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Official Obituary of

Mark A. "Mack" Paule, Sr.

July 13, 1964 ~ July 2, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Mark Paule, Sr. Obituary

Mark A. “Mack” Paule, Sr., born July 13, 1964, in Altoona, passed peacefully at his home on James Island, Charleston, SC, on July 2, 2023.

Mark is survived and will be missed by his children Samantha of Altoona, Joshua Ritchey of Altoona, Megan of Richmond VA, Antoinette and Lucian Thomas-Paule of  South Carolina; grandchildren, Marcilyne, Misha, and Xavier; brothers, Ron of Emlenton, Bill (Barbara) of Dauphin, John (Kate) of Glen Ridge, NJ and Fred (Jean) of Altoona and sisters, Sharon Dibble of Armagh, Anne (Darrell) Eklund of Lakewood, NY, Mary (Richard) Graglia of Ringwood, NJ and Pauline Wiley of Lakemont; his long-term girlfriend, Michele Duffy; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Jr., his parents Leona Pauline (Burket) and Frederick J. Sr. and brother George.

Originally from Altoona, Mark was a 1982 graduate of AAHS. Mark served in the USMC and was always proud to have served as a Marine. Mark was a true mechanic and intuitively knew how things worked, from breaking down an engine and putting it back together, to electricity, to fixing a broken toy. His passion was boats and he spent many years traveling the world repairing boats of all sizes and was certified to inspect the lifeboats used on major ocean vessels. He loved to fish and to hunt, and his children have many happy memories of his fish “tales.” A man who lived his life on his own terms. His lovable and unforgettable, larger than life personality touched the lives of many.

A vigil will be held from 4-7p.m. Monday July 17, 2023, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday July 18, 2023, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 309 Lotz Avenue, Lakemont.

Interment immediately following at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

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July 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Mass
July 18, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
309 Lotz Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


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