Mark Steven Englerth

Mark Englerth - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Mark Steven Englerth, 65, of Rochester, NY passed away on December 23, 2021.  Mark is predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his companion, Santanee Englerth and daughter Vanessa Englerth.  Mark is also survived by his daughter Sharla Englerth.

In his teens, Mark served in the US Coast Guard stationed at Kodiak, Alaska. He was educated in Washington state, ultimately finishing his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Brockport.  Mark worked at the University of Rochester for 21 years. Later on volunteering with the USCG Auxiliary.

He enjoyed traveling, archery, horseback riding, playing the drums and was an avid collector.  Mark also enjoyed caring for his ferret, Adam.

The family would like to thank the following people for their support: Dr. Kadambi (Oncologist at the University of Rochester); Jill Wellman (Senior Social Worker / Visiting Nurse Hospice); Michelle Sterman (Palliative Care at Highland Hospital); and Mary E. Barnhart (Primary Nurse at Webster Comfort Care Home).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wilmot Cancer Center: 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642.

Friends and family may meet Thursday, December 30 from 4pm – 6pm, with service at 6pm at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626.

24 Condolences

  1. Barry McHugh on December 28, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Mark was friend, co-worker and mentor for the 21 years we worked together at the UR. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. Chris Harvey on December 28, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Mark will be remembered as a dedicated member of UR Facilities, a colleague and a friend. He will be missed. Rest easy Mark!

    • Josh Spenard on January 3, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      Mark was a great guy and coworker. I’ll always remember our conversations and the true care he showed for everyone around him.

  3. Tawanda Mccall on December 28, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    My condolences to the family. Mark you will truly be missed.

  4. Pat Beaumont on December 28, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    I have truly enjoyed working with Mark over the years. He is an expert in his field and had a huge impact making sure that all facilities systems operated properly so that research performed at the University could take place properly. Mark was a dedicated co-worker; we all miss him and his smile.

  5. Tom Calvert on December 28, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Mark will truly be missed – He was a co-worker and friend that you knew you could confide in. He took ownership of the research and assured The College had everything they needed to achieve their research. I knew I could call him at anytime and he would answer, he was always on-call no matter what time it was.
    Rest in peace my friend….

  6. Greg Meyer on December 28, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    I will miss Mark most for his ability to make me laugh. We would often have long tangent discussions about all kinds of topics, (from work to Egyptology, you name it) all filled with jokes and conversation, and I’d feel so much better after talking with Mark. He had a contagious laugh and when stress was at its highest he would help put thing into perspective, always with a empathetic smile. He was an incredible people-person, problem solver, and he was so passionate and caring for the work that he did and the people, research mission, that he supported. We’ll miss you, Mark.

  7. Paul Osborne on December 28, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Mark always had something good to say. I will miss him as a friend and co-worker. He never said it can not be done. Always you can count on Mark. Rest in piece my friend.

  8. Holger Stave, Flotilla Commander 47 Canandaigua, NY on December 28, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Mark’s smile, humor and great work ethic will be missed by his US Coast Guard Auxiliary shipmates from Flotilla 47 in Canandaigua. Mark joined the Auxiliary in January 2017 and contributed many hours to training. Mark inspected vessels to make boating safer, began his instructor training as a Boating Safety instructor, and filled several positions effectively as Flotilla Staff Officer. Mark left us now as Vice Flotilla Commander, a position he held for two years. Mark made friends easily, always warming the conversations with laughter and joy. We remember Mark as he crosses the bar as a valued shipmate and loyal friend to the Flotilla. Calm seas and following winds on your new journey, and heartfelt condolences to his family for this untimely loss!

  9. Debbie & Wendell Smith on December 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Sunny and Vanessa … Please know you are in our Heart and Prayers . If there is ANYTHING , I can do , please let me know .

  10. Dorrene London on December 29, 2021 at 7:33 am

    My deepest condolence to the family, Mark will be missed he was truly dedicated to his position at the U of R. RIP Mark.

  11. Darlene Castro on December 29, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Mark almost on a daily basis. He was a awesome Supervisor and wonderful to work with. I always cherished Mark in his commitment and willing to assist at any time. I will surely miss him. My prayers to Mark and Family. Rest in Peace.

  12. Tara Anacker on December 29, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Mark, you will be missed. Mark was always forward thinking and saw potential problems before they could developed. He always took care of the people around him and was always willing to share chocolate and a laugh. Rest In Peace.

