Mark Andrew Karski died unexpectedly on Aug. 14 at Highland Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, from medical complications spanning the past 10 months. He was 57.
Mark was born on Nov. 1, 1963, in Parma, Ohio, to John J. and Ann M. (Fredericks) Karski. He grew up in Mentor, Ohio, and was a 1982 graduate of Mentor High School.
Mark continued his education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. He went on to serve as a professional fire protection engineer.
A passionate golfer, Mark was the captain of his high school and college golf teams. He also qualified for the Amateur PGA Tour.
In his free time, he enjoyed building/flying radio-controlled planes and cooking. He was also very fond of history, rock and roll, and “ice cold beah.” He was quite a character and leaves his friends and family with plenty of memories.
Mark is survived by his loving children, Elena and Calvin Karski, both of Hull; former spouse, Anna (Plante) Karski, of Hull; and his sister, Kimberly Fossum (Ray), of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Karski, in addition to his parents.
Burial of ashes will be in Mentor Municipal Cemetery, Mentor, Ohio.