Mark L. Sheehan
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Sheehan, Mark L.

Horseheads: Age 64, passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Brooksville FL doing what he loved. Mark was born in Elmira on February 3, 1948. He was a son of Mildred (Vesneske) Sheehan of Horseheads and the late Howard P. Sheehan. In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his wife of 45 years Betty Long Sheehan; sons and daughter-in-law, Marc Sheehan, Rochester NY, Sean and Becky Sheehan, Spring Hill FL; grandchildren, Kiley, Brandon, Gavin, Emma, Brooke, Madilyn, Olivia and Bryn; sisters and brother-in-law, Paula and Francis Affeldt, Rock Steam NY, Donna Sheehan, Horseheads; brothers, Thomas Sheehan, Ocala FL and Dale Sheehan, Horseheads; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Edgar and Katy Wheeler, Thousand Oaks CA; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and all his good cycling friends. Mark was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1969 to 1971. He attended Corning Community College and Cornell University. Mark was recently retired from NYSEG with 37 years of service. He had a great love for life. Mark was an avid bicyclist who would spend hours riding with Betty and various cycling clubs. He was a member of the NRA and the Viper Club of America. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:30 p.m. At the conclusion of services, military honors will be accorded. Donations in Mark's memory may be directed to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.


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Published in Star-Gazette from Jun. 7 to Jun. 9, 2012.
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July 7, 2018
Betty, Although time has past and we've gone our separate ways, we are so sadden by the lost of Mark. He was blessed on earth and now up above. He was my hero and in a way saved my life by assisting in getting me into the Navy Reserves when I almost was drafted. Mark, know you can hear me, Thank You. Both are very much in Jackie and my memories.
Timothy Jones
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February 17, 2017
Timothy Jones
June 26, 2012
We are sorry for your your loss. Michael Wilcox Family
June 18, 2012
In behalf of the IBEW local 83 and staff, please receive our deepest condolences on Mark's departure. We will miss Him.
G. Leonardo Yanez
June 14, 2012
Dear Miss Betty, I'm so very sorry to hear about Mark. You and he have always so kind to me and I look over at your house, everyday when I drive up the hill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All my love. Maggie
Maggie Johnston
June 14, 2012
went to grade school and high school with mark. [southside] he was a real nice guy. i'am sorry for your loss
bryce strobridge
elmira ny
June 13, 2012
Dear Betty and family, I just heard and am so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless-
Gina Golden
June 13, 2012
Betty and Family....I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can remember at NY Telephone when we were on our breaks you would be talking with him on the phone. You and your family will be in my prayers. Eleanor Meagher
June 10, 2012
Betty,
It seems unbelievable that "Hon" is gone. I always thought of him as the picture of health. Please know that Jerry and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you know that if you need anything you can call us. I'm fully retired now so if you'd like to get together sometime in the future please let me know.
Kathy & Jerry Rourke
June 9, 2012
Words cannot express our shock and sorrow at "Hon's" sudden passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you all in this most difficult of times.
Kathy & Bob Carson
June 9, 2012
Betty,
So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris (Dooher) Day
Chris Day
June 8, 2012
Dear, dear Betty, I just don't know what to say! I have tried several times to write something of comfort to you, and each time it just doesn't seem enough. Then it hit me...I recalled a line from a movie that seemed to sum up everything I was feeling, as well as reflecting everything that was being shared about Mark. The movie was "Brian's Song," and the line was...

"....He also left a great many loving friends who miss and think of him often. But when they think of him, it's not how he died that they remember - but how he lived. How he did live!"

