Mark Steven Napoletano, 71, of Mason City, IA, died unexpectedly Monday, April 23, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue.
A private inurnment will take place in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery with Pastor Kathy Graves of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the family of Mark Napoletano.
Mark was born October 21, 1946, in Mason City, the son of Luigi Antonio and Dorothy Lenore (DeWall) Napoletano. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1965, and continued his education at NIACC, where he earned his Associate of Electronics Degree. On April 13, 1974, Mark was united in marriage to Mary Holder at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mark worked for IBM as a Systems Engineer for 25 years until his retirement in 1997. He then worked on contract for IBM in Rochester, MN for the next 10 years. Mark enjoyed spending time outside, camping, short walks with his wife and their dog “Gabby”, and spending the weekends in Lake City, MN. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends. Mark was an intelligent, tech savvy, forward thinker who liked troubleshooting. People often sought out his advice and knowledge about anything and everything. Mark was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City Evening Lions and Friends of the 457. He lived until he died.
Mark is survived by his wife of 44 years: Mary Napoletano of Mason City; 3 children: Scot Napoletano of Camarillo, CA, Gina Clinger and husband Daniel of Stow, OH, and Sarah Green and husband Justin of Mason City; grandchildren: Nyomi and Anaiya Green; sisters: Karen Beyer and husband Allen of Rochester, MN and Denise Pedelty and husband Sid of Rochester; and ex-spouse: Kathryn Lutz.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery