Mark Allan Knisely
Mark Allan Knisely, 53, of Universal City, TX, formerly of Carrollton, died Sunday Sept. 25, 2011, in St. Luke Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.
Born Aug. 31, 1958, in Ravenna, he was a son of Betty Simons Knisely of Carrollton and the late Dr. Bill Knisely.
He was a 1976 graduate of Carrollton High School where he was a member of the cross country team and competed at the state level in 1975. After graduation, he served in the US Army for 10 years. He was a rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service and was a member of First United Methodist Church at Carrollton.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Mary Lou Estrello; a brother, Douglas Knisely of Scio; an uncle, Roger Simons of Lutz, FL; two aunts, Helen (James) Hammond of Raleigh, NC, and Lois (John) Carbone of Virginia Beach, VA; and 10 cousins.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Rev. Dan Loomis, Rev. Vergil Herzberger and David Crisco officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery at Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mark's name to First United Methodist Church, Hondoras project, S. Lisbon St., Carrollton, OH, 44615,