of you. Mrs.Wise


Kathy Hamilton posted on 1/27/21

To the entire Lightell family - so very sorry for your loss. Marc was a kind man who both loved his family and was loved by his family. You all did an amazing job of caring for him especially over the past few years. It was very heartwarming to see the love and care you all exhibited when coming to Mass as a family and also at the store. Know that you are being lifted in prayer. May God bring you peace in this time of grief.


Aunt Shelley posted on 1/27/21

Marc Clint Joseph and families so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father and grandfather he will always be watching over you God Bless You All Love Aunt Shelley


Shelley Petrullo posted on 1/27/21

What a pleasure to have Marc for a brother n law All the one tank trips to antique shops n flea markets and those midnight calls "Hey let's go somewhere" All the country rides on the Harleys not to forget your orange Hot Rod So grateful my sister Rita and Marc shared 50 yrs. together your always in our hearts and prayers Love Shelley n Mark


Amber Ricker posted on 1/27/21

Rita and families: I’m so sorry to hear of Marc’s passing. He was a great guy and always helpful. May God continue to be your comfort and strength and fill you with His peace. My sincerest sympathies and prayers to you all.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/27/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Marc Daniel Lightell, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Marc Daniel Lightell, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


John and Kristin Henning posted on 1/27/21

Very sorry for your loss. A person’s legacy is witnessed by the people that knew him. Marc was a pleasure to have known! John and Kristin Henning


Teresa Litty posted on 1/27/21

Dear Lightell Family, We are sorry for your loss. But we stand with you in thoughts and prayers for comfort during this time. God bless you all with supernatural strength in your time of grief. Love and blessings, The Litty Family


Sonya Davis McCue posted on 1/27/21

Uncle Marc, You were a great example of a son to your mother, a husband to your wife, a brother to your sisters and a father/grandfather to your sons. You were a man of integrity, principal and faith. I will miss your giggle. I will miss our conversations that were an attempt to problem solve, maybe understand, support, or find reason to life’s lessons. You will be missed but not forgotten. Your soul can now be free to ride into the sunset to meet those angels who are waiting. May your soul rest in peace


Tom Shoemaker posted on 1/26/21

Dear Rita and family, I met Mark in 1985 while getting gas at your service station in South Phila. Little did I know that we would become instant friends for life . We had many talks over the years about our faith in God, our families, politics, and his business plans. I found that he was the kind of friend that I could ask for guidance and know that he really cared about me and for that I was truly blessed to have known him. We can all be comforted to know that Mark is in the hands of our Lord and Savior without pain for eternity ! I pray we can all learn from his life and hope to meet with him when we pass . God Bless !


Heather Simpkins Pasquinelli posted on 1/26/21

This is truly heartbreaking news. Marc was such a wonderful person, father, and husband. I am sure you, his family, will feel deeply the pain of his loss, and I hope you always know how blessed you were to have the years with him that you did. He was definitely a man with presence. For a large portion of my life, Marc was my second father....and eventually, he was my only one. I will never forget the love and kindness he always gave to me, the Mary Zifer lunches, so many Hershey bars, the big belly laughs we shared, and a lifetime of advice. There were also the lectures...he loved to lecture me....and I knew when he pulled up the stool and sat down, I better pay attention. :). What I would give for him to lecture me again now. Right now, I can hear him so clearly and I know he would never want us to hurt. I wish I could hug him one last time. Marc, I hope that heaven is everything you always dreamed it would be. I hope for once you enjoy the rest. I know you will always watch over Rita and all of your children and their families. I loved you so much, my other Dad. Sleep well and dream.


Mary Beth Coleman posted on 1/26/21

I will miss you dear brother-thank you for all you’ve done for me. You had a great hand in the person I turned out to be love and hugs to your memory.


Gary Compton posted on 1/26/21

Our prayers go out to the family of such a great man. Kay and Gary Compton


Martha Massarelli Fankhauser posted on 1/26/21

So saddened to see this. I went to school with Marc and always enjoyed his personality. Then he married my cousin Rita and became a valued part of the family. He was a very successful businessman yet more importantly he was a man of God and loved his family with all his heart. We all know he is in heaven probably starting a new venture. Rita and family our hearts and prayers are with you and may Jesus wrap His arms around you always. Love Martha and family