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Mark Steven Presnar, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, while fishing one of his favorite spots on the Bitterroot River near Lolo, Montana.
Mark was born May 1, 1952, in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Business in 1974. He moved to Bryan, Ohio in his early 30s to start a family and lived there for the remainder of his life.
He could be found wherever cold, clear water allowed trout to flourish. He was an avid fly fisherman, tennis player, Pittsburgh Steelers fan, dancer and environmentalist.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Bryan. He cherished spending time with family. He was a friend to everyone, especially strangers.
His son described him as a beautiful soul that always had a smile of his face. If you had the pleasure to witness him on a trout stream, you could see what true happiness looked like. Trout from Michigan to Montana can rest easy now that one of the greatest has passed.
He is survived by his daughter, Christiana (David) Kalavsky; son, Andrew (Ashley) Presnar; grandchildren, Jack and Annabelle Kalavsky; mother, Eleanor Presnar; brother, John (Marsha) Presnar; sisters, Christine Milley and Rosemary Presnar; and many other loving family members.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, John Presnar.
A funeral mass will be held at Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, Pa., on Friday, Sept. 29. The family will be receiving friends and family at 10 a.m., funeral Mass at 11 a.m., lunch to follow.
Published on September 23, 2017
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