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Stephen Michael Marek

March 11, 1953 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 68)


Stephen Michael Marek, age 68, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Stephen was born in Cook County, Illinois on March 11, 1953, to the late Joseph Marek and Mary Zear Marek.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Suzette Marie Stark Marek, one son, Garrett Marek, and wife Erica of Pittsboro, two grandsons, Cole Marek, and Luke Marek, and one brother James Marek of Petoskey, Michigan.

Stephen grew up in Bellaire, Michigan and loved to go fishing and skiing. He graduated from Ferris State College in Michigan with a degree in Communications. He worked as a Vice President of Human Resources for the largest Long Term Care Health Care company in the United States. He was an award-winning author for the book “Almost” and a Human Resources Management Book Series. He started the “Slammers and Bangers” Pickle ball group in Pittsboro.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel.

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October 30, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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