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Mark W. Naftzinger

September 2, 1959 March 18, 2017
Mark W. Naftzinger
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Mark W. Naftzinger, 57, of New Ringgold, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday as a result
of a motor vehicle accident.
Born in West Reading on September 2, 1959, he was a son of the late Marian (Bretz)
and Edwin C. Naftzinger.
Mark was a 1977 graduate of Blue Mountain High School and a member of St. John's Church,
He worked in the maintenance department at Metal Sales, Deer Lake for 13 years, last working on Friday. In addition to his full-time job Mark also worked with his brother, Doug, at Naftzingers Used Auto Parts in Auburn.
Mark was a trustee at the Rainbow Gun Club; lifetime member of the Orwigsburg Gun Club; and was also a past Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 117, Auburn.
His passion was racing where he achieved many accomplishments through the years.
He was the New Egypt Speedway Champion in 2010 and 2011 in the Enduro Division. In August of 2016 he won the Daniel Boone200 in Kutztown and also, through the years had numerous wins at Grandview and Big Diamond Speedways.
Mark also enjoyed and was an accomplished trap shooter.
He will be deeply missed by his family and his community.
Mark is survived by his wife, Robin (Bair), to whom he was married 36 years; son, Jamie L Naftzinger, husband of Diana Elaine, of Reading; three brothers, Nevin A., husband of
Kathy, of Schuylkill Haven; John E. , husband of Marlene, of Auburn; Douglas F. , companion of Josie Hoffman , of Auburn; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and
nephews; and mother-in-law, Margaret Bair, of Orwigsburg.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Pastor John Letterman officiating.
A viewing will be held on Sunday evening in the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, New Ringgold.
The family requests contributions in Mark's memory be sent to Lord- Bixler Funeral Home, 1818 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. These funds will be used to sponsor a future race in Mark's memory.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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