On Wednesday, July 29, 1970, the Earth Mother Gaia inhaled deeply, bringing Mark George Konchar forth from the Universe and into the loving hearts of parents Cathie Marie (Raveaux) Shultz and M. Konchar.
He was a golden light, shy but full of curiosity and promise, who struggled to find his place in the material world, meaning in the chaos, and comfort in his surroundings. Mark had an intelligent mind; inexhaustible creativity; and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
His travels took him to live in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Maryland and Ohio where he tried his hand at many talents: bus boy /dishwasher, construction, roofing, press mechanic, automotive technician, marine maintenance mechanic, aeronautical maintenance technician, grocery stockman, heavy equipment operation, and even a little farming.
Mark thrilled to ride motocross and go mudding, dreamed of flying, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and screening independent films. He loved listening to music, tinkering with guitars, writing letters, lists and poetry.
Mark held a unique view of the workings of the world, and was impatient for the rest of us to embrace his vision. He had more good friends than he realized, was compassionate, and always ready to help someone in need.
On March 17, 2014, Gaia slowly exhaled, returning Mark to the Universe, where he is free to explore the greatest of mysteries and engage in endless debates. He was loved and is sadly missed by his extended family and friends.
Private services will be handled by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter.
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