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Monday, April 25, 2022
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Mark Newton, 71, of Noblesville, IN was born September 2, 1950 in Louisville, KY. Unbeknownst to him, the love of his life (and future wife) was born just a few hours later, and they shared space in the same nursery. It took some time for the plot of this love story to develop, but Mark and Pam (Bauer) were married in 1969 and basically inseparable since. Together, they raised a family in Louisville before moving to the Indianapolis area in 2005. Their 50th Anniversary in 2019 was a celebration of mutual love, life well-lived, family and friends.
Mark had a passion for details and was hard-working. He started a family at a young age and worked at night while going to school and supporting his growing family. His hard work paid off with Bachelor (1982) and Master (1992) degrees from the University of Louisville. He spent most of his career in the automotive industry, including 31 years at Ford Motor Company in Louisville before positions with Yazaki North America and Siemens (retiring in 2017). Mark was a 28 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1996. He was proud of his time in the Coast Guard and the people he met while serving. Mark was a patriot and loved this country and the freedoms/opportunities it stands for. Semper Paratus!
Not one to sit still, Mark ALWAYS had a project… more times than not, he was doing something in a workshop with wood OR building/fixing something. Pam was ALWAYS at his side as a willing participant and capable assistant (even with her own tool belt!). When he wasn’t working, doing a project, or traveling to see family, he loved being on the pristine waters of beautiful Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky. Truly God’s Country. Mark was known to have a quick wit, charm, and lively (perhaps sometimes mildly inappropriate) sense of humor - all of which were enhanced by an evening bourbon cocktail.
Mark was preceded in death by his father (Joseph), his mother (Mabel), and his sister (Lynn). He is survived by his wife and companion of nearly 53 years, Pam, his 3 children, Chris (Stephanie), Geoffrey (Holly) and Jennifer, and 5 grandchildren, Emma, Charlie, Andrew, Thomas, and Ethan. He is also survived by his sister, Ann (Tom), his brother, Wes (Lori), and his Favorite Aunt Barbara, Favorite Aunt Ann, and Favorite Aunt Thelma, sister-in-law, Jan, brother-in-law, Michael (Dee), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mark passed peacefully on April 13, 2022 after a lengthy and progressive battle with Dementia. He spent the last 9 months in the Grand Brook Memory Care facility in Noblesville, IN and the family thanks the staff for their care and compassion. They also express deep gratitude to Heartland Hospice for their support and guidance.
Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st Street in Noblesville. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tunnel to Towers (T2T), Heartland Hospice, Catholic Charities, U.S. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, or any charity of your liking.