Mark W. Samsa

December 9, 1961 - May 13, 2020
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Mark W. Samsa, 58, of Dover, passed away in his home of an apparent cardiac episode, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Born in Union Hospital on December 9, 1961, he was the son of Sandra J. “Sandy” (Myers) Samsa and the late Peter James “Jim” Samsa.

After graduating from Strasburg High School, he continued his…

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Mark W. Samsa, 58, of Dover, passed away in his home of an apparent cardiac episode, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Born in Union Hospital on December 9, 1961, he was the son of Sandra J. “Sandy” (Myers) Samsa and the late Peter James “Jim” Samsa.

After graduating from Strasburg High School, he continued his formal education at Kent State University, obtaining an associate degree in mechanical engineering. He has been a dedicated employee of TimkenSteel in Canton for the past 20 years, exemplifying a strong work ethic to his family.

On October 20, 1990, Mark married his sweetheart, the former Andrea E. Wells, and together they were blessed with the birth of their daughters, Lauren and Elaina.

Dinner conversations centered around historical and geographical trivia questions. Mark showed his random knowledge to his family answering Jeopardy questions in the evenings. He also had a passion for constantly reading and working crossword puzzles.

Mark’s faith was nurtured at Grace Lutheran Church in Dover. Additionally, he enjoyed trips to Bristol to watch the NASCAR races with his late father. Most importantly, Mark was a devoted husband and friend to Andrea, and a loving, supportive, and proud father of his girls.

In addition to Andrea, Lauren, and Elaina, Mark will be deeply missed by his mother, Sandy Samsa of Strasburg; his sisters, Anne (Mike) Gunther of Dover and Lisa (Dave) Baird of Strasburg; his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Judy Wells of New Philadelphia; his sisters-in-law, Debbie (Bruce) Mackey and Maria (Chris) Daull; his brother-in-law, Jack (Lori) Wells, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mark’s family will have a private visitation, followed by a graveside service in Dover Burial Park. Friends are invited to share their support and love with the Samsa family on Monday, May 18, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Geib Funeral Center in Dover, where guests will remain in their cars as they drive under the front canopy and visit with his family.

Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church, 216 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, OH 44622.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Mark by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.

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Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Friends are invited to share their support and love with the Samsa family where guests will remain in their cars as they drive under the front canopy and visit with his family.


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Born: December 9, 1961
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tom and Elaine Margo posted on 5/20/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May God’s peace comfort you.

 

Kelly DeMattio posted on 5/18/20

Andrea and Girls, I am so very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Love and prayers to you all.

 

Dianne Gibbs posted on 5/17/20

Andrea, love to you and your daughters at this sorrowful time

 

The Perlakys posted on 5/16/20

Mrs. Samsa, Lauren, and Elaina, We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. We are thinking of you and sending lots of love and comfort to you in this difficult time.

 

Jeremiah Zellers posted on 5/16/20

I worked with Mark for several years at the melt shop. His knowledge and experience helped me out in many ways. He will be truly missed.

 

Scott Lewis posted on 5/16/20

So sorry for your loss. You have my condolences, I worked with Mark and he will be truly missed.

 

Wynne Smith posted on 5/16/20

Sending our deepest Sympathy to the Samsa family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Bob, Wynne Smith and Family

 

Shelli Davis posted on 5/16/20

So saddened for your loss, Our love and prayers to you and your family.

 

Kathy lamm posted on 5/16/20

I’m so sorry, Andrea. Sending much love, hugs and prayers to you and your daughters, and to his and your family and friends.

 

Lucy Stamets posted on 5/16/20

So very sorry for your loss!!

 

Pam Schram posted on 5/15/20

Oh Andrea, I don’t know how to express how sad I am at Mark’s passing. I love you and pray that you can feel my hug!

 

Anita Russell posted on 5/15/20

Andrea, I didn’t know Mark very well—only seeing him at special family celebrations with Chris and Maria, but I do know how much they loved spending time with your family. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Will certainly keep you close in my prayers. God bless and keep you close at this time.

 

Drew Hudak posted on 5/15/20

Sorry for your loss. Mark was a nice guy. ?

 

Jeremy Morrow posted on 5/15/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was an excellent millwright with a great work ethic. He will be missed.

 

Maury Deems posted on 5/15/20

I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for all of you! Prayers and love.

 

Susan, Jon, Samantha & Cody Herman posted on 5/15/20

So very sorry for your loss. Though we can't be with you, please know your church family is sending you prayers and comfort.

 

David w Knight posted on 5/15/20

I worked with Mark at Timkens great guy . Sorry for your loss .

 

Bruce Metzger posted on 5/15/20

Sorry to hear of the loss of another member of our class. RIP Mark. Prayers to the family

 

Mindy and Jeff Ricker and Makenzie posted on 5/15/20

Deepest sympathy for Andrea, Elaina, and Lauren

 

Tami Blackwell Chewning posted on 5/15/20

Words cannot express the shock and horror I felt when I heard of Mark’s passing! He was so young and I know that Andrea and the girls are devastated. I am sincerely sorry for your loss and please know that I am praying for you and your entire family. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

 

Carolyn Dreher posted on 5/15/20

Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.Expressing sympathy is always difficult,but all I can say is how sorry I am.

 

Jean Stiers posted on 5/15/20

Condolences to the family , sudden loss of a special young man. prayers are with you all. Jeanie Stiers

 

Melissa, Willow, Connor, Will Vender posted on 5/15/20

Sending so much love and healing hugs to you and your family ??

 

Jamey DiFonzo posted on 5/15/20

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. May the Lord be with you and your family and grant you peace, comfort, and strength.

 

Kara Ward posted on 5/15/20

I am truly sorry for your loss, and you have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Samsa, you and your family are in my prayers.

 

Steven Huffman posted on 5/15/20

My heart felt condolences for the loss of Mark A neighbor and friend growing up Steven Huffman ??

 

Barb Whalen posted on 5/15/20

We are so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest Condolences! Scott & Barb Whalen

 

Cyndi Miller posted on 5/15/20

Our hearts and prayers go out for the entire family. So very sad and our hearts break for Andrea and the family. Nana to Jillian Legg

 

Sanst Edwards posted on 5/15/20

We extend our deepest sympathy, Dick and Sandy Edwards

 

Connie Espenschied Dennison posted on 5/15/20

So sorry to hear about Mark. Great person who loved life and people. Praying for all of you during this time.

 

Stacey Vickers posted on 5/15/20

Lisa and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mark. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stacey Vickers (Burris)

 

Missy Sisson posted on 5/15/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Terry, Missy(Grove), Maddie & Luke

 

Amy Haugh Metzger posted on 5/15/20

My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one! Amy Haugh Metzger

 

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