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Whitesell , Mark W. 55

Washington Township

Mark W. Whitesell, 55, of Washington Township, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at his home. He was born July 23, 1955, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Strong) Whitesell and he lived in Washington Township all of his life. Mark was employed as a health physics technician for Rad-Tech in Denton, Texas, before retiring in 1996. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Apollo and was a 1973 graduate of Kiski Area High School. Mark enjoyed golf, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his son, Corey (Allison) Whitesell, of Washington Township; daughter, Cody G.L. Whitesell, of Uniontown; granddaughters, Marissa Matarrese, of Leechburg, and Maryn Whitesell, of Washington Township; grandson, Nicolas Whitesell, of Washington Township; and brother, Michael M. Whitesell, of Washington Township. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, PA 15613, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Terri Swails officiating. Burial private. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, River Ralk Corporate Center, Suite 441, 333 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or Four Footed Friends, 228 Back Road, Indiana, PA 15701. To send an online condolence to the familiy, please visit


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