Celebration of Life for Mark R. DiRosa Jr., 35, of Mentor, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. Family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday before the service. To celebrate his life, the family asks everyone to PLEASE WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS ATTIRE. A gathering at The Wright Place Sports Bar and Restaurant, 34300 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, will immediately follow the service.
Our precious son, Mark Jr., left his earthly body at home with his mom and dad's loving hands caressing him on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Born Sept. 16, 1978, in Willoughby, he was a certified mobility consultant at M.C. Mobility Systems, a family-owned business.
Mark was a graduate of Mentor High School's Class of 1997 and a Kent State alum. His love for Cleveland sports and the Ohio State Buckeyes was phenomenal. He also had a special love for basketball.
Survivors include his loving parents who adored him, Mark R. Sr. and Kathleen (nee Miller) DiRosa of Mentor; sister, Jennifer (Brian) Bergem of Mentor; nephews, Brian and Tegan; and goddaughter and niece, Bianca, who adored him greatly; grandmother, Marlene Miller of Mentor; grandfather, Michael F. DiRosa of Mentor; uncle, Robert "Bobby the Chumpo" (Barbara) Miller of Mentor; aunts, Debbie Trubbe of North Lawrence and Lorri DiRosa of Richfield; cousins, Lauren, Michael, Christopher, Jeff and Justin; adopted brother, Dave Latina; an extended group of friends that he loved greatly; and special canine friend, Cooper. Mark also leaves behind a special friend and the true love of his life, Katie Nobel.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bob Miller and Charles Bencin; grandmother, Patricia Bencin; uncle, Michael F. DiRosa; and aunt, Pam Miller.
Private inurnment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to the Lake County Humane Society, 7564-E Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060.
Online obituary at www.davisbabcock.com.