Mark Klingensmith Obituary, Death – At Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Mark J. Klingensmith Sr., 64, a resident of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2022. Mark Klingensmith, the son of the late Albert J. and Margaret R. “Sally” (Deibler) Klingensmith, was born on November 25, 1958, in Greensburg. Before earning his journeyman electrician qualification at the Westinghouse Air Brake in 1983, Mark worked intermittently at Shuster’s Building Components in Rillton.
He soon started working for General Motors Pittsburgh (Fisher Body) as an apprentice electrician, a position he held for 25 years. Mark commuted daily from his family’s home in Irwin to the Lordstown, Ohio, GM facility when it closed until he retired nine years later. Mark has been employed by Astley Precision since 2018. Mark presided over the Consistory at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Larimer, Pennsylvania. Mark would leave for St. John’s early on Sunday mornings before driving to Calvary Church in Irwin to worship with his wife and family.
He enjoyed playing golf with the North Irwin Golf League and bowling in the Cleveland/Price Bowling League throughout the week. In addition to their stepgrandchildren Nicholas and Mackenzie Kurincak, their grandkids Lennon James Klingensmith and Alyssa Ann Davis, as well as Mark J. Jr. (Heather), Emily Ann, Sarah Elizabeth Davis (Ronnie), Hannah Christine, Rachel Nicole, and Jacob Alexander Carl also survive him. He is also survived by his six children and his loyal wife of 35 years, Terri Ann Johnson Klingensmith.
The other surviving of Mark are his cherished mother-in-law Bonnie Johnson, Nancy McKinnon (Ed) of Latrobe, and Susan Bishop (Ron) of Richmond, Virginia. Carl “Frosty” Johnson, his father-in-law, and Karen Pirl, his sister-in-law, predeceased Mark. Geraldine “Gerry” (the late John), Susan Casper, Bob Pirl, John Johnson (Carol), Cindy Olesky (Kenny), Carl Johnson (Annie), and a number of nephews and nieces are among the other cherished living family members. Mark was one of the most generous guys his family and friends had ever met.
He loved his family more than anything and committed his life to providing for and spending time with them. Mark was viewed as a hero by the children. He always had a kind word and a grin for everyone and saw the glass as half full, not half empty. Mark was a unique type of Christian who cherished the Lord and consistently prioritized others over himself. Mark maintained his earlier acts of kindness when he passed away by giving his organs.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the deceased on Wednesday, December 21 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main St., Irwin. On December 22, at 11 a.m., the funeral ceremony for Mark will begin at the funeral home under the leadership of Rev. Susan Hans and Pastor Nick Poole.