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Mark T. West

September 26, 1949 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Mark West Obituary

Mark T. West, age 74, of Greencastle, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Sterling Care South Mountain in Boonsboro, MD. Born in Olney, MD on September 26, 1949, he was the son of the late Herbert Roy and Mary Katherine Wilson West.
Mark was a 1967 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School. He went on to serve honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After the military, Mark continued his service as a firefighter for the Washington D.C. Fire Department, where he worked for 21 years, retiring in 1994. In retirement Mark earned his EKG Certificate; leading him to work part-time doing sleep studies for the Pulmonary Consultants and Sleep Disorder Centers in Hagerstown, MD. Mark was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, the DCFD Union Local 36, and the American Legion Post 517 in Mercersburg, PA. Mark cherished time with his family. He enjoyed picking up a good book, planting a garden, making hand forged knives, hanging out at home, and as a natural comedian, sharing a good laugh.
Surviving is his loving wife of 41 years, Dorothy Dean West, whom he married on March 17, 1982, a daughter, Emily D. Kelley (husband Robert) of Mt. Airy, MD, two grandchildren, Jessica Ashwood (husband Daniel) of Stephenson, VA and Krista Young (husband Luke) of Brunswick, MD, 3 great-grandchildren, and one Brother, Herbert Robert West of St. Louis, MO. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by a brother, John West.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2023; at 10 AM at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 395 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225, where Rev. Fr. Augusty Valomchalil will celebrate. Inurnment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. Arrangements are entrusted to the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home Inc., Greencastle, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Rescue Hose Co. No. 1, 842 S. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

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Funeral Mass
December 2, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
395 South Ridge Ave.
Greencastle, PA 17225


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