Mark Francis Vetere

October 21, 1951 ‒ December 31, 2016

Lexington, Ohio

As a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent for 27 years, Mark Francis Vetere was most proud of his work as a Supervisor of a CET team. He passed away Saturday afternoon December 31, 2016 in Lexington Court Care Center, Lexington, Ohio following a long illness, with his devoted wife and daughter at his side.

Born October 21, 1951 in Ankara, Turkey (where his father was stationed with the U.S. military) to parents Frank and Margaret “Peggy” (Wicker) Vetere, Mark earned an Associate’s degree in Business.

Survivors include his wife Vanessa (West) Vetere and his daughter Nicole Kimball.

Though his family is holding no public service at this time, their wish is that you remember Mark in your in your own special way, and encourage you to leave a memory or share how Mark touched your life in the Condolences Box below.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is pleased to serve the Vetere family.

  • Oh how it breaks my heart to see if mark passing. Mark was always a blessing to take care of and I will forever remover talking to him about his family/friends and pets. My heart breaks for you all, and I hope you find peace in this time of grief.
    sincerely with love
    Christa Reid LPN of Lexington Court Care Center

  • Mark always a joy to be around. RIP dear! I loved working with you. You always brought a smile with your fun banter of “Suki” go back. Honking at me through the halls on your new motorized “Chevy”. Lots of Love
    Pleasure to have met you

    • Dear Suki

      It brings so much joy to Nicole’s heart and mine, to hear how much Mark touched others lives. He was such a wonderful husband and father, but above all a best friend to all who knew him. Thank you for caring for him, and being so patient with his speech therapy. It makes me laugh to think how difficult he would get with you, and yet you showed such love and compassion!!!!
      We can never thank you enough. We miss him so much, and there is such a void in our hearts. We do appreciate all the love and prayers said on our behalf. May you and your family have a safe, HEALTHY, and happy New Year.

      Always, Vanessa & Nicole
      Please go on our Facebook-just look for Vanessa Vetere, & you will see more about our Mark

  • Vanessa and Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark will forever be missed. He always had a smile on his face and was always making everyone laugh around him. He loved you and Nicole, that was very clear by the way he talked about you guys. I’m proud and blessed to have been able to care for him. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always, Amanda Kronick LPN of Lexington Court

    • Dear Amanda, You will never know what you meant to Mark, Nicole and I. We are so thankful that Mark had you as his nurse, and we had the privilege for you to care for him. These days are so empty, and with so much pain, we could never put into words. However, knowing that with all Mark went through, he had the laughter and joy of “as he put it “having his girls care for him” brought Nicole and I peace we so desperately needed to know. Thank you for each day you added more to his life. Please feel free to go to my Facebook page Vanessa Vetere, to see more about Marks life and what he meant to us. Always, Vanessa & Nicole

  • I was so very sorry to hear of Marks passing. My deepest condolences to your family. Mark was one of a kind and I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. He will be greatly missed!

    • Dear Marianne, Nicole and I can never thank you enough for the love you gave to Mark during his time there. He always said to both of us, “these (referring) to the nurses & aids, these are my girls!!! We loved that, and loved each one of you for your sacrifices. Please go on our Facebook page under Vanessa Vetere, and you will see more about Mark, and what he meant to us. Thank you again for touching our hearts with this message. Always, Vanessa & Nicole….