Mark A. Lacey

Nov. 28, 2012

Mark A. Lacey, 52, of East Washington Street, Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 11 in Salem Township.

Born on April 30, 1960, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Matthew and Lillian Elczyna Lacey. Mark lived in Nanticoke most of his life and graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1978. He previously resided in Hunlock Creek for 15 years, returning to Nanticoke in 1996.

Early in life, Mark was employed working on the railroad and in construction. He also operated his own general contracting business, Homestead Improvement.

He was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke, where he had also been the maintenance coordinator for several years until retiring in 2010. He was previously a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nanticoke, until its closing and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mark had a heart of gold and was the best husband anyone could ever ask for. He was very family oriented, a caregiver and valued his family and friends. No task was too great for him to accomplish.

He will be missed greatly by his family and especially the love of his life, his wife, the former Ann Marie Gavandula, with whom he shared the past 16 years and lovingly referred to as "His Annie;" a daughter, Melissa Alba, Zion Grove, Pa.; sons, Raymond and Brett Williamson; granddaughter, Abigail Kuzmitsky; granddaughter, Madelyn Williamson; a brother, Matthew Lacey as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed by his furry companions, Max, Millie, Milo and Poncho.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash, his pastor, officiating. Private interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Wanamie section of Newport Township. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 2, 2012