Mark Anthony Van Auken

Jun 26, 1962 - Feb 11, 2013

June 26, 1962 -- Feb. 11, 2013

 Mark Anthony Van Auken, 50, Norwalk, died Monday, February 11, 2013, at his residence, unexpectedly.

He was born on June 26, 1962 in Cleveland, OH.

Mark was employed by Willard Home Improvement, and formerly with Jennings & Churella Construction and Firelands Tool Rental.

He loved the outdoors, boating, fishing, and hunting. Mark devoted his life to his family and friends, always with a smile on his face and caring for others.

He is survived by his step mother, Susan D. Van Auken, Akron, OH; step father, Francis J. McGee, Aurora, OH; brother, Bradley A. (Ann) van Auken, Kirtland, OH; sister, Jill (Will) V. Akins, Pepper Pike, OH; their children, Alex and Ashley; step brothers, Duffy (Loretta) Stanton; their children, Ryan and Sarah; David (Tricia) Stanton; their children, Jessica and Lindsay; Brian Stanton; and Spike (Kristine) McGee; their children, Jack and Julia; step daughters, Karlen and Kirsten Guyton, and dear friends, Sue and Sandy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard A. Van Auken; and mother, Ann (McPolin) McGee.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, February 15, 2013, at 11 A.M. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH. Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mark's name to St. Dominic Catholic Church, 3450 Norwood Rd., Shaker Heights, OH, 44122. The mass will be simulcast on the Internet.

Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.norwalkfuneral.com.