Mark S. Shepherd

January 15, 1962 - October 25, 2016

01/15/1962 - 10/25/2016

Past Services

Friday October 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday October 29, 2016
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Mark S. Shepherd, 54 of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born January 15, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Dee Shepherd.

Mark was a retired employee of the AEP’s Kammer Mitchell Power plant and a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio, Knights of Columbus Council 1246 and the St. John’s Boosters.

In addition to his mother, Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Margaret Lavelle Shepherd and his uncle, Robert Shepherd.

Surviving are his aunt, Pente C. Shepherd of Flowery Branch, Georgia, cousins, Dodie S. Burns of Alpharetta, Georgia, Nori (Mike) Tilley of Marietta, Georgia, Loni Shepherd of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Kip (Mary) Shepherd of Atlanta, Georgia and Rob Shepherd of Dawsonville, Georgia, Also great cousins, Lauren Burns, Brooks Tilley, Natalie Shepherd, Anna Kate Shepherd, Luke Shepherd, Nicholas Shepherd and Ashley Shepherd.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio at 11 am with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Inurnment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio at the convenience of the family.

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Bonita F Mihlbauer
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to Mark’s family… I am so sorry that I couldn’t make it to meet you and give them personally. I met Mark at Kammer Plant when I began to work there in 1983. Mark was always gentle, polite, comical, and helpful. He always reminds me of my deceased brother who was a gentle loving man as well. May GOD comfort you and bring peace to your hearts, in the name of JESUS the CHRIST, Amen. I will send a donation to St. Jude’s in Mark’s memory… another example of his generosity. In prayers, Bonnie Mihlbauer.

The Shepherd Family
7 years ago

On behalf of the Shepherd family, Thank you so much for all of your kind remarks and sweet memories of our dear cousin Mark. It is heartwarming to know that he was loved by so many and remembered so fondly. We love you and will miss you Mark!

Vince Gianangeli - Class of '79
7 years ago

Mark was a wonderful human being with a kind and gentle soul. I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Mark at Rigas’s in August. I’m so glad I did. We shared great memories of our time at SJC. He updated me on the happenings of some of his classmates. Mark never had a bad word to say about anyone. We talked about his struggles with his legs since recently being hit by a motorist in a grocery store parking lot. Mark might have moved slowly on his feet but he was swift with his mind. I’ll miss seeing him at the Downs. Take care my friend. Heaven gained another angel.

Scot Smith
7 years ago

Mark was one of my very best friends throughout elementary and high school. Along with Dean Decoy and Jeff Anderson we shared a very special friendship. He would give you anything he had that you needed, that’s just who Mark was. I visited with Mark this past summer while in the Ohio Valley and sure glad I did. As always Mark was upbeat, positive and funny. He was my good friend and I loved him. You will be greatly missed my friend but the memories of our times together will always be close to my heart. I cannot believe you’re gone, you are not forgotten.

Julie Curran
7 years ago

mark was a cousin of my husband Jim Curran,heloved st.john and Notre Dame,rest in peace Mark.

Kate Ross
7 years ago

Rest in peace, Mark. Heaven has gained a really good guy.

Jeff Lowe
7 years ago

Mark was a great man always there to help others especially his st. John’s family the Irish lost a great supporter and friend hopefully Mark is at peace and with the Lord and we’ll look down over us

Mike Anthony, Dublin, Ohio
7 years ago

One of the true good guys. You will be missed and I sure hope you realized that. Rest in Peace friend. Go Irish and Go Dolphins! Mike Anthony SJC ’81

Susan Foster Apicella
7 years ago

Mark lived in the little house behind my mom and dad, Kathleen and Bob Foster. He was always at our family gatherings and my mom took meals up to him almost everyday. He was a gentle, happy guy who always had a smile on his face. R.I.P. Mark.

Sherrie Dunlevy
7 years ago

Mark was a kind man with a kind and gentle spirit. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly word for everyone he met. I have many memories of him spelling out IRISH at pep rallies and cheering on his team throughout the years. May he enjoy the glory of heaven!