Mark Joseph Abate
October 13, 1959 – June 20, 2017
YOUNGSVILLE – Mark Joseph Abate, 57, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday at home with his family surrounding him. He was born in Washington County, PA, to the late Joseph & Irene Filipponi Abate. Mark was a Christian, husband and father with these being the most important parts of his life and what made him who he was He graduated from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, PA, where he met and married his wife of 30 years. Mark was smart, funny, and had a determined will. He always believed in hard work. He was a master stone & brick mason who was truly creative and artistic.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Rebecca “Becky” Borland Abate, children, Giuliana, Marcella, & Domenic Abate, all of the home, sister, Karen Anderson (Richard) of Burgettstown, PA, father& mother-in-law Reverend Bob & Margie Borland.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund.
Memorial service 4 pm, Friday, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wendell, NC with visitation from 2-4 pm, prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com