Mark D. Havranek

July 15, 1962 ‒ August 20, 2016

Marengo, Ohio

Mark D. Havranek, age 54, of Marengo passed away Saturday morning August 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mark was born on Sunday July 15, 1962 to the late Joseph C. and Marian I Havranek in Columbus, Ohio.  He was one of three children.

Mark was skilled in the carpentry field where he became self-employed as an Interior Finishing Carpenter.  The center of Mark’s world was his son Cameron.  Being self-employed allowed him to spend a lot of quality time with him.  Mark did not miss any sporting event that Cameron was playing in.  He would be in the stands cheering on his team.  It didn’t matter if they won or loss, the important thing to him was that he was able to be there and support his son.  Mark would look forward to coming home from work and practicing with Cameron, usually baseball.  Most evenings you could find the two of them playing catch in the yard.

He had a love for music.  Being a talented guitarist many memories were made by listening to Mark play his guitar.  He furthered his musical talent by becoming a song writer and writing many of his own music.

In his spare time Mark enjoyed boating and golfing.  Most of the time he just enjoyed relaxing with family and friends drinking a cold Budweiser in the evening or watching his beloved Cleveland Browns play.  Most of all Mark enjoyed life and believed to live your life to the fullest.

Mark will be dearly missed by the love of his life Daphne Harris, son Cameron Havranek, sister Christy (Bruce) Madden, sister-in-law Linda Harris-Havranek, and nephews Matthew Havranek and Aaron Madden.

He was met at heaven’s gates by his parents and brother Joseph Havranek.

Family will greet friends at Dorothy’s Bar,  9 South Main Street, Marengo on Sunday August 28, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Mark’s family.  Condolences may be left by visiting

  • Daphne, Cameron and family. So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Although we are cousins the family grew apart and I didn’t spend time with Mark after his late twenties but am happy that his life was full of love and family. Think of him often and celebrate his life with joy.

  • Words can never express how much Mark meant to our family. He was the first to make us feel welcome when we moved to Marengo and went above and beyond to make sure the kids had fun. He was like a second father to Zach. His fun loving attitude was contagious and will forever be missed.

  • Mark you were never afraid to tell it how it was and I respect the hell out of you for that. Gone way too soon but never forgotten. We are going to miss you dearly, keep on rockin brother!!!

  • I am sorry for your loss. Mark was a super nice guy….loved seeing Mark and Daphne cursing in his vet…..Rest in peace Mark.

  • Mark will be missed by all who knew him. I had the honor of knowing Mark since he was 6 years old. He was so full of life and a wonderful (kid) man. I will certainly miss him and his phone calls to me.
    What ashame he had leave us so young. Rest in peace Mark, I will see you at the gates of heaven since I know you are going to be God’s gate keeper.

  • We were so deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He always had a smile and funny things to say. You will be missed Mark it was an honor and a privilege to call you our friend. God Bless.

  • To the man who gave me the best gift possible, our son Cameron. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you rest in peace til we meet again. Your wife Audrey