Mark A. Loren Obituary – Akron Beacon Journal

Mark A. Loren, 59, of Goodyear Heights, was laid to rest July 27, 2022 after battling a plethora of chronic illnesses in the last 15 years of his life.

He was born on June 18, 1963 to Carol and Eugene Loren. Mark was an eclectic individual whose career spanned many different professions, from general contractor, ironworker and kiln development to shrimp boat captain and carnival tripper. Mark was an American and European history buff who enjoyed traveling to historic sites in the United States and Europe as a young adult. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hiking, exploring caves, fishing and visiting the beach. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the History Channel, listening to music, and collecting antiques ranging from petrified wood and fossils to historical firearms, tools, and jewelry. Most of all, he loved collecting beautiful keepsakes with the people he loved that he displayed on his bedroom wall for all to see.

In addition to his father, Mark is predeceased by his son, Dennis Craft.

Mark is survived by his mother, Carol Loren; children, Roy (Jennifer) Craft, Lesley Loren, Courtney Loren, Mark Loren II; grandchildren, Jazmyne, Rosalyn, Simone, Leysia, Gianna, Lukas, Henry, Sebastian, Dennissa, Aurora; brother, Donald (Sharon) Loren; niece Jennifer and nephew Jeffrey.

A memorial service will be held for Mark on Thursday, August 4, 2022 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Goodyear Heights Metro Park Lodge at 2077 Newton St, Akron, OH 44305. Casual dress permitted.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the nonprofit Ohio Fish Rescue or the Akron Museum of Art.

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Posted July 29, 2022

Posted in Akron Beacon Journal

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Memorial service

Goodyear Heights Metro Park Lodge 2077 Newton St, Akron, OH 44305

August 04, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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