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“Mark will always be in are thoughts and never forgotten. Hey MARK we miss you. ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenneth Wagner - Saratoga Springs, NY

“His family remains in our thoughts. ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Sally B Daggett - Huntersville, NC

“I am saddened to read of Mark's passing in the recent issue of Adirondack Peeks magazine. He was kind and a really great guy to be around. I was...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Heidi TeRiele Karkoski - NY

“Such a shock to hear of your passing my friend. The times and laughs we shared on the trails and atop the peaks are all the more special now. I will...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron Lester - hiking friend

“My condolences to Jane and the Family of Mark's Passing. I was shocked to hear the news today... I have a few photos of when we did Seymour together,...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Marta Bolton Quilliam - NY

“It was sad news, hearing of Mark's passing. I had the privilege of working with Mark for many years at DSS/OTDA, where he always conducted himself...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Ryan - West Sand Lake

“I had many contacts with Mark at work. He was always friendly, always had a smile. He never had a bad word for anyone. I am saddened by his passing. ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Saul Berkowitz - Niskayuna, NY

“Dear Jane and Family I'm so sorry to learn of Mark's death. My thoughts are with you and your family. Love Beulah ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Beu;ah Rugh - Saratoga Springs, NY

“Mark will always have a special place in my heart and be remembered for his sweet nature, kind heart, sense of civic duty, and wicked sense of humor....Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Helen Shahda Articolo - NY

“I am very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My next door neighbor growing up in Schenectady in the 50's Alan Moxey moved to Guilderland and became...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Provost - Lake George, NY

“We will always love & remember Mark~~our wonderful memories ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Sally Petraglia - Delmar, NY

“I adored his greeting to me. Awwwww, I just know Mark is a big uumph out of my life. "SAL" Love Mark always. ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Sally Petraglia - Delmar, NY

“I am so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. I will always remember his smile, his sense of humor and the quiet, gentle spirit that emanated from him...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Darlene Dolan - Latham, NY

“I was shocked to hear of Mark's recent passing.He had played with our Thursday golf group for the last couple years , and I always enjoyed the...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Heekin - ballston lake, NY

“Jane, Chris, Jenna and Grant - I am very saddened to learn of Mark's passing. Please accept my family's condolences. I know that words can do...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Jay Deitchman - Maryland, NY

“Jane, Chris, Jenna, Grant ~ There are no words only sadness. Sharing in your grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Mark. ...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat McGuire - Cohoes, NY

“Mark was a kind and gentle man. It was my pleasure knowing him and working with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Ottaviano - OBX, NC

“Jane, Jenna and Chris- I was very sorry to learn of Mark's passing. Please accept my condolences. I attended SUNY Brockport with Mark and was his...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Levis - friend

“Jane, Chris and Jenna, My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a pleasure meeting Mark and his family, working with him and being his friend. I...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Garry Adams - OBX, NC - Friend

“Jane - The photo that you posted of Mark is perfect. That's exactly how i remember him. Always smiling. Always joking around. I'll miss his...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Jon Lemelin - friend / neighbor

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Mark's passing. We were classmates at GCHS and I always enjoyed seeing Mark through out the years when we would...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Lois Heflich Suresky - NY

“We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. As Mary's soccer coach, he instilled a love of the game and more importantly, coached with integrity and...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Margaret and Mark Corey - NY

“My sincerest condolences to the Havis family. I have many found memories of Mark as a co-worker at the Department of Social Services and also as a...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: John Monteiro - Loudonville, NY

“50 years of close friendship. The times we had together were priceless. Your genuine kindness and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Rest in...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Ira and Mary Ellen - Longmeadow

“I am privileged to have been both a co-worker and friend of Mark. Mark had a unique personality that made you feel that you were a friend of his...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob Mastro - Guilderland, NY

“Jane, My prayers go out to you and your family. I worked with Mark at DSS and after our retirements we kept in touch by playing a round of golf every...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Zack Zambri - Clifton Park, NY

“Grant - I am sooo sorry for your loss. Prior to working with you at OTDA I worked with Mark. The pic in his obit is exactly how I remember him -...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn Abbey - Mechanicville, NY

