Mark Lewis

July 10, 1963  -  July 4, 2017

Obituary

Mark  Lewis, 53, of Jefferson Hills, passed away suddenly in his home amongst family on July 4, 2017.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn (Sullivan) Lewis; father, Ronald Lewis; siblings, Lisa Giansante, Michelle (Walter Lebetz) Lewis and Troy (Kendra) Lewis; mother-in-law, Janice Sullivan and brother-in-law, Larry (Lisa) Sullivan.  Uncle to Rachael (Lee Roy Jones) Giansante, Nicholas Giansante, Patrick Lebetz, Jacob Lewis, Gabrielle Lewis, Kaden Lewis and Sawyer Lewis. Great Uncle to Matthew Peterson, Lee Roy Jones III, Tara Lynn Jones, Lee Ann Sullivan, Luke Sullivan and Lilly Sullivan; as well as many friends and family.  Preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Cole Lewis.   

Deputy Mark Lewis was a 25 year Veteran of the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office.  He served in many aspects of the Sheriff's Office; to include, Training Academy Instructor at the Allegheny County Police Academy where he taught firearms as well as physical training to police recruits.  Mark also served the Sheriff's Office as a Detective in the Investigations Division where he served warrants. Mark had a strong passion for life and a great love for his wife, family and many friends.  Mark felt blessed and humbled for being able to impact and influence so many lives, he will be deeply missed by many.  

Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 7, 1-9 PM at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, 15236.  A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 11:30 AM in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation, P.O. Box 444, South Park, PA 15129.  Condolences may be left at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.


Visitation

Friday from 1 - 9 p.m.

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Funeral Service

Saturday at 11:30 am

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Burial

Saturday following services at Round Hill Cemetery

2131 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA 15307

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Academy Class Member

Mark,
I have only known you from being a recruit at the Academy and hiring process, but in that time, you were known to be such a positive influence that everyone could relate to.
Your timely down to earth- sometimes humorous- comments put us all at ease in the times where we could use it so we could relate and learn.
You spoke to everyone with respect and respect is what you got back, not because of your excellent physical stature, but because you were truly a person who deserved it thru your communication style and treating people with dignity.
Thank you for being approachable all that you have taught us, both in the classroom and as a person.
Your students will work for many years and live on in hopes they can be just a good a person as you were and positively influence others as well in their lifetime.
To his family, Thank you for supporting and sharing Mark with us.
The world was and will continue to be a better place with him being on it for 53 years.
God Speed

 Posted Sat, 07/08/2017 - 1:31pm
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Jim & Bonnie Veraldi

Our son, Colin, felt such respect and love for Mark. We wish we could have met him to thank him for making such a powerful inpact on our son's life. But we thank him now on his journey. Prayers to Lynn and family.

 Posted Sat, 07/08/2017 - 1:24pm
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Cathy Heckman

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lewis family. We grew up together and used to play sports down in the West Elizabeth Ball Field. So many good memories. He will be missed my many. I great person and family man.

God Bless and Cherish all the great memories.

 Posted Sat, 07/08/2017 - 1:09pm
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Sharon Henley (Petrichko)

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 Posted Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:43pm
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Bryan and Sharon Henley (Petrichko)

Dear Lynn and the entire Lewis family, I have not seen Mark in years but the memories of the days working and hanging out with Mark at Lifeforce are some of the best memories I have. He was funny, kind, compassionate, full of great wisdom and a positive attitude. My husband met him at the academy and saw him occasionally and has always said "what a great dude". Yep, that's how every single person that I know who he touched in one way or another described Mark. Just a great dude. The best. His time here was well served. Much love and God's strength to you all. Sharon

 Posted Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:37pm
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Patrick Scullen

To the Lewis family...Dad, Wife, 2 sisters and a brother......Mark was a student of mine at Thomas Jefferson High School. He was one of my favorites, and showed respect to me and everyone he knew. I remember seeing him in the hallways and in my Physical Education Class many times. I knew he had the potential to be great. I even got him to start lifting weights. He will definitely be missed by me. He was taken from us too early. My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I know he's in Heaven now meeting his Mother up there. He had invited me to his house several times, and we even arm wrestled some times. God Bless all of you and always remember the good times. I will miss him deeply.

 Posted Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:29am
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Joelle, Jody, n Kenna Lohr

There or not enough words to to express our feelings when we heard the news about Mark's passing. He was a truly one of a kind wonderful person who was so full of spirit and compassion. I can truly not remember a time when we were at the same get together that he wasn't smiling. He was kind and listened when you talked. When someone like Mark (and Lynn) touch your lives, they become family. And so as family, our hearts are saddened with you Lynn during this very rough time. We mourn with you, and are here for you if you should need us

 Posted Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:54am
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Gina Knight

Mark, you were a big guy, with a big heart! You were a good husband to Lynn (bird)! A person who loved helping people. A true servant of the Lord. You will be missed!

