Mark Allan Orn
8 August, 1961 – 3 October, 2021
Mark Allan Orn passed away on October 3rd, 2021; at home with Tommy, Jovan and most of his close family by his side.
Mark was born on August 8th, 1961 to Charles Everett Orn and Cassie Loretta Below. He is proceeded in death by his foster parents Earl and Joanne Burgess, and his mentors Larry DeSmith and Stewart Wasson, all whom he missed greatly. He is survived by his three brothers: Charles, David and Robert, his sister Leslie, his “adopted” family; Nicholas and Kristina Shouse, Tommy and Jovan Thomason, David and Hattie Thomason, Alexander and Rebecca Wasson, Laura DeSmith; as well as many cousins, extended family and dear friends.
Upon his discharge from the Army, Mark traveled about the country, mostly by foot, gathering many unbelievable stories along the way! Mark finally chose to lay his roots in Highland Township, with those who would become his “adopted” family, with whom he would build his forever home with. Mark never had children/grandchildren of his own; but he was deeply adored by Chelsea, Nicolet, Hannah, Natalie, Tommy III, Aubrey, Ashton, Bradley, Aniah, Quinn, Cloee, Cameron, Mason, Elizabeth, Emma and William, all as if they were always his, and he was always theirs.
Mark prided himself on having visited every state in the country (with exception to Alaska and Hawaii), his 12 year career at Exclusive Floor Covering, and his ability to fix almost anything! Mark had a deep love and was a true seeker of God. He didn’t just believe in God and Jesus, he knew Them.
Mark will be remembered by his generosity (even when he had little to give), his humility, his willingness to always be helpful, his bright blue eyes, his SBC, his beautiful toothless smile, his giggle, his crazy hair, his loyalty, and his love for family. Mark was gentle, he was kind, and he could carry a genuine conversation with anyone. As a simple man, in Mark’s own words, “ I want to be remembered as a good person”.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00am until the time of the service at 3:00pm.
Contributions in Mark's memory may be made to the family.
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Mark Allan Orn
8 October 2021
Mark was a wonderful Man. He was like an uncle to me. Ive know know him since I was 5 years old and he has always been there to talk with and really does care about you. He lived with my family (Pitts family) off and on my whole childhood. He was a babysitter, mentor and just an awesome person on all around. Im truly going to miss him more then words can say, we all are. I remember when he was sleeping in our garage and my brothers and I painted his nails. Man he did not like that. Lol 🤣 My first car I got from Mark. I loved that little black honda. It was my little go cart!!! We used to sit and play dice and just have fun for hours talking about everything and nothing at the same time. He used to always give me a crosswords lottery ticket and said we could split it if was a winner.
His laugh is unforgettable just as he was and we will always cherish his memories. Don't worry Mark because you will always be remembered as a good person. See you in heaven.
We love you always.
Sarah (the pitts family)
6 October 2021
I had the pleasure of working along side Mark for many years. He was the most thoughtful person, I remember many good times and a lot of laughs. I'll never forget watching him hang Christmas lights, I was a nervous wreck, but he always did an amazing job, no matter the task he was given. He took alot of pride in helping anyway he could. May he rest in peace.
4 October 2021
Mark loved his family, neighbors, and neighborhood. Every time I met Mark walking along the streets in the neighborhood, he happily asked how my family was. Every single time. Every time I drove past his house, I'd see Mark sitting on his porch and he'd give me a big wave and smile. Every single time.
That is how I will always remember Mark. Kind, thoughtful, and loving. May we all try to be more like Mark. The world needs more Mark's. Mark will be forever missed and in our hearts always.
Sending our sincere condolences for his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Goldman Family
Leslie, Scott, Adam, Alyssa, and Eli