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Mark E. Hook

October 25, 1955 - August 31, 2019

Service Date: September 10, 2019

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint Mary Magdalen

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Mark E. Hook, 63 of Honesdale, died on August 31, 2019 at Wayne
Memorial Hospital in hospice care.

Born on October 25, 1955 in New York City, he was the son of Anna E.
Hook of Honesdale.
In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his “second” mother,
Aunt Rose Babel, Aunt Rita Francisco, Aunt Norlaine Hook, Aunt Helen
Cortazzo, and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his
fiancée, Mary Menotti, Uncle Gerald Hook, Aunt Jane Riefler, and
grandparents Lawrence and Mollie Hook.

Mark had many jobs during his career, he worked in Manhattan, NY as a color analyst
at a graphic arts company, and he worked for numerous gas pipeline
companies from Montana to Pennsylvania as a laborer and environmental
technician. In addition, Mark owned a painting and cleaning business
in Honesdale.

Mark struggled his whole life with addiction. He was over 14 years
sober prior to his passing. In that time, he helped countless people
deal with their addictions. In doing so, he had made a positive impact
on the community in which he lived.

Mark’s true friend and confidant was Anthony Maloney. Without him,
Mark would not have survived the last few difficult years of his life.
Anthony is the epitome of what a true friend is; always there in a
moment’s notice as a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a
genuine caregiver. He was Mark’s true guardian angel.

Close to Mark’s heart always was his furry child, Bandit, a crazy
Corgi that filled Mark’s time with joy and companionship. Marks greatest fear was that Bandit
would be forgotten. We have found him a loving home for the next chapter of his life without Mark.

Mark’s family would like to thank all of the ICU nurses, hospice nurses,
his roommate Mishawn, and Jennifer Weidner-Clark, PA-C. Your genuine
care and understanding helped Mark and his family through the ups and
downs of his fight for life and then peace in the end.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September
10th at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale at 10:00 a.m.  All friends attending are asked to meet at the church. Interment
will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling
Funeral Home, Inc. 428 Main St. Honesdale on Monday 4 – 7.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Dessin Animal Shelter,
138 Miller Dr. Honesdale, PA 18431.