Mark Klingensmith Obituary, Death – At Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Mark J. Klingensmith Sr., 64, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2022. Mark was born on November 25, 1958, in Greensburg, the son of the late Albert J. and Margaret R. “Sally” (Deibler) Klingensmith. At the Westinghouse Air Brake in 1983, Mark received his journeyman electrician qualification after doing some part-time work at Shuster’s Building Components in Rillton. Soon after, he started working for General Motors Pittsburgh (Fisher Body) as an apprentice electrician, a position he held for 25 years. Mark commuted everyday from his family’s home in Irwin to the GM facility in Lordstown, Ohio, when that plant shut down, until he retired nine years later. Mark has been employed by Astley Precision since 2018.
Mark was the president of the Consistory at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Larimer, Pennsylvania. Mark would attend St. John’s early on Sunday mornings before driving to Calvary Church in Irwin to join his wife and family in worship. He enjoyed playing golf with the North Irwin Golf League and bowling in the Cleveland/Price Bowling League throughout the week. Terri Ann Johnson Klingensmith, his devoted wife of 35 years, their six children, Mark J. Jr. (Heather), Emily Ann, Sarah Elizabeth Davis (Ronnie), Hannah Christine, Rachel Nicole, and Jacob Alexander Carl, as well as their stepgrandchildren Nicholas and Mackenzie Kurincak and their grandchildren Lennon James Klingensmith and Alyssa Ann Davis, survive Mark. Mark is also survived by his adored mother-in-law Bonnie Johnson, as well as his sisters Nancy McKinnon (Ed) of Latrobe and Susan Bishop (Ron) of Richmond, Virginia. Father-in-law Carl “Frosty” Johnson and sister-in-law Karen Pirl predeceased Mark. Geraldine “Gerry” (the late John) Gaebel, Susan Casper, Bob Pirl, John Johnson (Carol), Cindy Olesky (Kenny), and Carl Johnson (Annie), as well as several nephews and nieces, are other cherished living family members.
Mark was one of the most generous people his family and friends had ever met. He loved his family more than everything, worked hard to provide for them, and enjoyed spending time with them. Mark was viewed as a hero by his kids. He had a kind word and a laugh for everyone and always saw the glass as half full, not half empty. Mark was a unique Christian who always placed others before himself and loved the Lord. Mark donated his organs after his death, continuing his charitable deeds from before. Family and friends are invited to visit with the deceased on Wednesday, December 21 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main St., Irwin.
On December 22, at 11 a.m., the funeral ceremony for Mark will start at the funeral home under the leadership of Rev. Susan Hans and Pastor Nick Poole. The following will be a burial at Long Run Cemetery in North Huntingdon. You can make memorial contributions in Mark’s honor to the American Heart Association online at www.heart.org or by mail at 444 Liberty Avenue #1300, Pittsburg, PA 15222.