CONNEAUT — Mark A. Estock, age 53, of North Kingsville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, 2013, at UH-Conneaut Medical Center, following a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
Born August 12, 1960, in Charleroi, Pa., he was the son of Joseph and Joy (Fuller) Estock Jr. of Ashtabula, Ohio. Mark graduated from Conneaut High School in 1978 and went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron.
Mark was the owner, President, and C.E.O of the family business, Creative Millwork of Ohio, for seven years and had been a key figure in the company for the past 25 years.
He was a member of Mount Carmel Church in Our Lady of Peace Parish in Ashtabula, Ohio, and was a proud and dedicated board member for the Buckeye Local School District over the past eight years, serving as President at the time of his passing. Mark was also a past President of the Buckeye Band Boosters, where he notably led the effort in bringing in several musicians to Edgewood High School; including Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, and the Glen Miller Orchestra. His family plans to create a scholarship fund in his memory for Edgewood High School graduates.
Mark had his pilot’s license and was an avid sailor, competing in local and national level races. He is credited for bringing the Force 5 national sailboat race to Ashtabula County. Mark loved fishing and spending time on Lake Erie, as he was a member of the Ashtabula Yacht Club. He participated for many years in the Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby. Mark enjoyed building soap box cars with his boys and donated cars to other families so they could share in the experience. He was heavily involved in Boy Scouts of America, in which he had served as pack leader while his boys participated. Most importantly, Mark was known for being an inspiration in his sons’ lives and supporting them in all they did.