We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc
Randall B.K. Mark (Randy), 65, of Dallas, PA and Naples, FL passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Until his last day he loved family and friends with a spirit and optimism they will never forget.
Randy was born on February 4, 1957 to Claire Kohler Mark and Quan Mark at the Woman’s Hospital in Philadelphia, though he lived most of his life in the Back Mountain. Randy graduated from Dallas Senior High School, Class of ‘75 and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Wilkes University, Class of ‘81. He served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer from 1975 to 1977 aboard the USS Raleigh, Norfolk, VA and in the Navy Reserves from 1977 to 1981. After the Navy he worked for W.R. Grace in Florida before he returned to the Wyoming Valley where he began his career in metal manufacturing.
In 1999 Randy and his wife Robin purchased Pulverman Manufacturing in Larksville, later relocating the company to Dallas. Randy created a team environment and quickly established Pulverman as a world class business. He was a visionary who could see the end of a project before it started. Randy used his larger-than-life personality to lead and motivate others to the finish line no matter the size or scope of the project.
Randy thought it was important to invest in his community. He did this by lending his time, expertise and financial support to the Dallas Library, Luzerne County Fall Fair, Dallas Rotary, Rails to Trails and the Dallas Christmas Tree Lighting to name a few.
Randy and Robin were instrumental in the renovation of the Engineering Center at Wilkes University, which was renamed the Mark Engineering Center in September 2018. Education was important to Randy. He took great pride in giving back to the University that gave him the tools to be successful. At that dedication Randy encouraged students to take action, not settle for mediocrity and “in some way create excellence every day.” Virtues which he lived by in business and in life.
Randy was a member of the Board of Trustees of Wilkes University, George M. Dallas Lodge #531, Caldwell Consistory - Bloomsburg, Irem Temple AAONMS and the Back Mountain Chamber. An avid golfer, he also belonged to Huntsville Golf Club, Olde Florida and previously Glenmaura and Pelican Bay where he had many great friendships…and 2 hole in ones.
Preceded in death by his father Quan Mark, his mother Claire and her late husbands Charles Tomasco and Wilbur Gantz, Randy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Robin Mark; his son, Matthew and fiancé Katherine Whited and granddaughters Birdie, Willow and Charlotte; son, Ryan and wife Mary Alysse and granddaughter Claire; stepson, Owen Cocolin and wife Nicole and grandsons Crue and Riley; stepdaughter, Carrie Rogers and grandsons Garrett and Everett; brother, Craig Mark and wife Barbara; sister, Ginger McCabe and husband John; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Drs. John and Devin Carey for their compassionate care and friendship during Randy’s illness.
A memorial service will be held at Shavertown United Methodist Church on Friday, July 15th, 2022. Friends and family may call from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with service to follow at 5:00 pm officiated by his brother Rev. Craig Mark.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in the name of Randy Mark to Hospice of the Sacred Heart care of 100 William Street, Dunmore, PA 18510.