“Oh Jane. I am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Unfortunately, I know what you're going through. Please feel free to get in touch...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathleen Stacey - NY - friend

“Im very sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe Senich - Troy, NY

“Jane I am so sorry. I pray you and your family will find strength in eachother to get you through this terrible time. ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: kim brady - Troy, NY

“Dear Jane, Jenna, and Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. Please know my thoughts are with you during these difficult times. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Camille Robbins - Albany, NY

“Jane and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult and trying days, as you...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Kelly Hermann

“As a former long time soccer coach, there are only a small number of players that always stick in your memory forever and even fewer number that you...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Snyder and Anne Snyder - NY

“Jane and Family,As was everyone, we were shocked and saddened by Mark's death. I am so thankful that we were able to spend time with you both in FL...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Battison - Albany, NY

“Jane, Jenna and Christopher- I was so sorry and sad to hear about Mark's passing. Thinking of all of you. ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Sawyer - Stephentown, NY

“Dear Grant and family members - I was shocked and saddened to hear about Mark's death. I worked with Mark during all my 31 years at DSS/OTDA . He...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Meister Bartkowski - Albany, NY

“I'm so sorry for you loss. We will miss Mark at the pool. We are all so devastated. Life at the pool won't be the same without Mark. He made us all...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Gillis - Saratoga Springs, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. You are the strongest family I know and I will always be here for all of you. Rest in peace Mr...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Francesca - New York, NY - Friend

“Although we only had the pleasure of knowing Mark the last 5 yrs; we wanted to let every one know how much he will be missed. Victoria Park pool will...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenny & Mary ellen - NY - Friends

“Jane, Jenna and Chris- You are in our thoughts. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Love, Alex, Becki, Tyler, Madison and...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Ayers - Glenville, NY

“To Marks Family our sincerest condolences. ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenny & Mary Ellen Wagner - NY

“At a time like this words seen inadeuate ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Yankowski - north greenbush, NY

“Jane, Chris and Jenna: This is such sad news. I'm so very sorry. I love hearing stories and tidbits of Mark's wisdom over our sewing at Myers. Big...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Kyra Zonderman - Niskayuna, NY

“We were deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. We fondly remember when he coached Whitney as a 10 year old and his love for soccer and all his...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Keith, Bridgett and Whitney Frary - NY

“Janey My heart is breaking for you. I've spent the last couple of days remembering the crazy summers in Lake George with Mark, Mox, Tony, Barb and...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Lorraine Martin - Slingerlands, NY

“The Havis Family, My deepest condolences the passing of a good man and a very good friend that I have known over the years from going to the...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Riccitelli - Watervliet, NY

“Jane, Jenna and Chris, We are so saddened to hear of Marks passing and hope that the many happy memories you all have of him help you through this...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Carmine & Linda Costanzo - NY

“To the Havis Family: Our comforting thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future. Mark was a true GENTLEMAN, co-worker, and friend,...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Les & Sally Perlee - Niskayuna, NY

“Jane, The Victoria Pool will not be the same. Mark was a friend to many at the pool brightening our afternoons with numerous ad lib jokes and...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Jean Sharkey - Saratoga Springs, NY

“Jane, Chris and Jenna:Words are not adequate to express the sorrow we felt for you and yours, when we were informed of Mark's passing. When we lose a...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: George. Ela and Daria Robbins - NY

“Jane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great friend and I have many fond memories of playing golf with him and friends. He will...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Brian Hanrahan - Red Hook, NY

“Jane, Chris and Jenna:Words are not adequate to express the sorrow we felt for you and yours, when we were informed of Mark's passing. When we lose...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: George and Ela Robbins - Troy, NY

“I will miss Mark. He was a great golfer and was always willing to help others. I will pray for him and his family ”
53 of 100+ | Posted by: john keeith - albany, NY - friend

“Jane, Christopher & Jenna: Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. I worked with Mark @DSS quite a few years ago. He was...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Gordon - Albany, NY

