Mark was born on April 4, 1955 in New York to the late, Bruce and Dorothy Smaldone. Mark grew up in South Glens Falls, NY and relocated to North Carolina in 2001. Mark was a master in building molds for many types/styles of concrete block, he began at a young age working in the family block company back in NY and was most currently employed with Johnson Concrete. Mark has made some amazing friends in North Carolina who he considered family. Mark’s passion was motorcycle riding, if it was above 35 degrees and weather permitted he was riding. He was a member of Star Chapter 267 & Indian Motorcycle Riders groups. He did numerous cross country motorcycle trips and was in the midst of planning on doing a lot of traveling as he was going to retire at the end of this year. Mark had a big heart and he always enjoyed helping others as well as teaching and building things with his granddaughter (Debbie’s) Michelina.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, RuthAnn Hart.
He is survived by his significant other of 17 years, Debbie Gabriele; daughter, Krysti Smaldone of Johnstown, NY; step mother, Barbara Smaldone of South Glens Falls; brother, Richard Smaldone; sister, Mary Clear of upstate NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family will receive friends and guests prior to the service on August, 28, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Apex Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at apexfuneral.net for the Smaldone and Gabriele family.