GRAYSLAKE – Mark J. Conerty, a 52-year-old Grayslake resident, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at home in the presence of his loving family after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer.|
He was born in Woodstock on Sept. 6, 1960, the son of Joseph and Jane Conerty.
Mark attended St. Mary's and Marian Central Catholic schools, graduating from Marian Central in 1979.
Mark will be remembered as much for his hard work ethic as his enjoyment of relaxing and being outdoors. His favorite escape was being on his boat on a sunny afternoon with his family.
Mark was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing football and basketball in his youth, coaching his kids and rooting for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
His passion for genealogy kept him in touch with his heritage, of which he was quite proud.
His greatest passion was being a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. His life forever will be celebrated by his family and friends.
Mark is survived by his wife, Caroline (nee Fulmer), whom he married Dec. 7, 2002, at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock; son, Jordan; daughters, Paige and Kayla; sisters, Mary (Alan) Stilling, Pat (Terry) Clarke and Marty Conerty; and brother, John (Kate) Conerty. His memory and spirit also will live on through his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and uncles, whom he loved dearly.
Mark was preceded in death by his father and his youngest sister, Clare Conerty.
Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, also at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark's name may be made to Caring Bridge, www.caringbridge.org/visit/MarkConerty.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 22, 2012