“Jane, Chris and Jenna, Words cannot describe the sorrow you must feel with Mark's passing. We all are numb and feel a tremendous void now that Mark...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike, Tina, Joe, Michele and Brian Crook - NY

“Dear Jane, Jenna and Chris, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Jill, Joe and Joey ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: The Salvo Family - Schenectady, NY

“To Grant and to Mark's entire family, please accept my condolences. I hope that you will be comforted by the knowledge that Mark made the world a...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick McElroy - Smithtown, NY

“Jane,Chris and Jenna, Words cannot express our sadness in hearing the tragic news . We will always remember Marks gentle manner and kindness. Please...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: The Knowlton Family - Hudson, OH

“Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: JoAnne Wilson

“Jane and Family I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mark and extend my sincere condolences. Mark was a dear friend and colleague for many years and...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Coseo - Fort Pierce, FL

“Jane and Family, My sincere condolences to you all. May the memories of your good times together help you get through the difficult days ahead. My...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne Dunn - Halfmoon, NY

“Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy, Beverly ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Beverly Plowucha - Delmary, NY

“Jane, Jenna and Chris, So shocked to hear about Mark. Remembering the good times at the Keiter's on 4th of July. Will truly miss him. Our...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry and Linda Bourcier - MA

“Jane My heart broke when I heard this. Sending prayers to you and the kids as you get through the days and weeks ahead. My deepest condolences ...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Arlene Spencer - Johsntown, NY

“Condolences to the Havis family. Words cannot express the sadness felt at learning of Mark's passing. He was a very kind and gentle man and always...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike Demars - Albany, NY

“I worked with Mark for many years at DSS and always found him to be helpful, and full of good humor. It was a pleasure to work on projects with him....Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Ravida - Albany, NY

“Dear Jane, Jenna and ChristopherI am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.Love, Enza Bove ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Enza Bove - Troy, NY

“Dear Havis Family, You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. I wish you all strength and courage and know that you have all your friends and...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Alisia Engle - Niskayuna, NY

“Havis Family, I was very upset to hear of Marks passing. I always looked forward to my meetings with him. Although, I only knew him for a few...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Ryan Hungershafer - Clifton Park, NY

“Dear Jane, Jenna and Chris, Our hearts are breaking for you during this difficult time. May God give you all strength and comfort during the days...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Kerry & Karen Geffert - CT

“Jane, Grant, and families we cannot express how saddened we were to hear of Mark's passing. At work, playing sports, or relaxing with wine and cards...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Travis, Susan, Travis Family - NY

“Jane, Jenna and Chris, So so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. He was such a nice man and always had a huge smile. I know he loved his family and...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Donnarae Norling - Niskayuna, NY

“To the entire Havis Family: It was so hard to find out about the passing of Mark. A great dad, husband, friend, coach, athlete. He had a fondness...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Ben Smith - Princetown, NY

“Dear Jane and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Janet Pertierra - RPI ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Pertierra - Troy, NY

“To the Havis family, My condolences to you at this sad time. I remember Mark as a good guy when we attended Brockport State together. RIP...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Nick Parisi - ALBANY, NY - friend

“Worked with Mark for many years a gifted public servant and a friend . My regrets to his family. ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: tom donovan - delmr, NY

“Dear Jane, Chris and Jenna,Please accept our condolences and prayers from the Bisaillon family. ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Joel Bisaillon - Niskayuna

“Dear Jane, Chris & Jenna: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are deeply saddened for your loss.Margaret, Bob, Marianna,...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob & Margaret Dayre - Glen Head, NY

“Chris, Jenna and Mrs. Havis- So sorry for your loss. Ever since I first met Chris when we were in under 7yo soccer together I have always felt so...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve Sommer - Atlanta, GA

“Jane & Family, I am so terribly sorry to hear about Mark's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Anita ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Anita DeCianni-Brown - NY

“From sitting on the sidelines at soccer games to working with him at OTDA, Mark was always a great man. You will be missed. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Jonathan McKinney - Niskayuna, NY

