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In Memory

Mark Schmerling

Mark Schmerling



Age 71. Passed away July 4, 2015. Devoted husband of Jayne Schmerling. Loving father of Michael and Jeff (Nayantara Mehta) Schmerling. Dear brother of Hope Weissman. Son-in-law of Leah Walvisch. Brother-in-law of Steven (Carol) Walvisch. Preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Shirley (nee Dorfman) Schmerling. Also survived by his niece, Laurie Walvisch, and many other loving cousins and friends.

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07/08/15 09:59 PM #1    

Jack Siebert

I am saddened by the death of another classmate.  Mark and I were in Hebrew classes together oh so many years ago and I only wish that we had stayed in contact more over the years.  I was able to chat with him a bit at the 50th reunion and we talked about getting together on one of my trips to the Midwest, but sadly that never happened.  I send my sympathies to Mark's family and his friends - may he rest in peace.

07/09/15 07:25 AM #2    

Thomas Geary

I'm sorry to hear that another one of my old friends is gone.  Mark was one of the good guys, and I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to spend some time getting reacquainted with him at our fiftieth.  My deep sympathies to his family and loved ones.

07/09/15 08:40 AM #3    

Charles Limpert

I grew up with Mark and we were friends for a long time. A wonderful friend and great individual. My sympathy to his family. 


07/09/15 03:31 PM #4    

Bernard Covelli

Sorry to hear of Mark'passing

07/09/15 06:27 PM #5    

Jean Munger (Ainsworth)

I am sorry to hear about our fellow classmate, Mark, and I want to send condolences to his family. Mark was a neighbor as well as a student in our classes from elementary up through high school. We all remember him as smart, enjoyable to be with, and a contributing classmate.

07/09/15 08:35 PM #6    

David Schneider

I remember Mark as a good natured person.  Always friendly.  May we follow his example.  My sympathy to his family, in love, at this time.  A friend - Dave Schneider

07/10/15 01:59 PM #7    

Priscilla (Peppy) Crow (O'Neill)

I didn't get to know Mark until later in our high school career, but when I did I found a warm, bright friend with a an easy smile and a bright outlook on life.  He will be much missed.  My deepest condolences to his family.

07/11/15 08:11 AM #8    

Cecil O'Neal

I am so sad to hear of Mark's death.  We became friends in 5th grade, the year Southport Elementry opened.  There were four or five of us who played together nearly every day after school; Mark, Stoddard (Skip) Lane, Peter Kaiser, Chuck Limpert.  I am probably leaving someone out, sorry.  I was sort of from "the other side of the tracks" and I particularly remember the kindness Mark's parents showed me.  We reconnected a bit at the 50th and exchanged a few emails since then.  My sincerest condolences to Mark's family and friends.




07/13/15 06:51 PM #9    

Suzette Arnoldini (Englund)

Reading the messages and comments on our class web site about Mark, make me gratefulthat we have the opportunity to attend class reunions to catch up with old friends, and to remember how much their friendship and involvement in our youth, is responsible for making us the kind of person we are today, really. Mark was a good influence.  I knew Mark from Lincoln Junor High.  He was such a nice person.  Never boastful or unknd, just good and sweet and nice.  I recall a party in the basement of his house.  When I pass his old home, which is on my Kenosha walking trail, I always think of him.  Mark attended our class reunions with his lovely wife, and he always seemed to be so happy to be there. He made an effort to bring some happness to everyone he talked with, and he and his wife also enjoyed the golf outing.  He will sure be missed by his friends and classmates at our next reunion, and I know missed by his wife, family and loved ones.           

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