The Obit For Mark DeSarro

Mark V. DeSarro

Published in the Lake Norman Citizen.on March 9, 2012

Mr. DeSarro 53, of Charlotte died Saturday, Feb. 25, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1958, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Nancy DeSarro. He was a teacher at Bailey Middle School in Huntersville.

He is a former professional baseball umpire, working at nearly nearly every level including youth leagues, NCAA Division I and Division II, and the Class A professional leagues. He moved to Charlotte in 2008 and worked not only as a science teacher at Bailey Middle, but was also a football coach at the school. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.

He is survived by his daughter, Aubrey DeSarro-Garman and her husband Jeremy, of Antioch, Tenn.; and sisters, Mary Jo Schmidbauer of East Liverpool, Loretta Shafer, of East Liverpool, and Michele Porter, and her husband, Mark, of Woodbridge, Va.; and one grandchild.

A mass of Christian burial was held at Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysis Church in East Liverpool. Burial was at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville, Ohio. 

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the East Liverpool Athletic Booster Club, 100 Maine B., East Liverpool, Ohio 43920; or the Columbiana County Umpire Association, in care of Bob Woomer, 148 South Surry Road, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920; or the Mark DeSarro Memorial Fund at Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC 28031.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Huntersville served the family with local arrangements.