Mark Collin Burnett, 60, passed away October 19, 2019 at home in Galena, Ohio. No words can convey Mark’s remarkable personality—his enthusiasm was all-encompassing. An extraordinarily devoted son, husband, and father, Mark was passionate about his boys, Pittsburgh Pirates, Buckeyes, photography, music, history, fly-fishing, birds, books, bourbon. His stories are renowned. Mark was born in Alexandria, Virginia, July 11, 1959. Preceded in death by his father Melbourne Burnett, Mark is survived by his mother Lynnette (George), wife Kathy (Blubaugh), son Jack Clemente, stepson David Tebbe, brother Jonathan, and numerous in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews.
Mark graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Photography, and his photos appeared in newspapers, magazines, and textbooks spanning decades. He was working on his master’s degree in UDX through the Rochester Institute of Technology when he became ill. Although his accomplishments and interests were many and varied, most of you just knew him as being kind and over-the-top hilarious. No one could tell a story better, yet his embellishments over time made them even more audacious. And he was interested in you and you and you. He loved hearing your stories too. He drew everyone in his path into his orbit. Mark made our lives so interesting, and we’ll miss him very much.
His celebration of life service begins at 6:00 p.m. on November 8, 2019 at Hill Funeral Home, 220 South State St., Westerville, OH 43081.