WARREN, Ohio – Costas “Gust” Mark passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at St. Josephs Hospital in Warren, Ohio. He was 90 years old.
Costas was born in Fourni, Greece on March 2, 1926 a son of Prodromos and Franzeska Markakis.
He served in the Greek Air Force during World War II and then came to the United States in 1948 and has been a resident of Warren since 1992.
Costas was the owner operator of Mink Mill, Inc. which was located in Manhattan, New York for ten years.
Costas was a member of St. Demetrius Church in Warren where he belonged to the Fourni Club. He also enjoyed gardening and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Antoinette “Toni” Mark whom he married on April 30, 1950; his sons, Peter (Susan) Mark of Flushing, New York and Zachary Mark of Warren, Ohio; three grandchildren, Gust and Lance Mark and Louiza (Sotiri) Malamis; his great-grandchildren, Angelina and Zoe and by his sister-in-law, Sylvia of Warren and Irene of Ambridge, Pennsylvania and his brother-in-law, Nick.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Phillipa Mark.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the start the of the service at the church.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the church.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, December 7 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.