Steve Carell with Mark York
(5-25-21) Mark York, a Darke County native from Arcanum, known for playing roles in hit shows “The Office” and “CSI New York” has died after a brief, unexpected illness, according to an obituary posted by Kreitzer Funeral Home in Arcanum.
Age 55, formerly of Arcanum, passed away in the early morning of May 19th at Miami Valley Hospital following a brief and unexpected illness.
Even though he has been paraplegic since, 1988, he had such an outgoing, uplifting, positive attitude and personality. He always tried to look at what he could accomplish and do, not what he couldn’t do. He had experienced many travel opportunities and many dreams for the future. In the past several years, he had been working as an inventor, and had obtained two patents for his inventions.
Mark graduated from Arcanum High School, and was a triple major graduate from Anderson University. He had done some print modeling and was encouraged by several people to go to California and pursue acting. He loved TV and the film industry. Mark could quote so many lines from movies and tell you who particular actors were in most movies. He spent many years living in California where he had many exciting moments pursuing his acting opportunities. He has appeared in shows such as the Office (as Billy Merchant) and CSI New York, among many other shows which can all be seen on his website, marcusayork.com. He was an avid sports fan, ALL sports, and especially liked the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State football, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Mark also loved coming home to his mom’s house and playing numerous table games with her and his brother Brian for hours on end. He was a competitive spirit that kept them laughing throughout their time together. He will be deeply missed by all the lives he has touched.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John & Chloe Ritz, and John & Jewell York.
Mark is survived by his brother, Brian York; mother, Becky York; father, Glenn York; additional brothers, Jeff & David; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021, 2pm, at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. A visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 12pm-2pm leading into the services.