Mark Scalf
June 17, 1957 - February 11, 2018
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Sunday 2/18, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Sunday 2/18, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mark B. Scalf, age 60, of McHenry, former graduate of Greenville High School, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born June 17, 1957 in Lymm Bridge, England to Robert Scalf and Jeanne Kenton. A memorial visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Justen Funeral…

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Brenda Baird left a message on February 18, 2018:
My prayers for peace & encouragement extend out to all the family & friends of Mark during this time of his loss and may each one be blessed with his memories & I immensely enjoyed viewing his tribute video. It was truly a blessing for me to have been a friend of his in our high school days at Greeneville HS. I will always remember Mark for that laugh he had ,his great sense of humor, & being valiant. In 1974 & 1975 while at GHS , there were the yuppies & the hippies and just take one guess as to which group we belonged to......yea, those were the good ole times wearing the bell bottom jeans, long hair, & laying out of classes taking our lunch money buying boot-legged liquor. Mark was always so funny & kept the gang laughing in tears. One particular time getting caught laying out of class was when about 8 of us was all piled up on top of each other in a car stupidly parked out back of GHS partying up with the windows rolled up , raining, the car so smoked up that we couldn't even see out when we heard a knock on the window. When the window was rolled down, out gushed the smoke into our Ass. Principle's face. Needless to say, we all got suspended for 3 days!! Other good memories with Mark include sitting for hours lots of times over at Robert Larkin's parent's house with the gang playing cards. Following GHS graduation, the gang went forward with their lives but all those good memories remain & I do value having known Mark ! In love & sympathy--Brenda Proffitt Baird
Timothy Kilroy left a message on February 16, 2018:
You will be missed by many Mark, I first met you in 1978 when you moved to Illinois, Phil and Vicky Enslow said you needed a room mate so that was I and we lived in different cities, Chicago, Hoffman estates and Des Plaines, I couldn't even begin to post the thousands of memories we had together but they were good, Like Benny said the trip we took to Key West was a great one, As the years went on we lost touch until one day I looked you up online and seen that we lived in the same city of McHenry, I stopped by your house and surprised you ! Soon after I moved to Florida. I wish we could of gotten together more often, I'll miss you Mark
Terry Rosenstiel left a message on February 15, 2018:
Having started at USG in 1978 myself, it was my pleasure to know Mark over the years. Our conversations ranged over everything, from politics to how bad the Bears were playing. I am saddened by this loss and my thoughts & prayers go to the family.
Mike Willoughby left a message on February 15, 2018:
I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I worked with Mark at USG for 28years. Mark had a great sense of humor and was easy to talk with on any subject - like middle earth, the hidden scrolls or just sports. He once assisted me in a joke with our lab manager, J L Scott. We got in early one morning and we moved every piece of furniture from his office and staged it in the elevator. When our boss arrived for work he called the elevator and then walked right into his office. He came to the lab and knew right away it was us that was responsible. He laughed and then gave us 15 minutes to move it back. Mark and I laughed so hard over this, and I can still picture that day and will always remember that and many other good memories of Mark My deepest condolences to his family during this time of grief and celebration of Mark.
Mike Hough left a message on February 14, 2018:
I had the pleasure of knowing and working closely with Mark for about 16 years at USG. During that time we shared a lot laughs together, even getting mad at each other for causing the other to cough up a lung from laughing too hard when we were under the weather. Always enjoyed traveling together on business, golfing with him and Pam, a bowl of his "Award Winning Chili" and just sharing a story or two on a daily bases. Mark was a unique person, a good friend and someone that I will miss terribly. Godspeed my friend, Godspeed.
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Jeffrey Fogel left a message on February 14, 2018:
I want to extend to the families my heartfelt condolence on the passing of your Dearest Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather Mark. It's at times like these trying to find the correct words are difficult at best. Upon hearing of Mark's passing I could only sit back and reflect on the fabulous times we all shared together on the Chain of Lakes that summer many years ago. Or the years Mark and I fished, played softball for USG or taking Mark to have his first deep dish pizza at Pizzeria Uno. As you gather this week to celebrate the life of our friend, recall when Mark returned from his honeymoon with Pamela and found Bob and I in his living room trying to rebuild his bathroom, which someone else had gutted. I met Mark about 2 weeks after my discharge from the U.S. Army almost 40 years ago, he was more than a friend, he was my Brother! I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. With loving memories of Mark Scalf
Renee Weinberger left a message on February 14, 2018:
I was stunned to learn of Mark's passing. He was one of the first people I worked with when I joined USG, and he was a good teacher. He knew an awful lot about paper, vegetable gardens, and cooking. He always had a good sense of humor. He would always talk about his family at work, and I knew just how important they were in his life, and I know how much his family will be missing him. My condolences and prayers for you in this time.
Jeffrey Fogel left a message on February 14, 2018:
Mike, Mark was not a "chili" aficionado, he was a chili snob! He could talk to you for hours on end on the perfect complexities of a pot of chili. Mark loved tending to his garden, the tomatoes, peppers, chilies had to be just right before going into the chili pot. The ingredients had to cook and simmer for "X" amount of hours before Mark's favorite condiment Cumin, could be added. The pictures you posted of my best friend are wonderful, the picture of him as a Chili Snob, priceless. In all those photos you'll always notice Mark has a smile on his face. He was always a happy camper. When I finish crying, I will comeback and post a wonderful memory from USG softball days.
Benny Thompson left a message on February 14, 2018:
My best friend from mid 70's to when moved from Greeneville. I hadn't seen him since about 1985 but I finally found his phone number and reconnected last year. Dammit Mark I was hoping to throw in a surprise visit this summer. I will always cherish those college years and the trip to Key West. Good bye my friend.
Sally McAmis left a message on February 14, 2018:
My name is Sally and I am Marks' oldest sister. My Mother married Marks' Father when I was 12 and Mark was 6. Our blended family included another brother, Chris who was a year older than Mark. As the years passed we added a sister, Alison and a brother, Jerry. Thinking back, there are so many memories of us all growing up together...simply a family of brothers and sisters. Rest in peace my brother, and know that you were loved by all... Sally
Sally McAmis left a message on February 14, 2018:
My name is Sally and I am one of Mark's sisters. Your words are a beautiful tribute to Mark. He was very blessed to have your friendship for so many years.. Thank you
Mandy Sayles left a message on February 14, 2018:
Prayers for all of you at this time. Wishing I was closer to pay my respects.
Mike Shake left a message on February 14, 2018:
Sad news of Mark's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Mike Hough left a message on February 14, 2018:
In memory of Mark Scalf, Mike Hough lit a candle
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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