Mark Matthew Marcucci died of injuries sustained as a passenger in an auto accident the early morning of April 14, 2018.
Mark was born to Mark A. Marcucci and Sharon (Garrett) Marcucci on March 22, 1989, recently celebrating his 29th birthday.
Mark is survived by his wife Kara (Wagner) Marcucci. Mark and Kara are newlyweds having met in January 2016 and married on Feb. 3, 2018.
Mark was born and raised in West Middlesex with a love of outdoors and a good work ethic. Mark graduated from Youngstown State University earning a bachelor in civil engineering, and it was not long after college graduation that he obtained a job using his engineering skills. He worked for CSX Transportation as a bridge inspector and absolutely loved his job.
He and Kara purchased a home on the same road on which he grew up and where he was surrounded by each of his aunts and uncles, and paternal and maternal grandparents. Mark and his father spent countless hours remodeling the home to his and Kara's expectations crafting a beautiful and cozy home.
Mark exercised special care and consistent daily training with their puppy Ruger, who has become one fine dog. Mark and Ruger had a special bond and it is safe to say there was a reciprocal loving relationship between the two that was evident.
Mark and his wife Kara would spend time riding the ATV scouting for eagles, and they would drive through the fields and woods behind their house spotting for deer and any unusual wildlife. They would visit many exciting areas around Western Pennsylvania with Ruger in tow. They enjoyed bonfires and together they would prepare the special night for family and friends.
Their time together was an example of common interests, mutual respect, and plenty of fun. Kara's love to decorate for all holidays was met with Mark's husband obligatory role of hanging the lights and, of course, his desire to simply please her. A hallmark of the Christmas season is Mark's homemade snowman made of real race car tires painted white with special effects.
Mark would lend a hand to anyone that asked. He enjoyed grilling and would take his turn at preparing dinner for Kara. He was a loyal and understanding friend and protective husband who always thought about Kara's well being early in their relationship. He adapted easily to being a considerate, attentive and loving husband.
Mark loved apple pie from a very young age and was fortunate enough to be raised with the best apple pie in the world his paternal grandmother's pie. There was always time and room for a piece of homemade pie.
Mark's death will leave a void at all the holidays big and small. Holiday gatherings without Mark's mild temperament and humorous style will create a void that will be quite evident.
Mark will be most remembered by many for his racing, something his father let him experience from a very young age and what he and his father found to be their special time together. He began at eight years old racing go-carts. At 13 he was driving dwarf cars and by 14 years old he was racing mod lites. He raced at Mercer Raceway Park, Sharon Speedway, Lernerville, Merrittsville Ontario Canada, East Bay and Bubba Raceway in Florida, in West Virginia, Ohio and more. Mark won three track championships at Mercer Raceway Park and one national championship. Mark was a conscientious racer being respectful to others on the track.
Mark was a hunter and fisherman, and he spent hunting and fishing seasons with his father, uncles, cousins, and friends. His last day was filled with fun at the camp with cornhole, good conversation, jokes and reminiscing with his friends and their fathers.
Mark is survived by his parents; his sister Rebecca; and his maternal grandparents Fred and Mariann Garrett. Being the only grandson to his maternal grandparents, he forged a close relationship with them and a special bond with his grandfather Fred who will greatly miss him. Mark was also survived by uncle David Marcucci and wife Mikalene; Aunt Debbie Marcucci; Aunt Renee Marcucci Campbell; Aunt Kim (Garrett) Slater and husband Duane Slater; his father- and mother-in-law Ron and Tina Wagner; a brother-in-law Bryan Wagner and wife Tricia; two nephews and one niece, as well as seven cousins.
This shock and pain of Mark's death will not fade effortlessly. The family encourages readers to remember that each day with your loved one is precious. Saying "I love you" and giving hugs are free and easy. You may never know the value of a moment with your family until it becomes a memory.
Published on April 15, 2018