Mark Shaum

May 22, 1957 ‒ November 29, 2018

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Mark Shaum, 61, of Ontario, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 due to complications in his battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home.

A lifelong resident of Ontario, Mark was born on May 22, 1957 to Emma and James H. Shaum. He graduated in 1975 from Ontario High School, where he played in the band and made lifelong friends who stayed by his side until his passing. He married Antoinette “Toni” Elias in 1986, and was graced with two sons, Collin and Benjamin, who both reside in Ontario.

Mark retired after 29 years of service at Midway Inc. and most recently was the owner of Franklin Generator Service.  He enjoyed woodworking, home improvement, restoring his 1969 Chevy C10, auto racing and being annoyed by incessant questions from his wife and children. Mark was the president of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Club and enjoyed autocross in his 1986 Toyota MR2. Mark’s refuge in life was his garage, and he spent hours working on various projects. His sons, nieces and nephews were his pride and joy, and provided him with many hours of jokes, hilarious conversations and laughter. His family is further extended by several of his “adopted kids” for whom he was both a role model and a constant sounding board.

Mark is survived by his wife Antoinette “Toni” Shaum, with whom he spent 32 years traveling and enjoying life. He is also survived by his two sons, Collin (Rebecca) Shaum and Benjamin Shaum and his fiancée Stacy Shumate; two brothers, Jim (Melinda) Shaum and Jerry (Laura) Shaum, two brothers-in-law Nick Elias and Tom (Paula) Elias; many nieces and nephews as well as grand-nieces and grand-nephews, who’s company he greatly enjoyed. In addition, he is survived by his faithful rotund Labrador, Shadow.

Mark was preceded in death by his father James Shaum. His mother Emma Shaum passed away just 10 hours after Mark.
Mark’s friends and family wish to thank the excellent staff at the James Cancer Center at the Ohio State University for their unmatched care and support.

His family will receive friends Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11am, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 410 North Thoman Street, Crestline, Ohio 44827.  Pastor Diana Seaman will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in Mark’s memory may be made through the funeral home.  Please make donations to the organization of your choice.

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  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Find joy in knowing you will be together again in eternity.
    Doug, Jamille and Mahlin

  • Our deepest sympathy for your lose may our good lord open his gates for him,
    may he rest in peace, and may the lord grand you and your family strength.

    Dino and Eleni Bersis

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family during this very sad time . Please know how much we care and know our love and prayers are with you all 🙏🙏🙏

  • Toni, Collin, & Ben
    Our hearts weep for you all. May the comfort of your Faith, Family and Friends help you during the days ahead! Much love and prayers to all 3 of you!

    John & Kim Berger

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. 🙏🙏🙏
    God Bless all of you.
    Greg & Carla Newman

  • Toni and boys- I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark- and of Mark’s Mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days ahead.
    Sue Cates

  • Toni- I am so saddened to learn of your husband’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your sons and entire family. Love you.

  • I am very sad for your loss. But I am happy that I got to visit with Mark when I was in Ohio in October. Mark was a nice guy and always quick with the wit. We had a lot of laughs over the years.

  • Toni, Collin and Ben,
    I love you all and my heart is breaking at the loss of Mark. He was such a wonderful man and played such an important role in the lives of my boys. I cherish my last visit with him and he will forever be in our hearts. Until we meet again Mark, your body is whole again and you can be at peace. My love and prayers are for the entire family at the loss of this wonderful man.

  • Toni,
    I am so saddened to read this. Though I never actually met Mark, I know he was the love and light of your life. We all prayed for God to heal him and he has. I will continue to pray for you and the wonderful family that you have been blessed with.

  • My heart breaks for you life counselor! I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs and prayers sent you way!

    I love and miss you!

  • Toni, Collin, Becky, Ben, & Stacy,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers for all of you in the days to come.

  • Jerry, Laura, and the entire Shaum family,
    We are sad at your loss. He did much to be proud of. While he left this life too soon, he has left a proud legacy. You are all blessed.

  • Saddened by your loss, Toni and family. So many memories of Mark, Gil, and the other guys at our house growing up…our prayers have been and will be with you all.

  • Toni and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. There are just no words to express the depth of our feelings that this has happened. Please lean on your friends. We are here for you.

  • We were so sad to hear of your loss. We have wonderful memories of Mark and our times together. From the wedding, to the flip flops and so much more. May the Lord bless and keep him.

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with all of you during this time, may God’s peace bring you comfort. (Class of 75)

  • I was Mark’s Nurse Case Manager with Ohio Healthy. He was a special guy with whom I looked forward to speaking with. He shared his laughter and positive outlook.
    I am truly sorry. Your family is in my prayers.

  • You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and give you comfort.

  • Toni and Family,
    We were very saddened to read about the passing of Mark.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Shaum Family,

    Saddened by your loss. Prayers and love.

    What a great job he (and Toni) did raising those two wonderful knuckleheads.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    The Starcher Family