Angeline K. Mark, 98, of Coatesville, PA, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Angeline is preceded in death by her late husband Charles Mark, parents Guy and Providenza Perrella, and son-in-law Herbert Swarm.
She is survived by her 3 children; Marie Dague (Richard), Dolores Swarm, David Mark, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and brother Anthony Perrella.
A Memorial Service for Angeline will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 11am, at the Central Presbyterian Church, 100 W Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown, PA.
Truly a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She recently celebrated her 98th birthday at her favorite restaurant (King Buffet), and while everyone hoped she would make it to 100, the Good Lord had other plans for her. She started out life from very humble beginnings. Her Italian immigrant parents raised her and her 8 other siblings in Coatesville, PA, which she called home her entire life.
With the passing of her mother at an early age, Angeline was forced to quit high school at 14 and got a job at Mark’s Laundry in Coatesville. Her starting wage was 15 cents an hour ironing handkerchiefs. Over the course of time, Charles Mark, the owner, a Chinese immigrant, proposed and they were married in the early 40s. Working hand-in-hand, together they raised 3 children, operated a successful laundry business, as well as an apartment building with garage rentals. Even after her husband’s passing in 1982, she still operated the laundry for many years later. Not bad for someone who never received her high school diploma! More so than her keen business sense, Angie, as she was known to her friends, will always be remembered for the type of person she was. That person was one who always put her family first, above all else. She had a generous nature, always willing to help others in any way she could. Very loving with her time as well, she was a hands-on grandmother and great grandmother. Whether it was rocking her grandkids, reading them stories, putting puzzles together, pushing them on the swings, she was there and doing it. She would be there for every birthday, christening, confirmation, chorus/band concert, dance recital, etc.
Angie was independent, loved getting out and enjoyed walking. At age 90, she was still riding the local bus, would head to the Giant food store in Thorndale and pick up her groceries. She also loved searching for bargains, often hitting the consignment shops or Goodwill stores for their 50% off sales. She would always manage to find something she thought she needed, or purchased it to give away to family.
We were truly blessed with having her all these years, and even though she won’t be here in person, her spirit will live on in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s lives for years to come. Hers was a life well lived, well-loved and one with purpose. You may be gone for now dear “Mommom Mark” but you will live forever in our memories and in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU and you are wished a peaceful sleep.
Central Presbyterian Church
100 Uwchlan Avenue, Downingtown PA 19335