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Obituary for Mark J. Franek

Mark Franek, 65 years old, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, Fredon, NJ, after a short illness. His brother, Mike and sister-in-law, Debbie, were at his bedside.

Mark was born in Newton, NJ to the late Stephen and Florence “Tootie” Franek on February 9, 1958. He was raised in Andover Boro and lived in Franklin, NJ, at the time of his death.

Mark’s life consisted of many jobs, making him a man of many talents. His hobbies included owning and driving sport cars, boating, and he had a true love of flying. He obtained his pilot’s license at an early age.

Mark married later in life to his wife, Judy. They enjoyed traveling, ocean cruises, and air shows, as well as clown conventions, as they were members of Clowns of America International.

Predeceased by his wife, Judy, his parents, Stephen and Florence Franek, and a sister, Stephanie Pezzato, Mark is survived by his sister, Christine Eckman; 2 brothers; Stephen Franek, and Mike Franek and his wife Debbie. Loving uncle of Christopher Franek and Sharon Hodle.

As per Mark’s wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral services. Mark and Judy’s cremains will be scattered at sea at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton NJ 07860.