In Memory

Mark Stewart - Class Of 1971

Mark was a generous, kind, and caring man who loved to share life experiences. Humble, loving and always considerate. A beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend. A mentor to many who taught through sharing. Mark was an accomplished drummer, mechanic, music aficionado, and world traveler. A collector of genuine and unique artifacts. An extremely knowledgeable enthusiast of all forms of auto racing, especially the NHRA, who only knew one speed – Full speed. His greatest joy came from trail riding his ATV with friends on the Hatfield-McCoy trail system in West Virginia. A proud member of the “Suckdogs.”

Graduate of Whitehall Yearling High School 1971 and Columbus Technical Institute 1973. He was a diligent worker and became a successful and accomplished business owner. As founder, co-owner, and vice president of Air Systems Diversified, Inc., he was highly respected in the HVAC industry.

Mark lived an exciting and full life and leaves behind a huge circle of friends and family who miss him more than we can say. We love you, Mark...Mmmkay!

Mark is preceded in death by his Father, Robert B. Stewart and Mother, Janet H. Stewart. Mark is survived by those he loved: Mojo, his beloved furry companion; Brother and Sister-in-law, David and Julie Stewart; Niece, Ashley Hupp; Sister and Brother-in-law, Laura and Gene Albrecht Sr.; Uncle, Greg (Char) Stewart; Nephews and Nieces, Daryl (Toni) Albrecht, Robert (Leslie) Albrecht, Alicia (Ed) Cox, Angie (Sue Ulry) Albrecht, David (Debbie) Albrecht; Great Nephews and Nieces, Brian (Hannah) Albrecht, Zachery Albrecht, Chloe Albrecht, Aiden Cox, Aaron Cox, Veronica Cox, Patience Albrecht, Xavian Hampton, Xander Albrecht, Leah Deason, Lauren Albrecht, Josh (Christina) Albrecht, McKenna Williams, Autumn Johnson, Brayden Deason; Partner, Laurie Khoury and children, Mallakah, Amira, Rushah and Raniah Khoury.

You are invited to join Mark’s family and friends at Double Edge Brewery in Lancaster, Ohio following the May 4 ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital in Mark’s name. Arrangements under the care of Cotner Funeral Home.

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05/04/22 04:10 PM #1    

Mike Workman (1971)

Rest peacefully Mark. Till we meet on the other side.sad

05/05/22 12:11 PM #2    

D Hopkins (1973)

Mark's Celebration of Life was last night and was well attended. All his old friends showed up. Like you would imagine, it was full of tears but also lots of laughs remembering the wonderful guy Mark was.

I posted this on my FB page...

I lost a great friend last week, my oldest friend on the planet, actually, Mark Stewart.
We moved in next door to the Stewarts in the mid-60's and connected right away because we had the same first name, always cool when you're nine.
But it was soon cemented for life when we found out my full name was Mark Hopkins and his was Mark Hopkins Stewart! So weird.
He was the cool Mark, the one I looked up to, a rock and roll drummer, a model builder, athlete, we played together on the Whitehall Little League Bears for two years.
He was a music maniac who always had the new albums before anyone else did and would play them on the enormous Magnavox console stereo in their living room on volume ten! This was the 60's so LOTS of loud new music then, Hendrix, Cream, Led Zeppelin, the greats.
In later years, Mark would become a successful business owner, avid racecar fan and ATV enthusiast. He was a world traveler and all round lover of life.
Mark had an enormous impact on my life. When I moved back to Ohio from California in 1983 and had no idea what I was going to do, he offered to let me live in his basement until I got back on my feet, a full year. That gave me the time I needed to get my act together, get back to school and figure things out. It has made all the difference.
I always felt like he was the older brother I never had and we all love him more that we can say. Happy trails, friend. We miss you.

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