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Mark Wade KirchnerJune 7, 1950 ~ August 1, 2017 (age 67)
Mark Wade Kirchner, age 67, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
He was born on June 7, 1950, in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Richard Kirchner and Sanchen Kenney of Yarmouth, Mass.
Mark was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed rebuilding cars, playing golf, watching NASCAR and traveling with his beloved partner, Nadine Cragg-Lester. Mark’s mechanical skills afforded him the ability to build computers and repair them. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and was an avid pet lover.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his great-niece, Paige Jackman.
In addition to his mother, Mark is survived by his loving partner of 18 years, Nadine Cragg-Lester, her daughter, Nadine H. Battiato and her son, Brandon of Harrisburg, PA; his sister, Wendy McAlister and family of Boston, Mass.; his brother, Gary Kirchner, his wife Claudia and family of Dover, DE; and his sister, Joan Shaw, her husband Robert and family of Plymouth, Mass. He is also survived by many extended family members including Michael McAlister who he grew close to during his long illness.
A visitation will be offered on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11 am to 12 pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main Street in Smyrna. Memorial services will begin at 12 pm.
Burial will be privately held at a later date.