  13. Debra Jackson on December 29, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Sending my prayers and condolences to Mark family! R.I.Paradise

  14. Brenna Rybak on December 29, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    My deepest condolences to Mark’s family and friends. I only knew Mark for a couple years, but I am just devastated by the loss of such a great guy. He and I shared many laughs and had great fun strategizing and dreaming about how we might make the University and my department better. He cared so deeply for his staff and the people he worked with. We shared our own frustrations, victories, and hopes and I just really, really liked, valued, and respected him. So hard to know what to say except that I am so, so sad that I will never talk with him again. He was a light in this world and I will miss him.

  15. Jeff and Debbie Foster on December 29, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    You will be sorely missed Mark.
    Your dedication to the University was exemplary.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  16. James McConnell on December 29, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Going to miss you brother. Rest in peace bro.

  17. Terri Saucke on December 31, 2021 at 2:39 am

    My Condolences to Marks family. He was a very kind man. His smiles will be missed in the key room at URMC. Rest In Peace.

  18. Lori Corprew on January 3, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family of Mark. I had the pleasure of speaking to Mark many times during my time, and his, at the University of Rochester. He always showed a cheerful disposition even in times of adversity. He will be greatly missed. May God bless and keep the Englerth family during their time of mourning. Rest is eternal peace my friend.

  19. Paul Spaulding on January 3, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Such a pleasure to work with and to share stories of past (great) exploits. Quick to share a wink and smile, even after a challenging conversation. A calming voice that will be missed.

  20. Stephen Dow on January 10, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Mark was a true gentleman; thoughtful, generous, and capable. I always enjoyed our conversations and his dedication to doing the right thing at the right time. My condolences to the Englerth family on this terrible loss.

  21. Wendy Hembrock on January 13, 2022 at 9:23 am

    My sympathy and prayers to Mark’s family and friends. I had the pleasure to work with him on a project in 2019. He was generous with his thoughtful ideas for the team, was a champion for his staff and committed to improvement. Mark brought great enthusiasm and humor to our work. I’m glad for the opportunity to have known him. May his memory be a blessing.

  22. Walter Mauldin on January 14, 2022 at 2:36 am

    I had the privilege of working with Mark on innumerable occasions from his arrival in 2000 until my retirement from the university in 2016. He was a down to earth person who valued deeply in seeing that projects were carried out in an exemplary manner. One of my fondest recollections is the work Mark put into helping to recognize the loss of campus community members by the lowering of University Flags as a sign of respect for one and all who were lost to our campus community. Up until 2008, University Flags were lowered only on the occasion of notable alumni, trustees, faculty and the like. However, the untimely death of a support staff member, Leticia Shaw, resulted in President Seligman ordering that campus flags should be lowered in remembrance of the loss of any campus member. In addition, the university would monitor more closely and participate fully in Proclamations by the President or Governor to lower the United States Flag in remembrance of sacrifices and losses that occurred in our state and across the nation.

    Mark played a central role in gathering information on the locations of flag pole locations throughout the university (if memory serves, there were a dozen or more sites). He kept up to date lists staff designated by the various offices for the care and display of flag sites. He work tirelessly with UR Communications Office staff on announcements being readied for display. And, we conversed often on protocols to best insure that proper Flag Code protocols were observed. Mark dedicated himself to make sure the University executed this solemn ceremonial gesture in good order. As a military veteran, and as a gentleman, he took to heart the significance of recognizing service and sacrifice, regardless of level or stature.

    On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the university will honor Mark Englerth’s service by lowering the University Flags on the Eastman Quadrangle and near Jackson Drive and the SMH Emergency Department, leading to the Hospital’s main entrance. On that day I hope you will reflect, if even briefly, on his unheralded role in helping create a special gesture of thanks and remembrance to any and all who are part of our great University community. May memories of Mark bring comfort and happiness to those who knew him. Take care.

  23. Sibling on June 19, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I can’t really say anything great about you as my brother! You were nasty to our mother and you threatened our mother that you were going to molest me over god knows why. I wanted to visit him when I got older and he told me I didn’t have big enough boobs !! Who does that to a sister. I didn’t know then what I know today! So all who thinks he was a great coworker and friend. You didn’t know what he was really like on the inside may he rot in hell 👿👿 this world is a much better place without you in it. I can’t believe what you did to both your daughter’s. God doesn’t like ugly and I know you were a satanist so I’m sure you’re happy 😆 please don’t Rest In Peace

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