Mark A. Rovick, age 68, of Delaware, OH, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Kobacker House following an extended illness. He was born in Columbus, OH on November 27, 1949 to the late Arthur and Sadie (Cohen) Rovick. In 1972, he married Susan Richardson and the two shared 45 laughter-filled years together.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, working as a medic during his years of service. He started off his career as a small business owner. He worked as a shoe repairman, owning and operating several different locations in Central Ohio, including Bexley, Gahanna and Cambridge. He also worked as a draftsman for Cooper Lighting in Americus, GA and later as a Computer Integration Supervisor at PCM in Columbus, OH.
He was a 25 year member of The Boy Scouts of America and member of the Order of the Arrow where he received The Order of the Beaver Award to signify his volunteer service to The Boy Scouts. He was an avid Columbus Crew supporter and a member of Crew Union. He enjoyed cooking for tailgates with his cooking crew known as, “The Old Farts”.
Mark was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and camping. He had hiked numerous portions of the Appalachian Trail. He also enjoyed C.B. Radio, cooking, watching Ohio State Football and cheering on his beloved Columbus Crew. First and foremost, he was a loving family man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Sadie Rovick; as well as brother and sister-in-law, Norman (Penny) Rovick.
Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Susie Rovick; daughter, Alice B. (Ray) Neace; son, Robert J. Rovick; granddaughter, Alexis Neace; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and a host of friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ohio Health Rehab and the Kobacker House for the care they provided to Mark.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 1~3 PM at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mark’s honor to The Boy Scouts of America or #SaveTheCrew