Being the oldest of 8 children, Mark was born to be a manager. As a child he delegated his chores at the Mickle Mansion off to younger siblings. Never wanting to be unfair, he‘d pay them a couple bucks. But, really it was just training for the future. For 25 years he managed two McDonald franchises then a Sports Authority store and lastly a fruit and produce distribution center. At home you’d find him relaxed with a good book or planting tomatoes and peppers in his garden. Mark was a hands on Dad giving his time as a Cub Scout leader and coached basketball and softball for his son and daughter. Lately he was into woodworking making fancy canes, preparing an extra income for his retirement years. But more than anything what brought the biggest smiles to his face were family parties.
At one of his jobs he met Ellen Mascaro and they became friends. Five years into their friendship Ellen had an extra concert ticket. The rest is history. They celebrated 23 wedded years and were blessed with a son, Joshua and daughter, Emily. He is the son of George and the late Rita Mickle, and brother of: Kelly (Carol), Kevin (Jodi), Bill (Tracy), Chris (Amy), Shawn (Tori ), Kathleen Baptista and Mary Lynn Heller (Jeff).
Come celebrate 61 vivacious years Saturday, June 11 from 9am at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Interment private. Donations to Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute (afcri.upenn.edu/giving) will be appreciated.
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