That about sums up your Mark. I can close my eyes, and see Mark riding his bike as I hear those same words being spoken about him. We all, and I do mean ALL, will miss him greatly; more than words can say.....but what we will remember most is how he lived, how he touched us all, and how he will never be forgotten. Please accept my and my Mark's deepest condolences. We are truly blessed to have known such a wonderful human being as Mark. It was, and always will be an honor to say that we were his friends. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Alexis and Mark Bartsch
June 8, 2012
Betty and family, So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. You are our thoughts and prayers.
Carol Rafferty-Laps
June 8, 2012
Betty and Family, I am so sorry on your loss and the shock you must feel. Mark was always the good guy here at work, his bike always made it back here after one of his many trips!! You are all in my prayers!
Mona Shaw
June 8, 2012
To Mark,Betty,Sean, & the entire Sheehan Family.
I am so sorry for your loss, and wish to extend my most sincere sympathy.

Peace be with all of you.
Ted Saglibene
June 8, 2012
Betty and Family, So sorry for your loss.
Mona Porter Avery Lawson
Mona Lawson
June 8, 2012
To Betty and the family,I am so sorry for your loss.I had the privelage to work with Mark on many projects here at NYSEG and his passing has felt like a kick in the teeth to all of us. He was one of the good guys and we were all better to have known him.
Joe Catallo
June 8, 2012
Betty- I am so sorry to read about Mark. My condolences to you and the whole family.
Susan Wilcox Murray
June 8, 2012
Betty and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this heart-breaking time. "...and the Angels in heaven rejoiced for another has come home".
Ruth Sprague
June 8, 2012
To Betty and the entire Sheehan Family:
We offer you our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mark. He was a mentor, teacher, and friend to all of us in the SP&C and UC&M departments at NYSEG. We enjoyed his wit and humor in the many years of working with him, and we were better for having known him. He was always dedicated to doing things right, and he was incredibly talented in his field as a technician.
We all understood his great passion for the things he enjoyed most in his life. It was very clear to us, that his family was first in his life, and that his wife Betty, his children, and his grandchildren were a source of great pride to him. He lived life on his terms, and his passion for his sport of cycling was second to none. Our hearts go out to you in your time of grief, but we hope that you can take some comfort in understanding what a special man he was.
NYSEG employees
June 8, 2012
I worked with Mark on some out of town
jobs though the years. He was a very good relay man, and a lot of fun to work with.
Mark Jones
June 8, 2012
Betty And Family.....My heart breaks for you. Memories of you and Mark in high school, his time in the Navy, Skeeter taking you to meet his ship and how happy you both were. So many wonderful times. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathie Golata Andrews
June 7, 2012
Dear Betty,
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of "Hon's" pasing. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this saddest of times and in the days ahead. You are in our thoghts and prayers.
Jim and Anne Larrabee
June 7, 2012
To a great family I grew up with, I will never forget you BIG MARK!!!! Thank you for making me a better person!! you are and will always be a role model to me. Our good times will be with me always!!! Thank you for giving me my BEST friend (Sean)....
Phil Ungvarsky
June 7, 2012
To the Sheehan Family,
We both worked with Mark @ NYSEG and have the utmost respect for him. He loved his family so much and we are so sad for the great loss you are suffering.
We're thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you all that it takes to get through the difficult days you're faced with.
Our thought and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other.
Stan & Barb Rock
June 7, 2012
I enjoyed working with Mark at NYSEG, and am very shocked to hear of his passing. He was a good man. Our prayers are with you.
Hugh Personius
June 7, 2012
Betty,
We are so sad and sorry to hear about Mark. We can't stop thinking of all the great times biking and just having fun with you both. He will be greatly missed.
God Bless,
Cory and Jen West
Cory, Jen West
June 7, 2012
Betty and boys, AM so sorry to hear of your loss. I have thought all day of many old times we shared,as couples as friends as parents. My thoughts are with you
. Sharon Elson
June 7, 2012
Betty and family,
So very sorry for your loss. We didn't spend a lot of time together on a regular basis, but we shared some intense experiences at many QuadZilla and PBP events over the years! We will miss Mark at Swan Cycles, too, where he was famous for his 'Lurch' feet! A bit of his spirit will be with us on every new ride.
Marcia Swan
June 7, 2012
Betty and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I enjoyed the few years I got to work with Mark at NYSEG.
Michelle Otero
June 7, 2012
To Mark's Family: I'm sorry to hear of his sudden passing...much too young...much too soon. Although I hadn't seem him in many years, I still have fond memories from when I worked at NYSEG - Hhds. and played fast-pitch softball with Mark. My condolences to all during this sad time.
Steve Hunker
June 7, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Our hearts break for you! Love, Mark and Mary Beth Savino
Mary Beth and Mark Savino
June 7, 2012
Sheehan family,
only got to work with mark ocassionaly around the state but always enjoyed it I am so sorry for your loss.
June 7, 2012
Betty,
Tim and I were so shocked and saddened by hearing of Mark's passing. He was a great guy and we will miss him very much. God bless you and your family.
Tim and Mary Beth Williams
Mary Beth Williams
June 7, 2012
Betty,

