Mark Edward Muro

Mark Edward Muro

July 13, 2013


Mark Edward Muro, Scranton, died Saturday at home.

Born 1991 in Scranton, he was the son of Susan Smith Muro of Scranton and the late Ronald G. Muro who died in 2005.  He was a 2009 graduate of Scranton High School, attended Lackawanna College and was currently attending the Fortis Institute. 

Mark, known to some of his friends as “Marcus”, was a loving son and brother. He was always walking somewhere, but especially enjoyed walking to Nay Aug Park and spending time in nature. He was a devoted, caring and supportive friend to many, many people. He was always entertaining, making up stories, doing impressions and magic tricks, and telling jokes. He could do “the worm” better than anyone! A dedicated football fan, his favorite team was the Philadelphia Eagles and he was always ready to play a pick up game with his friends. He loved his pets Tigger, Benny and Maggie. He enjoyed video games and movies and listened to all types of music . He was an avid writer and hoped to sell his writing as song lyrics. He will be forever missed by his friends and family.

Also surviving are his brother Matthew Muro of Allentown;  a sister Michelle Muro of Dunmore;  paternal grandmother Stella Muro of Scranton;  maternal grandmother Dolores Smith of N. Abington Twp;  aunts Carol Richards and her companion Daniel Geng of Shohola and Corinne Inman and her husband John of Endicott, NY; cousins;  numerous friends.

In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edward Muro and maternal grandfather Marshall H. Smith.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11am in the Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden St. Scranton with Pastor Howard Woodruff officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton and Thursday morning from 10am until time of service at the church.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fairlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Nay Aug Conservancy (to restore and preserve Nay Aug Park) PO Box 463 Scranton, Pa. 18501.

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  1. Ryan J Murphy

    Mark was a caring and great man. He enjoyed videos games and it would show when he came over my house and beat Metal Gear Solid 4 overnight. But his talents didn’t end at the controller. He was a profound writer, and his poems touched my heart. He was a talented actor, and I will cherish the day I met him when he played a leadig role as Tommy Smith in the “the Case of Tommy Smith vs. Jimmy Hall”. I sincerely and warmly send my condolences to the people who cared for Mark and most importantly his loving family. He will forever live in my heart. RIP Tommy Smith

  2. Diana Howe

    Sue, Michelle, and Matt: Your Elm Park family is there for you with open arms. Please know that we are hurting with you and wish to help in any way possible. Thank you for the wonderful pictures that you are sharing with us and the descriptive obituary that really tells Mark’s story. God bless!

  3. Mary Ann Brennan

    Dear Sue: I did not have the pleasure of knowing your beautiful son. But the words I read in the newspaper sound like he was an inspiration to all. I thought I would let you know I am thinking of you and your family. You are a wonderful mother. If you feel like talking just give me a call. Love and God bless you,my prayers are with you.

  4. Jo Ann Muro Sleboda

    To Susan her Children and Aunt Stella I send my deepest condolences. I will keep Mark and all of you in my prayers. May Gods love be with you & help and guide you at this time.

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