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Mark Walter Davin

May 7, 1940 ~ August 3, 2020 (age 80)

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DAVIN SR., Mark Walter

Mark Walter Davin Sr, 80 (formerly of Adrian, PA), passed away on August 3, 2020, at his home in Section, AL. One of ten children, Mark was born at home on May 7, 1940, in Pittsburgh, PA, to John V. Davin and Beatrice A. Davin (née Walter). Mark served in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to MaryAnn Lane on May 22, 1964. Living most of his life in Pennsylvania, Mark worked in the tree service and landscaping business for over 35 years. After moving to Alabama in the late 1990’s, Mark was employed as a train car welder and worked as a butterfly farmer on his daughter’s farm until he retired. Mark was a self-taught individual who enjoyed farming, construction, tinkering on cars and tractors, playing cards, reading, watching movies, and family get togethers. Mark is survived by his wife of 56 years, MaryAnn Davin; their 7 children: Pauline Cassetti (Dick) of Harwick, PA; Kathleen Floccari (Michael) of Kittanning, PA; Colleen Crawford (Karl) of Ringgold, GA; Mark Davin, Jr. (Misty) of Staley, NC; Julene Nulph (Rodney) of Danville, PA; Emmalene Mercer (Jeffrey) of Searcy, AR; and Rylene Drobnjak (Ivan) of Centennial, CO; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Brother of Jack Davin, Patricia Gordon, Arlene McGinn, Linda Kelly, Karen Milbower, Carol Ritchie, Joy Szczypinski, Tim Davin and Dale Davin; and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his parents John and Beatrice Davin, and his grandson, Mark W. Hulihan, Jr. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Due to the current pandemic, visitation and services will regrettably be private.  Arrangements entrusted to the Hershberger-Stover Inc. Funeral Home. 170 Noble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205.

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Service and interment were private

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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