Mark A. Oakes

Mark A. Oakes, 56, Roaring Spring, died Monday at home.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Orville M. and R. June (Showalter) Oakes.

Surviving are two sons: Josh of State College and Matt of Roaring Spring; a child whom Mark helped raise, Shawn Smith of Altoona; and a sister, Marsha Puhak and husband, Gregory, of Sterling, Va.

Mark was a 1975 graduate of Central High School and had worked for the Roaring Spring Post Office. He was baptized in Leamersville Church of the Brethren. He was an associate member of the Ray-Camp VFW Post, Roaring Spring, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting pool and darts and throwing horseshoes.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, by Pastor Tina Sell. Interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Roaring Spring.