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Mark Steven Phares

Mark Phares passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2020. He was born July 12, 1958 to Don and Sue Phares in Akron. Mark proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, worked as a fireman and paramedic for 13 years, and worked for the United States Postal Service. He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns and enjoyed watching or going to their games.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth & Leo Meekins, and Ruth & Harold Phares.

Mark is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary; son, Jeff; sisters, Pam (Chris) Connaughton, Lisa Phares; brother, Scott (Heather) Phares; 8 nieces and nephews, and 1 great-niece.

Cremation has taken place with inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared with Mark’s family on his Tribute Wall above.

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To Mr. Mike Zita (mayor of Norton) and family sorry to hear about your loss of Mark your brother-in-law of many years my thoughts are with the family. May Mark be at peace, with all he and family been through.

Elsie Momchilov Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to Mike Zita(mayor of Norton) and family for the loss of your brother-in-law of many years Mark. May he find peace for his trials and tribulations The family has endured. May God be watching over you all.

Elsie Momchilov Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Mark Steven Phares, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Mark Steven Phares, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM