Mark Pallante, 50, of Divernon, IL died at 5:00 pm Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 26, 1963 in Springfield to David and Sharon Jallas Pallante. He married Elizabeth “Beth” Homa June 7, 1986. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Lane; step-father, Chuck Lane and infant siblings.
Surviving are his wife, Beth; a daughter, Ashley (Brad) Blevins of Divernon; a son, Zach Pallante of Divernon; father, David Pallante, Springfield; sister, Angie Wallace of Springfield; a brother, Dave (companion: Sharon Goldsberry) Pallante of Springfield and several aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and his dog, George.
Mark worked in maintenance at Ball-Chatham School District. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #4179. He was a proud supporter of Glenwood Athletics and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed fishing with friends and was a dedicated family man, who enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for his family.
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fight the Fight, 103 N. Jersey St. Gillespie, IL 62033 or Kailey’s Krew, 125 Parkway Drive Chatham, IL 62629.
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God bless you Beth, it's been a long role for you, what wonderful tributes you have written, had to cry when the bird. came on the porch, look everyday, it's Mark checking on you. Len and I will be praying and thinking of the family these next few days You are a very strong person, hang in there honey, everything will be fine, God Bless You, Len and Phyllis
Beth and family was so sadden to hear of your lost. Didn't know him but heard you all speak highly of him and he look like a person who enjoyed life and having funny. Hope God will hold you all near in the next fewdays and weeks to come,from all the pictures posted memories will be forever. Praying for all and want to send my love to Missy and family and your folks. Memories will be your rock and always in your hearts. God Bless all Pat Howard Illiopolis and Tim Howard New York
Beth, Ashley and Zach, I can not express my deep sadness for your loss of Mark. I know he was a great Man and will be missed by you all forever. I pray that you will find comfort in God's love and peace in your time of sorrow. I wish I could be there with you all, but know that you all are in my prayers and tears. Just cherish the beautiful memories of Mark every day and he will be with you always. I will miss my cousin but will hold the memories of him forever with love. God bless and be with you all. He will be your Guardian Angel till you meet again. Love Irene & Family
All I can say is I'm sorry and I love you Beth, Ashley, and Zach.I'm praying for you and will never stop. Love you always and forever, Erica Sutton (Cress)
I didn't know Mark or your family, but I have been following his fight since he was diagnosed. I have a unique understanding of your situation as my husband also had AML and also went through a stem cell transplant at Barnes. I am so very sorry for your loss - you have my deepest condolences and my heart felt sympathy!
Beth, Ashley and Zach: Our hearts break with you. No words can heal your pain at this time. We will miss Mark's laughter, smile and sense of humor. Until we meet again Mark. Ric and Emma
Mark was the kind of guy that you were always happy to run into. He always greeted me with a smile, a hand-shake, and something that would make me laugh. I'll remember Mark as the epitomy of what a husband, father, and family man should be. I'll think of him every time I see a Steelers game! Till next time spaghetti-man..till next time.
Our hearts are broken for you and your family over the passing of our beloved Mark. We too share in your sorrow during this difficult time in your lives. May you look to the Lord for strength and comfort in your time of need. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days and months to come. I will miss Mark at work but will keep him close to my heart as I will you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. So sorry.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Beth, I am soooo sorry for your loss. I know the pain is enormous right now for you and Ashley & Zach. Lean on each other and your other friends and family for support and someday you will all get past this pain and feeling of loneliness. That is when you will all be able to smile, laugh and again enjoy the life you all shared. You all have my deepest sympathy and prayers
Our hearts go out to you and your families. Mark was an incredible man and will always be in our hearts. Our deepest love and sympathies.
Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I only met Mark a couple times, but I know you were a wonderful wife to him and he was blessed to have the family he had. You and Ashley and Zach are in my thoughts, and in Hannah's as well.
Sorry for your loss. Mark was a great man, your family will be in my prayers.
RIP Mark. Sympathy to his family. Mark was a good guy and a gentleman. He is missed by his work family.
Beth, we wish to express our sincere sympathy to all of you!!! Mark will be missed by everyone that had the privilege to call him "friend". We will continue to pray for you and your family. Sending you our love!
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this rough time. Char Goyke
Vanessa posted on 8/21/13
There are no words that can ever truly describe what a great man you were! You and Beth were there from my infant days going to Taco Gringo to our Melo Cream mornings when you used to come get me across the street, you were there at every milestone. I always felt like you, Dave, Angie and your mom and dad were my family! I would of had it no other way! As we all get older, our time becomes limited but no matter what, whenever I saw you I always got the "Hey Ness!!" With the big huge Mark hug! I am so privileged to have been a part of your life! You will always be my big brother... Give your mom a hug for me in heaven! I love you..... Ness