Mark Steven Vuckovich, born February 17, 1949, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ surrounded by his daughters, Elizabeth and Bernadette. He was born to Martin Vuckovich and Viola Dororthy (Kines) Vuckovich in Canton, Ohio who preceded him in death along with his brother John Vuckovich.
He is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Maka and Bernadette Karropoulos and 4 grandchildren; brothers Ronald (Margaret), Lawrence (Shirley), and Michael (Linda).
Mark served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge after a severe back injury. He had an active career in aviation mechanics and fiber optics with Garrett and later with AT&T/Lucent Technologies, which led him to work in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Upon retiring from Lucent he returned to Arizona and took up a career working as a mechanic for America West Airlines, today known as American Airlines.
We will celebrate a memorial of his life on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 10:00 am at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. We will have a small reception following the memorial.
We knew your dad as neighbor on Mission Lane Peoria. We spend a lot time outside talking. He will be miss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers to Marks family, he was a good friend and a good man . I will miss our chats . Scott Bagley , Westerville, Ohio
God Speed my AWA brother
Mark was a good man.We worked maintenance in Richmond.We also went to Germany company business. Prayers to family. Rip
Love and prayers to Bernie and Liz. I’m very sorry
I met Mark in Richmond, Va we hit it off and I often referred to him as my other brother Mark. I’m going to miss our talks. Rest in Peace my other brother. Prayers to his daughters.
Mark was a good friend and I’m going to miss our friendly conversation. We met and worked together in Richmond. Thoughts and prayers to his daughters.
Goodness this is the first I hear of Mark’s passing. Mark was an awesome friend to my late husband Larry Lazazzera, he took time out to fly to NH prior to his passing. To his beautiful daughters I have not seen for a very long time, I’m so very sorry your dad looked up to you both and loved you so very much!!
Mark and I worked together for US Airways in Phoenix, Az.
2011 until he retired.
He was a great friend
I’m sorry to hear of his passing, god speed to his family.
American Airlines (LAS)