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:14pm
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Alex Kondrich III

Mark was a excellent public servant, above & beyond the call of duty with whom I became acquainted when I started working at the Courthouse in my current job as our Building Guard. He made me feel welcome to work in our professional capacity. My sincere sympathies & condolences to his family.

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:50pm
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Heidi Perry Parks

Mark was an amazing man! I have many great memories of my time at Golds Gym and many of them
Include Mark! He will be missed by so many!

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:28pm
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Heidi Perry Parks

Mark was such a good man! So pleasant and always welcoming! I have many fond memories of my time at Golds Gym and many include Mark!! He will be missed by many!!

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:26pm
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Al Ragan

Mark was a good person, friend and riding buddy. I will miss the long Sunday rides. I will now take those rides in your memory. My prayers go to Lynn and your family. Rest in Peace my friend.

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 9:16am
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Sam Juran

Mark Lewis was a man's man. Truthful, Loyal, Non Judgmental and Honest. He stood in a place we all aspire to be but will rarely achieve. If you did not like this man when you met him, then something was amiss with your value system. In the 25 years that I have know him, never once did I hear a gossipy or unkind word about anyone from him.

Mark truly loved his wife, family and his God. We will truly miss him and our LEO community will have lost one of it's best.

To paraphrase Matthew 25: "Well done thou good and faithful servant Come into the mansion I have prepared for you". Rock On, Mark.

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:56am
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Julia

Loved reading this one. Thank you :-)

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:56pm
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Julia and Mike

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 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:55am
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KERSH

Mark, you were a blast to be around. The constant professional, yet laughter was always slipped in regardless of the situation. You made me an offer to drive my dream car (your cobra jet) and i kick myself for not doing it, but i didnt for good reason....my luck I would have wrecked it & been the cause of the one time you werent laughing & taking aim at me as I ran. You are missed Brother. R.I.P. Condolences to the Lewis family, he was a great human being.

 Posted Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:09am
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N DeRusso

Deputy Lewis. Thank you for everything you taught me at the police academy. I stayed in contact with you for years after and you helped me many times and always made everyone laugh. You impacted many people throughout your career. Thank you

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:52pm
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Sophia Stavros

Mark you were one of a kind. You were always so kind and polite to everyone you spoke with. It was such an honor to know you and going to the academy with you. President of our class and even then everyone knew you were the right person for that honor. My sympathy to Lynn and your family and all that will miss you and with only great memories of the man you are! RIP brother.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:29pm
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Lynn A Marasco

Mark you will be missed terribly. My thoughts of strength are being sent to the family and friends. Thank you for the memories. We were all pretty crazy back in the day and you kept it under control when we would act up at the Someplace Else. Forever grateful to have known such a great person.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:39pm
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Lynn Marasco

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 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:28pm
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DEBRA AND JACK FULMER

ALL OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 9:51pm
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Julia and Mike Donohue

Forever in our hearts ♥️. You were the best of the best Mark Lewis. Never a negative thing to say. We know you are having fun up in heaven but that doesnt make the hurt go away. We will always remember the times you made us laugh at the gym and the fun ride we had on the bikes. Have fun up there and we will see you again someday. Prayers for Lynn and the family.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:53pm
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Julia and Mike Donohue

Forever in our hearts ♥️. You were the best of the best Mark Lewis. Never a negative thing to say. I know you are having fun up in heaven but that doesnt make the hurt go away. Thanks for the talk last week, I will always remember the times you made me laugh about "boys and their toys". Have fun up there and I will see you again someday. Prayers to Lynn and the family.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:49pm
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John O'Leary

My heartfelt condolences to Lynn and family. Mark truly made the world a better place for the rest of us and he will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you for your service and for being a great human being, Mark. I am blessed to have known you. Godspeed my friend.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:47pm
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Bob Pollice

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark at the gym for years. I enjoyed sharing car stories with him. He left me Drive his Cobra one day which I truly enjoyed. He will surely be missed by myself and my wife.
We will not be able to attend the viewing since We will be out of the country. Rest In Peace, Mark
Deepest condolences to his wife and family.

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:15pm
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brian d matheson

mark im going to miss the fact that one of the good guys has left us ......thank you for being such a great friend to me and my family good times and bad and never having judged anyone this world was a better place for having you here thanks for checking on my well fare every night after work driving by my shop in clairton B&N automotive ....rip big teddy bear you will be missed .....eow on earth ....thank you for your service

 Posted Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:04pm

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