Mark Allen Lasley

May 13, 1944 ‒ August 14, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Mark Allen Lasley, age 74 of Delaware and formerly of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his Willow Brook residence in Delaware.

He was born on May 13, 1944 to Thomas and Anna Frances Lasley. He was honored to serve his country as a member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Intrepid. Mark enjoyed the opportunity to serve in several military organizations such as AmVets, the VFW, and The American Legion. He was very proud of his military career and enjoyed the opportunity it afforded him to take part in the Honor Flight in 2017 and to be recognized on the ice at a Columbus Blue Jackets game in 2018. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns and Indians. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Mark treated everyone as a friend. He loved his family and his friends and they all, in turn, loved him. His friendliness and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Mark is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Jeremiah) Scoville and Michelle (Ben) Taylor; granddaughter, Morgan LeeAnn Taylor; his mother, Anna Frances Lasley; brother, Thomas J. (Janet) Lasley II of Dayton; and sister Kathryn (Tom) Brod of Columbus; his step-children: Lorie and Rodney (Jennifer) Kring, Bryan (Tina) Campbell, and Jason (Tina) Fox; as well as other step-children and step-grandchildren; dear friend and the mother of his children, Linda Dean; special friend, Ray Mabrey, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his wife of 18 years, Claudia “Sue” Eichensehr Lasley, son Mark Allen Lasley II, and father Thomas J. Lasley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where celebration of life services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am with Celebrant Marvin Hintz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willowbrook Way South, Delaware, OH 43015 or Honor Flight of Columbus, P.O. Box 12036 Columbus, Ohio 43212.

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  • I have been thinking of Michelle and Melissa and all who were close to Mark. As Melissa said on Facebook, if you knew Mark, he made you smile. He suffered in his life but he still found a way see humor in the world.
    My dad recalled that Mark took care of our horses after my brother had a serious accident. We were spending long days at the hospital, so Mark, then our neighbor, came over to feed the horses. This might not seem like a big deal, but we probably had 25 horses at the time, and his help was greatly appreciated during a difficult time.
    The last time I saw Mark, he wasn’t doing well physically, but he joked about it. He was a good man and he will be greatly missed.

  • Mark was one of the first people we met when we moved to Prospect. He and Nim became instant friends — both served in the military and shared experiences. Linda was his wife and she and I became friends. They had no children then. When they learned little Mark was in the way, they were both very excited. After he was born, bedtime became a stressful time for all. More than once Kinda called and asked if I could take little Mark fir a while. He sensed her anxiety and reacted to it. She would bring him diwn, I would cuddle him and soon have him asleep. He and I often slept in the floor in my entrance foyer so mom and dad could sleep.
    When Markie was taken tragically, jim was the one whose shoulder he cried on. Their friendship grew through the years and became very close as they worked to bring a veterans museum to Marion (which failed when another member of the group stole a large amount of money from the account). Both had failing health and faced big challenges but always maintained their friendship and their mutual trust in God. Jim lost his battle on Patriot!s Say, Sept. 11,2016 and that was my last time to see Mark. He hugged me fiercely and reminded me how much they meant to each other. I enjoyed knowing Mark (and Linda) at the high points in their lives as their family grew. Mark was very proud of his daughters and always made sure to tell us if their accomplishments . He was a great man and will be missed by many.