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Larry Mark

February 4, 1960 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 61)


Larry Mark, 61, had a vast curiosity and zest for life.  A resident and lover of New York City and long-time New York Times employee, Larry passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 after a brief bout with cancer.  Larry was born and raised in Scranton, and the son of adoring and proud parents Fay and Irving Mark.  A graduate of Scranton Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania, Larry received his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. 

With an insatiable curiosity, Larry loved meeting new people, exploring new places, and learning new, frequently obscure, things.  With an innate ability to connect with others and converse about any and all topics, Larry never met a stranger, turning chance encounters into life-long friendships.  His uniquely “only could happen to Larry” stories, comedic sensibilities, and encyclopedic knowledge were both engaging and endearing, but his true gift was his deep, loyal, unwavering, giving, trustworthy, “always there”, personal friendship that he gave to those he called friends (and, all were friends in Larry’s eyes.)   

Endemic to Larry’s nature was performing significant acts of kindness, at each turn, and never letting anyone know.  A mentor extraordinaire, Larry loved helping others.  Kind, compassionate, giving, generous, calming, purveyor of wisdom, bright, witty, fun, and humble, Larry touched people in significant ways, having a life-long impact on those he met. 

Among his many passions were his creations outside of work, including,,, the SchmoozeDance Jewish Film Fest in Park City, Utah, and as working as a contributing editor to Jewlicious and Jewcy. 

A loving son, extraordinary and treasured brother, incredible friend, and amazing uncle, Larry is survived by Dr. Michael and Donna Mark of West Hartford, Conn.; Lisa and Helaine Mark of Marietta, Ga.; his adoring nieces and nephews: Jordan, Shirah, Hannah, Jacob, Aaron, and Samuel Mark; numerous cousins from around the globe, and countless friends. 

A kind soul, Larry (“Lar”) was truly one of a kind.   He will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. in the West Pittston Jewish Cemetery. Local Shiva will be observed on Sunday at the family residence.

All those attending the service and shiva are asked to wear a mask.

Donations may be made to the philanthropy of your choice.


Graveside Service
October 17, 2021

9:30 AM
West Pittston Jewish Cemetery

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