Mark A. Venezie, 63 of Sarasota, FL passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12:50 PM.
Born in Ellwood City on October 28, 1955, Mark was the son of the late Pasquale A. “Pat” and Ann E. Galati Venezie.
Mark had retired from Kroger Food Store in North Richland Hills, TX where he was an assistant manager. Mark was a former member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He enjoyed gardening and working around his home, but mostly Mark enjoyed playing golf.
Mark is survived by his daughter, Victoria (Matthew) Grubish of Bremerton, WA, 2 sisters, Carol (Malcolm) Ilott of Bradenton, FL and Pat (James) Prettyman of Syracuse, NY and 2 brothers, Raymond A. Venezie of Ellwood City and Dr. Ronald (Michele) Venezie of Cary, NC.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10AM.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mark’s name to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 1515 Osprey Dr., Suite B-4, Sarasota, FL 34239.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory.
Randy and Cora
Dear Rama, you have left us all too soon. There are so many wonderful memories and so few words. When we gather together to celebrate your life , we will be grateful for our friendships and we will hug one another in your honor. Love you always. Rest In Peace Rama.
Ron & Michele Venezie
My brother, Mark. You were a gentle soul. You made friends easily, and you kept them for life. Your sense of loyalty was unwavering. Your sense of humor and your laughter were infectious. Your quick wit and keen eye were always at hand whenever you thought I deserved to be needled just a bit. But you always saw the good in people, and being around you always brought out the good in others. I'm sorry we never got the chance to have that Greco vs. Venezie brothers golf challenge that we talked about after your first successful battle with lymphoma. The laughter would have been tremendous. And we definitely would have had to have "tarralucci at the turn." Our world needs more people like you, Mark, not fewer. Your loss will be felt deeply by the countless people who knew and loved you. Your presence can never be replaced, but our memories of the times spent with you will sustain us for the months and years ahead. Rest in peace, Mark. We love you.
I am soooo glad that I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Mark, him and his daughter Victoria lived down the street and around the corner from me and my family in NRH....He will truly be missed....I’m keeping all of his family and friends in my prayers, I know that he is in a better place now.
I’m so saddened with your passing Mark, but I’m so glad that you kept your promise when I came to see you in Dallas, to dance with me at Tora’s wedding. I will always keep that memory close to my heart. You were the best boss and friend, I will miss that laugh of yours and you telling me Finn make it happen as you would come check on me in the suites at La Downs. Rest Now Sweet friend until we see each other again. Xoxo
Laurie Dalrymple aka Finn
Raymond A. Venezie
My brother Mark was unlike anyone I have ever known. Very easy going, never got angry. Always used his head to think things out. Unlike me never went off the deep end. He was younger than me, but I would have liked to be more like him. I'll miss him and I'm not sure I'll get to heaven to see him. God Bless You and Keep You.
Carol & Malcolm Ilott
Mark, you have always been a wonderful and loving brother. Malcolm and I had the privilege of having you near us for the last 2 years. You were the light of all of our lives and your humor never left you, even in the most trying times. We will miss your contagious smile and your good and loving heart. May you Rest In Peace, Mark and know that your memory will be forever in our hearts and minds. Also know that Victoria will be surrounded by our family and will never want for anything. We love you Mark! May you rest in the arms of Jesus.
Pat & Jimi Prettyman
Our dear brother,Mark,your passing has devastated us and your memory will be with us forever. We are so very happy to have spent time with you on our Cruise. You are and always will be loved and missed. We view you as the Ambassador who has brought our family back together. Rest In Peace Markie. Another Angel has received his wings
Victoria Grubish (Venezie)
I am honestly at a loss for words. There are no words to describe my feelings right now and how much you are already missed by all. Thank you for all you have done for me. You have taught me so much about life and so much about myself. I am extremely blessed to have been your daughter. We had so many good memories together that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I held your hand and kissed you goodbye in Florida and we will all celebrate your life in your hometown Ellwood City in the near future. You will ALWAYS be in my heart and I love you more than you will ever know. Rest In Peace daddy! I love you
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