Mark A. Pax age 67, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 9:07 A.M. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 as a result of an auto accident. Mark was born October 11, 1944 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late Oscar & Cordula (Post) Pax.
Mark is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia (Swallow) Pax whom he married May 23, 1975; step children, Deb & Jim Kauffman of Arcanum, Cindy & Roger Wolfe of Union City, Ohio, Mike & Toni Burt of Huntington, West Virginia, Sandy & Anson Whelan of Sadieville, Kentucky, Karen Burt of Troy, Brenda Ganger & Nick of Alanson, Michigan, and David Ganger & Cherie of Sidney; 21 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brothers, Fr. Ulric Pax of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Francis & Joan Pax of Coldwater, John Pax of Camden, David & Marilyn Pax of Celina and Marvin & Jo Ann Pax of Jacksonville, Florida; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Pax of Celina.
In addition to his parents, Mark is also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jennifer Pax; grandchildren, Brandon Ganger, Kevin Burt and Nicole Burt; and brothers, Tom Pax, Fr. Ray Pax and Fr. Bart Pax.
Mark worked at Pax Machine in Coldwater and owned & operated Pax This-N-That Gift Shop in Versailles for 22 yrs. until his retirement. Marked served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 yrs. He graduated from Immaculate Conception in Celina and Ohio Northern University. Mark was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and attended St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia. Mark was also a member of the Versailles V.F.W.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 13, 2012 at St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, with Rev. Fr. Frank Amberger celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com