Mark K. McQueeney, 68, of Marcellus, passed away Wednesday, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Born in Auburn, he was a 1972 graduate of West Genesee High School and attended Auburn Community College. Mark began his career in telecommunications at NY Telephone Co., where he spent 30 years in data communications. He led the effort to design and build NYSERNET, the first high-speed internet connecting NY State universities and hospitals. He retired from Verizon in 2002, later joining All-Mode Communications, Inc. as a Data Communication Sales Executive. An avid reader, Mark was the former president of the Marcellus Free Library for five years. He was a vintage car enthusiast, witty snarkian, autodidact tinkerer, audiophile, and true music lover, especially of soul and blues music. Mark enjoyed learning about and working on vintage electronics. He was a spirited sports fan, never missing a SU Orange football or basketball game, and always rooting on the New York Yankees, Giants, and Bills. Mark was a 25-year member of Tuscarora Golf Club, where his passion for golf and friendship was lived out. Most of all, he was a devoted and loving family man.
Mark was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Irene McQueeney.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Shane Ventura; sons, Casey (Dr. Tazheh Kavoosi), Cody (Sahara), Parker (Caterina Kenworthy), and Luke; grandson, Walker Ford McQueeney; sister, Cathie A. McQueeney; brother, Christopher J. (Connie); and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call Monday, September 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at the Church.