Mark D’Arcangelo, 67, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 23, 2023. Mark’s sudden calling was a shock to all who loved him which was many. Mark was born to Marian and Jim D’Arcangelo on August 2, 1955. Growing up in Phoenix he attended St. Thomas Elementary and was a Brophy Prep graduate.
Mark pursued his creative side by becoming a career barber. This was a perfect choice as it allowed him to exercise his wonderful ability as a conversationalist. He knew every Beatles song and was not shy in sharing their history as well as a timely song. At family gathering you could always count on mark singing harmony. That passion carried over to his beloved ASU Sun Devil football team where he never missed family tailgating.
Mark was unique in many ways. His humor could be dry, but very clever. One of his greatest joys was to tease anyone who would fall for his shenanigans. His love of his family was always being exhibited. A family party without him always was noticed and was better with him than not. If you were a friend of Mark’s you were a friend for life. He was a most loyal friend.
Mark was the third child of the large D’Arcangelo family. He left behind sisters Chris Fierro (Sam), Margie D’Arcangelo, Carol Watson (John), Mary Cooney (Tom). Mark is joining his deceased brother, Nick in heaven. Many others including nieces, nephews and cousins will miss him.
To know Mark was to love him. He was a kind and gentle spirit. The periodical, “Reader’s Digest” has a section entitled, “The Most Unforgettable Character I’ve Met.” Mark was certainly that. God be with him.
There will be a memorial to celebrate Mark’s life on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 4PM-7PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. On Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1PM a Mass will be celebrated at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.
My deepest condolences to all the family!
I went to St. Thomas the apostle grade school together with Mark.
I have not seen him in many many years but I remember him well.
…. God must have had his heavenly home ready to go….
Sincerely and with deepest condolences
May God rest his soul, I will begin the Divine Mercy chaplet now for his soul.
I’m so sorry to hear of his passing
Dear D’Arcangelo family,
May God embrace Mark and bring him into the eternal light and life of heaven. I was a year ahead of Nick at St. Thomas but I do remember the brothers. May you feel God’s love and compassion in your hearts.
God love you,
Dear Chris, Margie, Carol, and Mary,
We send all our love and condolences to you on this sad occasion. We are so sorry to miss the service. We hold Mark in our hearts, and have prayed for him at the time of his passing. We will certainly miss him.
Joanie, Rob, Aidan, Danny, and Ellie
Dear D’Arcangelo Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Mark’s passing, but now will get to hear The Lord’s stories, firsthand.
Mark was such a nice, caring and guy and was solid in his Catholic Faith.
Both Mark & Nick went to STA with my sisters, and they also had a blast together at Brophy/Xaiver.
Many fun family times together at STA, and Mark was a calm, joyful & caring guy, that will be truly missed.
The Wilkinson Family sends our prayers & condolences but will “book” Mark for a “trim” in heaven.
Well done good & faithful servant and please tell Big Jim, Chiefy & Iggie hello from all of us kids (Marian & MaryJo too).
Under the same wing, Chris & Laura Wilkinson
I did not know Mark well, but remember spending time with him at Northern Arizona University.
One memory is me embroidering him a Peace Sign patch for his jeans. It was the mid-70s. A random memory. You will be missed. Gone too soon.
Pamela Armijo Zaragoza
Mark worked in my Barber Shop at ASU for some years. He was easy going. We use to play name that song, band, year, using Alexa at the shop.
We were both Beatles fanatics. So we shared many Beatles facts between the us.
I would go late at night to cut families hair. He was always still there watching either, baseball, football, or basketball games. Sometimes till 8-9 at night. He loved his sports and anything Sun Devil related.
He will be truly missed by all that came in contact with him at the Barber Shop.
Thank you and you will be forever missed.
Pamela Armijo Zaragoza