Mark H. Hollinshead, 47

FEB. 15, 1966-JUNE 27, 2013

June 28, 2013
  • Hollinshead

Mark H. Hollinshead, 47, of Orrtanna, Pa., passed away Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1966, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Marlin H. Hollinshead and the late Sara Anne Gibson Hollinshead, and stepson of Linda Hollinshead.

Mark was a 1985 graduate of McConnellsburg (Pa.) High School and a 1987 graduate of the Antonelli Institute of Art.

He worked as an engine tester for Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md.

A first responder in the state of Maryland, Mark had the privilege of saving several lives.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, art, raising his two dogs, carpentry, masonry and riding his motorcycle.

Mark built both of his houses. 

He was involved in the 4-H Seeing Eye dogs club, and a member of UAW Local 171.

Above all, Mark loved spending time with his children.

He is survived by his children, Mitias Hollinshead and fiancée, Cortney Soult, and Kristianna Hollinshead, all of Chambersburg; three sisters, Francine L. Shaw of McConnellsburg, Kimberly Mull of Chambersburg and Christine J. Hock of Shippensburg, Pa.; three stepbrothers, Michael Newell of Harrisonville, Pa., Keith Newell of Hagerstown and James Gibson III (Peachy) of Shippensburg; and best friend, Michelle Hollinshead of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sara Anne Gibson Hollinshead.

A memorial service will be Monday, July 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, with the Rev. Loy Garber officiating.  Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110. 

Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at

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