Mark Runyon

Mark L. Runyon

Saturday, September 27th, 1969 - Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Mark L. Runyon, 51, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born September 27, 1969 in Chambersburg, he was a son of Clement L. Runyon, Jr. and Dale W. Horner Runyon.

Mark was a 1989 graduate of CASHS. He was employed as a wiring technician with Bowhead Integrated Support Services at Letterkenny Army Depot. He attended Pond Bank Community Church. Having been partially paralyzed himself for over 36 years, Mark was very active in a spinal cord support group out of the Hershey Medical Center. Mark enjoyed wheelchair racing, wheelchair basketball and wheeled the Marine Corps Marathon three times. He also enjoyed tinkering and was always busy working with his hands. One of his favorite things to do was to go out to eat with his family. His family joked that he always knew someone wherever he went.

Aside from his parents, Mark is survived by his wife, Stacy R. King Runyon, his middle school sweetheart, whom he married on October 27, 2018; his step-daughter, Jessica Shoemaker and husband Nathan of Chambersburg; three siblings, Matt Runyon and wife Barb of Fayetteville, Michele Hawbaker and husband Mike of Shade Gap, PA, and Chad Runyon of Fayetteville; and nine nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday March 13, 2021 at the Pond Bank Community Church, 6555 Duffield Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Rev. Jeremy Lehman will officiate. A private interment will be at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to support the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group at Hershey Medical Center. Please make checks payable to Penn State University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Mark Runyon to Penn State University Development, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 13th, 2021 1:00pm
    Pond Bank Community Church
    6555 Duffield Road
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  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
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    A private interment will be at a later date.


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Tammy Shuster

Posted at 02:07pm
Dale and Clem, you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of your son. I remember the day Mark had his accident because I was in the hospital with my newborn daughter and heard the helicopter/commotion. I was shocked to hear it was your teenage son and that he was partially paralyzed. Mark had a lot of spirit and made the wheelchair adjust to his life and not the other way around. Dale had a lot of stories to tell of his adventures. (Smile). You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Lokey

Posted at 02:28pm
I have known Mark since his injury. I was one of his nurses back then and we have become good friends. He was always coming up with ideas to get people involved with the SCI support group and helping with our community outreach events like RecFest. I will miss our talks and his smile. Hugs to you Stacy and prayers of comfort to you.
Nancy Lokey

Bill Slothower

Posted at 07:44am
I'm so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. I remember when he became wheelchair bound and how hard it was on you. I never really knew Mark but you and I did have a personal relationship during our many years of working together and I knew of how much Mark meant to you. You may know that I had a similar experience last year when my son died at the same age. We must remember the good times that we had with our sons and live with those memories. Bill Slothower

Ron Russell

Posted at 07:37pm
My friendship with Mark in high school and our two week road trip west through Colorado and the Dakotas are memories I’ll always treasure. An incredible guy! I am sure his passing will leave a huge hole in the lives of those that loved him-you have my deepest condolences.

Karen Beaver Goodman

Posted at 03:13pm
I was so sad to hear of Mark's passing. Even though our lives drifted apart and went in separate directions once we were out of 4-H we never completely lost touch. When we did catch up, we could spend hours on the phone just talking about what was going on in our lives and reliving the past. It is an honor and privilege to have called Mark my friend. While heaven has gain an angel many here left on earth now have a whole in our heart where his love and compassion once sat and but now left with fond memories. He will be missed by many but adored forever. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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