OBITUARY

Mark D. Stinley

September 26, 1939April 19, 2019
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Mark D. Stinley, 79, beloved husband of 58 years of Nancy A. (Cardy) Stinley, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. Born in Telford, PA, he was the oldest son of the late Margaret (Detweiler) and Marvin J. Stinley. As a young man, Mark tended his family’s farm in Sassamansville and was a 1957 graduate of Boyertown High School. He was a career truck driver and purchased his first Peterbilt in 1968. Mark was employed by Pillsbury for many years and by Landis Leasing until his retirement. He drove over four million miles cross-country during the course of his 40-year career and was known for his many entertaining stories about life on the road. He was a hard-working man who always put the responsibility of caring for his family first. Mark was a lifelong fisherman who shared his love of the sport with his family. At least three generations were taught the proper way to tie a clinch knot and the art of the purple worm by his steady hands. Many summers were spent fishing and waterskiing on Lakes Wallenpaupack, Blue Marsh, Marsh Creek, and Lower Beverley. He thoroughly enjoyed old westerns and Sudoku. A tinkerer and a wood-worker, his grandchildren loved their many adventures on the farm with “Pap,” working together on an endless supply of exciting projects. Mark is survived by his children, David M. Stinley of Barto and Judith A., wife of Richard J. Heller of Boyertown, and four siblings: Esther Stinley, Ruth Zuber, Betty Coan, and Mary Kapcala. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Nathan D. Stinley of De Ridder, Louisiana, Jessica A., wife of Gary Stevens of Collegeville, and Rachel E. Stinley of Bechtelsville, as well as nine adoring great grandchildren and many other extended family members. He is predeceased by his brother M. James Stinley and two grandsons, Adam M. Stinley and Ryan R. Farris. A celebration of life will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Visitation for friends and family will take place at the funeral home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Penn Medicine at https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=629538 Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy A. Stinley, Wife
  • David M. Stinley, Son
  • Judith A. Heller, Daughter
  • Esther Stinley, Sister
  • Ruth Zuber, Sister
  • Betty Coan, Sister
  • Mary Kapcala, Sister
  • Nathan D. Stinley, Grandson
  • Jessica A. Stevens, Granddaughter
  • Rachel E. Stinley, Granddaughter
  • M. James Stinley, Brother
  • Adam M. Stinley, Grandson
  • Ryan R. Farris, Grandson

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Claude/Alison Garber

April 25, 2019

Mark and Nancy drove down to Va. to stay with us for s few days. Claude had been out fishing all morning and came in to dock when they arrived. Mark told him “Don’t get off the boat. We’re going right out. I didn’t drive 5 1/2 hrs to sit and chat. I came to fish!!!”
Obviously they went fishing and Mark caught his fish!
He sure loved fishing and was a wonderful man besides. He’ll be missed by all.
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Gary Cardy

April 22, 2019

It grieves me to hear of Mark's passing. Mark planted the love for fishing in my life when as a 10 year old I caught a 24 inch weakfish while on his boat. Mark handed a rod setup with a deep sea lure and said just cast it over there and see what happens. After about 10 minutes I hooked into the biggest fish a 10 year old could handle. He was more surprised than I was to say the least. He was a lot of fun to be with and staying with him in a cabin in Canada was also one of my favorite fishing memories. I can hear him now yelling "Sorber" who was Boyertown's head coach when Dave played football. He was a coach and referee from the top of the bleachers and didn't miss a game. He will be truly missed.

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Biography

Mark D. Stinley, 79, beloved husband of 58 years of Nancy A. (Cardy) Stinley, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. Born in Telford, PA, he was the oldest son of the late Margaret (Detweiler) and Marvin J. Stinley.
As a young man, Mark tended his family’s farm in Sassamansville and was a 1957 graduate of Boyertown High School. He was a career truck driver and purchased his first Peterbilt in 1968. Mark was employed by Pillsbury for many years and by Landis Leasing until his retirement. He drove over four million miles cross-country during the course of his 40-year career and was known for his many entertaining stories about life on the road. He was a hard-working man who always put the responsibility of caring for his family first.
Mark was a lifelong fisherman who shared his love of the sport with his family. At least three generations were taught the proper way to tie a clinch knot and the art of the purple worm by his steady hands. Many summers were spent fishing and waterskiing on Lakes Wallenpaupack, Blue Marsh, Marsh Creek, and Lower Beverley. He thoroughly enjoyed old westerns and Sudoku. A tinkerer and a wood-worker, his grandchildren loved their many adventures on the farm with “Pap,” working together on an endless supply of exciting projects.
Mark is survived by his children, David M. Stinley of Barto and Judith A., wife of Richard J. Heller of Boyertown, and four siblings: Esther Stinley, Ruth Zuber, Betty Coan, and Mary Kapcala. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Nathan D. Stinley of De Ridder, Louisiana, Jessica A., wife of Gary Stevens of Collegeville, and Rachel E. Stinley of Bechtelsville, as well as nine adoring great grandchildren and many other extended family members. He is predeceased by his brother M. James Stinley and two grandsons, Adam M. Stinley and Ryan R. Farris.
A celebration of life will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Visitation for friends and family will take place at the funeral home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Penn Medicine at https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=629538
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com