Marion "Mark" Peet, 71, of Coudersport, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, surrounded by his family. He was born February 8, 1951 in Coudersport to Robert H. and Marie (Metzger) Peet. He graduated from Coudersport High School and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and then in the PA National Guard until 2011. On July 1, 1978 he married Bethany Baker, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Mark was very family and community oriented. He was a Mason, a member of the American Legion, and a Life Member of the NRA. Mark was a long-time Boro Council member, served on the Water Authority, and was a Life Member of the Coudersport Fire and Ambulance Associations, having served as Fire Chief. He was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He helped build, maintain and care for the Lodge at Lent Hollow, his family homestead.
Mark is survived by his wife: Bethany Peet of Coudersport; two sons: Michael Bells of Coudersport, and Thomas Bells (Vicki) of Whitesville, NY; 4 daughters: Vicki Burgio (Tony) of Kent, NY, Christina Cowburn (Jarred) of Coudersport, Mary Kay Nersinger (Tom) of Lockport, NY, and Amy Bittner (Tim) of Friendship, NY; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers: John G. Peet (Karlene) of Coudersport, and Robert T. Peet (Lee Wisel) of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Roberta Cunfer, a brother: Raymond Peet, and his beloved dog Scottie.
His family has entrusted his arrangements to the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in Mark's memory are encouraged to remember the Coudersport VFD or the Coudersport Ambulance Association. To share a memory or condolence with his family visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
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