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Mark D. McCormack

April 20, 1953 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 65)

Mark D. McCormack, 65, of Van Wert, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2019 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 20, 1953, in Lima, to the late Richard B. & Claire E. (Wernhoff) McCormack.

Mark was a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. He was a longtime grocery manager for Pangles Grocery and then for Pick ’N Save. On October 5th, 1996, Mark married the love of his life, Melynda S. Mengerink. Together they were members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Mark was an avid fisherman, as well as an OSU Buckeyes football and pro football fan.

He is survived by his wife, Melynda S. McCormack of Van Wert; children: Terryl Mark McCormack of Metairie, LA; Katherine Nicole McCormack of Lima; Tyler McCormack of Findlay; brother, Richard E. McCormack of Columbus; forever friend, Matt Ditson of Lima; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Carol and Roger Mengerink of Van Wert; brothers-in-law: Roger (Denise) Mengerink of Columbus; Jason (Amy) Mengerink of Convoy as well as several nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his siblings: Kevin J. McCormack, Nancy A Cira and Rev. Keith J. McCormack.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Will Haggis officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM on Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.      

Mark shared The Gift of Life and Healing through tissue donation. Therefore, the family asks that you too consider being a donor and giving the Gift of Life.

Preferred memorials are to Lifeline of Ohio or to St.  Mark’s Lutheran Church, Van Wert.       

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be shared at

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