Mark N. Beers, age 59, of Platea, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at home after a short illness. Born in Kane, PA on August 17, 1956, Mark was the son of the late Gordon L. and Valjean M. Witherell Beers.

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Family members include his wife, Laurie Ann Wolf Beers; three daughters- Danyel Thompson, Kristen Griffith, and April Godel; a brother, Thomas Beers and his wife Autumn; a sister, Lori Harrison and her husband Jim; his Aunt Jean Beers and Uncle Mark Williams; and several grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Friday from 4 – 6 p.m., and the funeral service will be there Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Marshall Lillie will officiate. Burial will follow in Platea Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mark’s name may be given to the family or funeral home.