Mark J. Way of Cary, N.C. and formerly of Oil City, passed away while vacationing with friends in the British Virgin Islands on Feb. 3, 2013. Born March 28, 1955 in Oil City, Pa., he was the treasured son of Betty F. Pohl Way and the late Richard L. "Dick" Way. Mark was a 1973 graduate of Venango Catholic High School. He then graduated from Gannon University in 1976. In 1979 he received his law degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Mark, was a proud member of the Erie County Bar Association, he began working for the Lord Corporation in 1979 as a corporate attorney in Erie, Pa. In 1995, when Lord moved its headquarters to Cary, N.C., Mark followed where he would continue working for them until 2007. He was a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians and enjoyed attending many games with friends and family. Mark was also an avid fan of Duke Basketball; he belonged to several clubs in Cary, including a founding membership in the Cary Browns Backers Club. Later in life, Mark took up interest in gourmet cooking, which often led him bringing new recipes to Oil City to cook for his family. Mark was a world traveler with friends in as many places. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother Betty F. Way of Oil City, Pa., two sons Matthew Way (Marlaina), Michael Way (Kristen). Three beloved grandchildren, Matthew Jr., Roman and Star. Two brothers, Christopher Way & his wife Sharon of Oil City, Daniel Way & his wife Jackie of Oil City. Mark was also an uncle to Christopher, Jonathan, Jordan and Logan. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his son Mark R. Way. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 23 at St. Stephen's Church, 21 State St. Oil City, Pa. with Fr. Matthew Ruyechan, Pastor, Presiding. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemtery. Memorials may be made to the St. Stephen's Church Second Century Fund or to a
. The Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013