Mark Augustine, 65, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, died suddenly in his home on May 1, 2021. Mark was born in Maple Heights, Ohio on December 29, 1955.
He attended Maple Heights High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Peg Walsh. They were wed on April 9, 1983 and married for 38 years. They raised their daughters Kathleen Rose McKinney (Todd) and Janis Marie Taylor (Ken) in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He relished in his time spent with his family, especially as “Pop” to his two grandchildren – Loretta Jean McKinney and Franklin McKinney.
At the age of three, Mark’s parents gifted him his first ukulele which sparked his life-long passion for music. He was a beloved musician in the Cleveland area who was revered for his talent and dedication to his craft. He had an appreciation for many genres including rock, R&B, jazz, and classical, and was inspired by his favorites including Johnny Winter, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, and Taj Mahal. He could be found with a guitar in his hand at just about any given moment which he played beautifully and effortlessly. He loved sharing his passion with others through performing, and was constantly adding new instruments to his repertoire. He enjoyed imparting his knowledge through teaching at Makin’ Music for the last several years.
Mark had a deep appreciation for the outdoors. When he wasn’t playing a gig or enjoying time with his family, he loved camping, fishing, hiking and swimming, and never missed an opportunity to take his bike on the towpath. He regularly attended local flea markets. He was also very proud of accomplishing nearly 10 years of sobriety.
Mark was a great friend to many with a heart of gold, and he made a lasting impression on everyone who crossed his path.
In keeping with Mark’s loving and generous spirit, it was his decision to donate the gift of life through eye and tissue donation.
He will be deeply missed by his siblings Tim Augustine, Susan Augustine, and Laura Reed (Alan). He is preceded in death by his parents Chester and Hilda Augustine. He was also deeply loved and admired by his in-laws Hugh Walsh, Timothy Walsh (Julie), Mary Claire Toth (Michael), Virginia Voldan (Ray) and Patty Walsh (deceased) as well as his many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 WEST AURORA RD (OH RT 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION ON THURSDAY FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OBSERVED.
Mark’s family will also be hosting a celebration of his life for friends and family to come and share stories and play some acoustic music and simply partake in general fellowship in Mark’s memory. He so loved making music with his friends. This celebration will be on Saturday, May 8th from 2-5PM at
The Sherwood Forest Event Center
12900 Tinkers Creek Road
Valley View, Ohio 44125
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cleveland Music Settlement in his memory online at https://www.themusicsettlement.org/give/donate-now. Mark’s family wishes to thank everyone for their love, support, and for sharing their stories to keep his memory alive.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mark Augustine, please visit our floral store.
The Music Settlement
11125 Magnolia Dr., Cleveland OH 44106