I was very shocked to hear about "Hon".
He was a wonderful guy and I know you will miss him dearly. You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Hanrahan
Cathy Hanrahan
June 7, 2012
Dear Betty and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane and Dallas Bennett
June 7, 2012
Remembrances of Mark from the Randonneuring community have been posted at this link:
http://parandonneurs.blogspot.com/2012/06/mark-sheehan.html

-Tom Rosenbauer
Eastern PA RBA
Tom Rosenbauer
June 7, 2012
Betty and Family, I am so sorry to hear of yours and our loss. Mark was a great friend. I will miss seeing him and you Betty, at El Monte's. He will be missed by all who knew him. His friendship was something anyone who met him would cherish.
John Comereski
June 7, 2012
Betty and family I was so sorry to read of Marks passing. I haven't seen him in awhile,but I will always remember all the good times we all had together. I'm in NC right now,I will be thinking of you. Love, JoAnne
JoAnne Hyde
June 7, 2012
Marc So sorry hearing of the loss of your Dad, our prayers are with you and your family. Will see you Sat and as you know Scott will be by your side then and of course after for anything you may need. Joe Sandy Scott Kim
Sandy Coleman
June 7, 2012
Dale,
So very sorry about Mark's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Tom Bennett
June 7, 2012
Dear Millie and family: My prayers and deepest sympathy go to all of you. God bless you in this time of sorrow.
Esther Hetherton
June 7, 2012
BETTY&FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF MARK HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND GOOD BALL PLAYER I PLAYED BALL WITH HIM IN THE CITY&PINE CITY.I THOUGHT HE WAS GREAT CENTER FIELDER&HITTER.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TWO YOUR FAMILY,GOD BLESS BILL EARL
BILL&MARILYN EARL
June 7, 2012
Betty and Sheehan family: we are praying for you during this difficult time. Mark was a class guy, and enjoyed life to its fullest. God has certainly welcomed him with extended arms. God Bless.
Paul & Jeanette Titus
June 7, 2012
Tom and family, I am so sorry to read of the death of your brother. A local man about the same age just died recently riding a bike. May fond memories help to ease your grief.
Kathy Kittle McGee
June 7, 2012
Betty,
I am so shocked and sad to hear about Mark, but I know you have many happy memories! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Pam Shuart Steed
June 7, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with family in this difficult time. Mark was a great person and, and we will miss his cheery demeanor at our local cycling rides. A donation will be made in his name to the SPCA per family wishes by the Corning/NoTubes Race Team.
Brian Klotz
June 7, 2012
Betty, we were so shocked to hear of Mark's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed many years working with Mark, he was our "go to" guy. May you feel God's comfort during this difficult time.
Dale & Cheryl Cleveland
June 7, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
jim longwell
June 7, 2012
Betty,
I'm so sorry to read of Mark's passing. He was always a gentleman when he came into the credit union. May God be with you and your family during this sad time.
Shannon Pendleton
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