Mark A. Older, 59-years-old, was called to God on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 after his lifelong valiant fight with heart disease. His strong will to live, unwavering love of family and friends, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and especially his wife, Cindy carried him through years of this disease. Yet even throughout his own struggle, he rarely discussed it, always having a willing and helping hand for anyone who needed advice, his skills in the garage or a laugh.
Mark was born on March 13, 1956 in Ballston Spa, NY to Francis and Edith Boice Older and is one of 12 loving siblings - John, James, Dale, Darrell, Gary, Francis Jr., Linda, Sharon, Jeffrey, Daniel, and Christine.
Throughout Mark's life he maintained a dependable and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by his witness of constant nurturing love and faith. His signature gift of joy, shown through his smile was none more distinguishable than when he spoke of his wife, children and grandchildren.
After graduating from Ballston Spa High School, he had already met the love of his life, Cindy. The couple was married July 5, 1975 at Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa. Mark spent his career as an accomplished ASE Certified Master mechanic.
Married for 40 years this past July, Mark and Cindy raised their 3 children, Mark Jr. (Sonia), Elizabeth (Ryan), and Sara (Brian). He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Austin, Christopher, Natalie, Alanis and Samantha.
Mark, a man of perseverance and dedication lived life to the fullest until the end. His surviving family members are numerous and include many close friends and of course his two precious cats Stella and Smoke
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 30 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 7pm.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mark may be made to the American Heart Association.