“From the family at Myers and Northeast ,our sincere condolences. Our hearts are breaking for each one of you. Much love , D. (MIss Myers ) ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Darlene Myers/Myers Studio/Northeast Ballet Co. - NY

“I've known Mark for many years, starting in the Niskayuna Soccer Club and then with the Alleycats Soccer Club. He was a great man and always a...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Tammy Kishbaugh - Niskayuna, NY

“Mark was a good friend and a wonderful man. We worked together on a volunteer literacy program and he took great pride in helping the children. I...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: susie sommer - schenectady, NY

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynn Chrys & Family - Niskayuna, NY

“Thinking of Jane and Jenna and all we have shared together over the years. We are here for you in this sad time.All my loveAlice ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: alice manzi - saratoga, NY

“Dear Grant....just can't imagine how you must feel, I am so sorry for your loss. Please extend my sympathies to your sister-in-law, niece and nephew....Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy and family - Galway, NY

“Dear Jane and family, Bob and I are very sorry to hear of Marks passing. I worked for Mark in DSS, he was a wonderful person. Mark had a special...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert and Mary Ann Seaman - FL

“Thoughts and prayers for Jane and family <3 ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Jacqueline Bond - Clifton Park, NY

“I can't tell you, Jane, how incredibly sad it is to have heard of Mark's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Tarantelli - Fort Myers, FL

“Very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Our paths parted after high school. However I will never forget the memories and friendships we had playing...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: david armstrong - Salida, CO

“Jane, Jenna & Family, Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family during this difficult time. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Julio, Frances, Leila, Jasmine & Marcos Viera - NY

“My condolences go out to Jane and her family over this loss. I worked with Mark on many GCHS Class of 1968 reunions. He was always full of fun and...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: David Stankavich - Niskayuna, NY

“Dear Jane, Jenna and Chris, our hearts are broken to hear of Mark's passing. So many wonderful memories of time spent with him. He was such a truly...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Barb shields - Latham, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We worked together at OTDA. I remember hm as a great guy, friendly, always willing to help or lend an ear. ...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Gilda Hernandez - Clifton Park, NY

“So sorry. We spent great times together. I will miss him. Sad ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Sommer - Friend

“Jane--I am deeply saddened at the passing of Mark. I'll always remember him wearing his broad smile and twinkle in his eye. My prayers and thoughts...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Sally Barnard Daggett - NC

“Dear Jane, Chris and Jenna -My deepest sympathy for your loss - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon McGrath - Loudonville, NY

“Jane, Jenna and Chris...... I was so very sorry to hear your sad news. I recall Mark as a very proud husband and Dad! I know the three of you have...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Jackie Lape - Canajoharie, NY

“Jane, Jenna and Chris...... Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at such a difficult time! ❤...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Phyllis E. Goldstein-Haskins


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Mark S. Havis, 64, died unexpectedly, Sunday July 27, 2014 in Clifton Park. Born in Schenectady, Mark was the son of the late Stanley and Elizabeth (Matarazzo) Havis. A 1968 graduate of Guilderland High School, Mark received his bachelor's degree in History and Sociology from S.U.N.Y. Brockport in 1972. A 30 year employee in the Human Resources Department for the New York State Department of Social Services, Mark retired in 2005. A sponsor with the Scholar program in the Schenectady School District, Mark worked with the ROAR program at Elmer Elementary School, was a member of the Adirondack 46ers High Peaks Club, he was a former Soccer coach with the Allycats and Niskayuna Soccer Club and was an avid Syracuse fan. He enjoyed spending time in Saratoga at the Victoria Pool and also a round of golf with his friends. Mark is survived by his wife of 31 years Jane E. (Dunbar) Havis ,who he married September 18, 1982, his children Christopher M. Havis and Jenna L Havis, both of Manhattan and his brother Grant Havis of Mechanicville. A visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 31st from 4 to 7 pm at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. A memorial service will be held Friday morning August 1st at 10am at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Donations in Mark's name can be made to Captial Region Sponsor Scholar, Inc; 3 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Rexford Auxiliary; PO Box 87, Rexford, NY 12148.