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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Mark “Buck” Burnette

06/25/1975 — 12/23/2018

Mark Burnette smiling for a portrait photo

Mark “Buck” Burnette, age 43 of Mentor, formerly of Wickliffe, passed away December 23, 2018. Buck was born June 25, 1975 in Euclid.

Buck worked at Fredon Corp. in Mentor.

Buck was a 1993 graduate of Wickliffe High School. He had an infectious smile and people were drawn to his positive outlook and attitude on life. He was truly inspiring to family, friends and all who knew him.

Buck was the loving husband for 16 years of Jennifer (nee Scott) Burnette; dearest father of Mary Jane and Evan Burnette; beloved son of Carol and Jim Burnette; devoted brother of Rachel (Ron) Wenderoth and J.J. (Tammy) Burnette; uncle of Jett, Jase, Lincoln and Layla; grandson of the late Jane Burnette; step son of the late Donna Burnette; beloved cousin of the late Amy Jo Burnette; son in law of Mary Lou (Michael) Skubic; brother in law of David Scott; nephew and cousin of many.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Sunday, December 30, 2018 at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. A Prayer Service will follow at 3 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Immediately after the prayer service, family and friends are invited to Celebrate Buck’s Life at Sol, 38257 Glenn Ave., Willoughby. Please dress casual and feel free to wear a Buck Yeah or #Buckstrong shirt. Please no OSU gear.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up and donations can be made at any Huntington Bank location under Jennifer Burnette Account #02666054090. You can also click on the link below to donate.

Click here to support “Be the light” for the Burnette Family organized by Tracey Baber

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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22 Replies to “Mark “Buck” Burnette”

  1. Stacy Geohaghan (Howard) December 27, 2018 at 5:18 am

    My deepest condolences to the family. I graduated from Wickliffe High with Mark.
    He was definitely a great guy and always kept us laughing. You will be missed, fly high and rest peacefully God Bless


  2. Diane Cunningham December 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful husband father and friend . I know what the family is going through sending prayers


  3. I am so sorry to hear this. Rest In Peace. I am the aunt of one of Rachel’s dear friends. Condolences to the family and friends. Prayers


  4. I don’t remember the 1st time meeting Buck, it’s like he’s always been here! His positivity was infectious, his laugh was one of a kind. The love he had for his family is unmatched. The world will smile a little less without you Buck. Godspeed


  5. I am so sorry Carol this is Darlene I’m praying for your whole family everyone God bless you all


  6. Christianne Coram ( step sister) December 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    My favorite is Christmas day at a brunch breakfast at my mom’s house also play poker on sundays with famlies… I’m saddened by the loss of buck… I will miss you n think of u always.. My prayers goes to all his friends n fanlies.. Especially Jennifer and kids….I love you Buck!


  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jen.


  8. It was truly a pleasure to have known Buck and he will be missed. May our memories keep his spirit alive. God bless him and my prayers are with his family.


  9. All that I know, and the only way I can move forward is because I know that when we cannot trace God’s hand we can always trust His heart. He leaves behind his aunties and uncles (except one, who went before) myself, Aunt Barb & Uncle Craig, Aunt Sharon & Uncle Mark, a cousin Josh (Buck was the big brother Josh never had) and his wife Catherine and twins, who all loved him more than we have words to say. May God embrace all, during this very difficult time. May He wrap this family in His amazing love and perfect peace. ♥️


  10. Trudy and Louie Longano December 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Jen and children

    Our hearts are hurting for you at this sad time.
    We have known Buck since high school. He was a best friend to our son David. We are so glad we got to see him and you a few times over the last couple years. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for all of you. Please know we will always be here for you and always keep you in our prayers.

    Love and sincere sympathy, Trudy and Louie


  11. Beverly Brunstedt December 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Buck was a kid magnet. Whenever I saw him kids were crawling all over him and not just his kids. All kids loved him and he loved them. It was beautiful to see. Love you, Buck


  12. What a horrible loss!! My thoughts & prayers go out to Jen, Mary Jane, Evan and to the rest of the family!!
    Heaven has definitely gained a great Angel!!


  13. WALLY MATLOCK/PARTY OBOLNAR December 28, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Very sorry for your loss. Remember all the great times you had together.


  14. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family


  15. Rita Smith and family December 28, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    My heart is saddened for the loss of this great guy. We are all better to have known him. My thoughts prayers and love go out to Jen, kids and Burnette family and friends.


  16. Having been through this myself, I truly understand. “Buck Henry” was a delightful man who brought a smile wherever he went. It was a great blessing to have known him. Rest peacefully young man, you deserve it!
    With love from Toby’s Aunt Rose


  17. I’m so sorry to hear this about Buck. He was such a great guy. I’m glad I had the pleasure of meeting him and working with him at UPS. Many prayers go out to his wife, kids, and entire family.


  18. Been thinking of your entire family all week. Saying prayers that I hope take a very small amount of pain away from you all. You are not alone. Play with Angels Buck.


  19. I am so sorry for your loss Jen..Buck was a great guy and a loving father..my prayers go out to you, Mary Jane, Evan and the family


  20. My sincerest condolences to Carol and family.
    Beyond words. Holy Spirit comfort the Burnette family in a way that only You can.


  21. Jen Wells-Chessar December 30, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    My heart goes out to Jen and the kids as well as the rest of the family. I don’t know how to help, but if there is anything that I can do please don’t hesitate to reach out. Know that you are not alone and that everyone that knew Buck carries around a bit of his light during this dark time.


  22. I love you


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