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Mark Odell Welch

March 31, 1959 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Mark Welch Obituary

Mark Odell Welch of Perry passed away on February 3, 2024 with family by his side. He was born on March 31, 1959, to Odell C. and Mary Anne (Plummer) Welch in Painesville, Ohio.  He was a 1977 graduate of Harvey High School.  Mark married Kathryn Poling on May 30, 1987. 

Mark was employed by Lake Metroparks as a regional maintenance supervisor and was former superintendent of Casement Golf Course.  He was chairman of the Perry Township Zoning Board and recently left the Perry Local School Board after 12 years.  Mark was a World War II history buff and Star Trek fan who enjoyed hiking in the Metroparks and in Hocking Hills. 

Mark had a volunteer spirit, serving with the Knights of Columbus, former president of the Lake County Historical Society and founding member of the Western Reserve Railroad Association, as well as participating in multiple community projects over the years. 

Mark is survived by his wife, Kathy, sons, Chris of Austin, Texas, Luke (Laura Diaco) of Athens, Ohio, Eric and Duncan of Perry; daughters, Rachel and Keara of Perry; sister, Martha (Ronald) Frank) of Jefferson, and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Friends will be received 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Monday, February 12th at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Road, Perry, OH.  PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Metroparks for children’s programs, 11211 Spear Rd., Concord Twp, OH 44077. 

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February 11, 2024

1:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home
667 Mentor Ave.
Painesville, OH 44077

Mass of Christian Burial
February 12, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Cyprian Catholic Church (Middle Ridge Road, Ohio)

February 12, 2024

11:15 AM
Perry Cemetery
3840 Middle Ridge Rd.
Perry, OH 44081


Lake Metro Parks
11211 Spear Road, Concord Township OH 44077


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