Mark Edward Dymond of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully in Geisinger Community Medical Center on Thursday, May 27th, with his family by his side.
He was predeceased by his loving parents, the late Dr. Harold and Mrs. Leslie Dymond.
Mark is survived by his beloved family, whom he deeply cherished: his sister, Deborah Dymond Markman and brother-in-law, David Markman, his niece Lilly Markman [Derek Krissinger], his great nieces and nephews, Caleb, Sophia, Vera, and Aiden, his aunt Annette Schwartz, and his cousin Alissa Schwartz.
He graduated from E.L. Meyers High School, and then from Kings College, as a Dean’s List student, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics.
Mark was an especially caring, kind individual with a heart of gold. He was an excellent listener, and empathy was a beautiful quality that came so naturally for him. He was funny, with a terrific sense of humor. And to top it all off, Mark’s gorgeous smile lit up a room and warmed your heart!
While he was very gifted with numbers, Mark also was a “people-person,” whose primary desire was to help others—in whatever way he could--to succeed and feel good about themselves.
Mark spent some time working as a substitute teacher, which he enjoyed. What provided him with immense professional and personal satisfaction, was being a Math tutor –whether he was helping a 12th grade high school student to improve their Math skills, so that they could graduate, or helping an individual who was studying for their real estate license to improve their Math skills—in order to pass that part of the licensure exam.
Mark was employed as a Host/Cashier for the Stauffer Restaurant chain for several years, which he also enjoyed.
He was a telephone customer-service representative for many years for the Sears Corporation, and was quite effective in that position.
No matter what profession he was engaged in, Mark was dedicated, took pride in his work, and gave 100% to the task at hand.
Mark had a pitch-perfect singing voice. In fact, when he sang the Barry Manilow tune, “I Can’t Smile Without You,” at his beloved father’s funeral in 2003, it appeared that there was barely a “dry eye” in the funeral chapel.
Mark took much pleasure in participating in karaoke. He appreciated all kinds of music, and taught himself to play piano by ear. He also wrote his own music—both the lyrics and melody.
He had a keen sense of rhythm, amazing energy, and was a fantastic dancer!
Mark’s bright light will be missed by so many, who were fortunate enough to know and love him, and be loved by him.
He loved the family dogs, Rusty and Schnoodle. If you wish to make a donation in honor of Mark’s memory, his family would appreciate your consideration of the Luzerne County SPCA.
Funeral services were held on June 2nd, 2021. Arrangements by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc.