Obituary of Mark Chuhinko
Mark Chuhinko, 65 of Washington Twps., died peacefully with his family on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center. Mark was born July 23, 1952 in West Orange, NJ. He is the son of the late John E. and Frances M. (Campbell) Chuhinko. He was married to Maryann (Barile) for 31 years and was the devoted father to Mary Frances.
Mark was raised in Bedminster, NJ and attended St. Bernards High School, Saint Leo College and the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Each summer during his youth Mark enjoyed spending his time at the family summer home on Normandy Beach, where for six years he lifeguarded on the beach, as well as winning numerous sailboat races with his sisters, Valerie and Fawn as part of the Normandy Beach Yacht Club.
Mark admired his father and enjoyed going to work with him from a young age. As he got older, Mark began working a variety of jobs in the family business. He was a worker, no job was too big, too small or menial for Mark to do with gusto. He worked part-time during his time off from college but fully started in Sales upon Graduation. He eventually bought the dealership from his father and became the proud Owner and General Manager of Bell Ford in Colonia, NJ. Mark worked six days a week until his cancer started taking its toll. Even then he remained a working owner. His body was failing him, but his mind remained sharp.
While not working Mark enjoyed being active and out in nature, especially playing tennis, golf and biking with his wife, Maryann and daughter, Mary Frances. Mark thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family going on many trips to Disney World and being with his golden retriever. The last year of his life was brightened by the birth of his Grandson.
Mark is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Maryann (Barile) Chuhinko, daughter, Mary Frances Chuhinko-Blount and husband, Captain Allen Blount of Grovetown, GA. His brother, John “Chuck” Chuhinko and wife, Suzanne of Tewksbury twp. NJ. Sister Winnie Mortenson and husband, Chris Mortenson, of Vero Beach FL and Sister, Valerie Levanchy of Vero Beach, FL. His Mother-in-Law, Mary Barile and the late, Walter J Barile.Two loving sisters-in-laws, Kathleen and Matt Wagner of Milford, PA and Carolyn Barile of Washington, NJ. Many nieces, nephews and many loving cousins and his cherished grandson, Teddy. He is also survived by his faithful and devoted golden retriever, Gracie. The family is comforted with the knowledge that Mark is in Heaven with his loving sister, Fawn Hildreth
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday May 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton NJ 08809. A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 8 at St. Patrick Church, 327 Greenwich Street, Belvidere, NJ. Burial will follow in the Saint Patrick Cemetery in Belvidere.
In lieu of flowers and other spiritual bouquets, donations in Mark's name may be made through, IN MEMORY OF for ProCure Proton Therapy Center or to Memorial Sloan-Kettering at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org
For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.martinfh.com
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