Mark Porter

September 13, 1954 - January 17, 2019
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Mark F. Porter, 64, of Dover, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia on January 17, 2019.

Born in Dennison on September 13, 1954, he was the son of Clara Joann (Kilpatrick) Porter and the late Ralph Wallace Porter.

After graduating from Dover High School, Mark continued …

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Mark F. Porter, 64, of Dover, passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia on January 17, 2019.

Born in Dennison on September 13, 1954, he was the son of Clara Joann (Kilpatrick) Porter and the late Ralph Wallace Porter.

After graduating from Dover High School, Mark continued his formal education at Lincoln Tech Automotive.

Mark’s hands showed the signs of his passion for mechanics and fixing things. He deeply loved the outdoors, whether fishing, hunting or just enjoying nature. Additionally, he could often be watching drag racing or participating on area bowling and golfing leagues.

Mark married the former Ginnie Eichel on December 8, 1973 in the First Christian Church at Dover. Many will remember Mark and his wife, Ginnie’s kind and hospitable personalities, both who owned and operated M & G Service on Wooster Avenue in Dover for 30 years.

Mark will be deeply missed by his wife, Ginnie of Dover; his daughter, Cate (T.J. Fioritto) Porter-Fioritto; his mother-in-law, Gwen Eichel of Dover; and his sister-in-law, Susan Eichel of Cincinnati. Mark is also survived by his mother, Clara J. Porter of Roanoke, Virginia; his sister, Beth (Tom) Garland of Roanoke, Virginia; and many extended Eichel family members.

Mark’s cremation care will be conducted by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory in Dover and a memorial service is being planned for later this summer.

Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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A memorial service is being planned for later this summer.


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Born: September 13, 1954
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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.

 

John posted on 1/30/19

Ginnie and Cate, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, John Loffredo

 

Michael & Dawn Ross posted on 1/23/19

Cate, we are very sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

 

Jim & Linda Marlatt posted on 1/22/19

Ginny and Caitlyn, So sorry to hear about Mark. You have our condolences. I always enjoyed my " conversations" with Mark. You always knew where you stood with him, I found that refreshing. May happy memories some day replace your sadness.

 

Jim & Sharon Elliott posted on 1/21/19

Ginnie … We were so very sorry to hear of Mark's death. You are in our prayers!

 

Reed Bowers posted on 1/21/19

Dear Ginnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you be able to find peace.

 

Terry Mann posted on 1/21/19

Sorry for your loss.

 

Suzanne Rutan posted on 1/20/19

I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Prayers for and my own love, wishes of comfort, and peace filled days ahead are sent to Mark’s family. Love, Suzanne (Blickensderfer) Rutan

 

Josephine Longer posted on 1/20/19

Dear Ginnie, I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your dear Mark. You have my deepest sympathy. You and your Family are in my prayers. Blessings for your peace. Most sincerely, Jo Longer

 

Dan and Amy McGraw posted on 1/20/19

Ginnie so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We won't forget the times at the bowling alley or coming in the shop to get our vehicles worked and him joking around.

 

Hello and Jim posted on 1/20/19

Godspeed Mark. So sorry Ginnie and Cate.

 

Eric & Rhea Hay posted on 1/19/19

So sorry to hear of his passing. Good man.

 

Dale Keener posted on 1/19/19

Ginny.. so very sorry to hear about Mark. We have had so many good times together with many laughs and memories.. He will be missed.. RIP Mark. Dale and Becky

 

Susan Eichel posted on 1/19/19

Mark was unique. He observed everything and while he didn't talk a lot, he accomplished much. He had a beautiful, logical mind and a wonderfully wicked sense of humor. If he liked you, he teased you. Teasing may have been his love language. He was a true friend always looking for ways to help others. Even in his last days he checked on Mom, repaired things that were broken and brushed off all "thank yous" with his usual response, "It's what I live for," as he walked out the door. It was my good fortune to have him as my brother-in-law. Mark, we miss you greatly but will see you again.

 

Angie Conley posted on 1/19/19

Breaks my heart to see this! Prayers and Hugs Ginnie, I have many good memories of the both of you. He is at peace now and that’s the comfort. RIP Mark ?

 

Vern Bair posted on 1/19/19

Ginnie, Cate and family. So sorry for your loss. I remember many times discussing vehicle issues with Mark. He was always so eager to lend a helping suggestion and always such a comedian. He will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy.

 

Chrystel Korns posted on 1/18/19

My dear cousin Ginnie, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Love to you all.

 

John Keenet posted on 1/18/19

Ginnie Remembering all the camping fun and laughing with you and Mark. God bless. Betty and John

 

Jo-Anne Haber posted on 1/18/19

Ginnie, I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kevin Love posted on 1/18/19

Ginnie, Karen and I send our most heart felt sympathy. Your family will be in our prayers.

 

Lynn Fioritto posted on 1/18/19

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. You know I am here for you to help in anyway I can.

 

Karen Bricker Pino posted on 1/18/19

Ginnie, I will always remember Mark and you for all you did during Mike's illness and passing. I have many fond memories of the good times running across the street for repairs to all our trucks. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

 

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