Mark Andrew Thallmayer, 57, died Sept. 26 at his home in Jessup.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ida De Benedictis Thallmayer. As a young man, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a 1974 graduate of Northeast High School, Philadelphia, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering science and commerce and his MBA in operations management with honors from Drexel University, where he was a member of the Mu Eta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu. During his professional career, Mark was a member of the National Institute of Industrial Engineers; the American Institute of Industrial Engineers; the Maynard Institute of Management; the American Society of Safety Engineers; Outstanding Young Men of America for his professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service to his community; and Leadership Hazleton. Before his retirement, he was employed at Cinram Manufacturing as an industrial engineer and the manager of safety and security. He was also responsible for facility compliance under the ADA.
Mark was a kind, gentle and loving man who would go out of his way to help those who came to him in times of need. He was an avid reader and loved golfing. He had a special place in his heart for all animals, especially his cocker spaniel, Valentino. He will be surely missed by all those whose lives he touched through the years.
Surviving is his former wife and best friend, Jeanne Marie Thallmayer, Spring Brook Twp.; his sister, Anita Thallmayer, Plymouth Meeting; three brothers, John Thallmayer, Hatfield; Luke Thallmayer, Hamburg; and Matthew Thallmayer, Philadelphia; an aunt, Hildegard Thallmayer, Vienna, Austria; two uncles, William De Benedictis and James De Benedictis; nieces and cousins.
A memorial service celebrating Mark's life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 220 Church St., Moscow.
Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States.
Arrangements by the Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, 702 River St., Peckville.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 27, 2013