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Posted on: January 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wayne County Mourns Passing of Mark Graziadio

An image of the door to the County Courthouse draped in black bunting for the late Mark Graziadio.

HONESDALE – Former Wayne County Commissioner Mark Graziadio, of White Mills, died Sunday at the age of 67. He is survived by Sue, his wife of 46 years.

Remembered for his infectious laugh and community service, Graziadio held the position of County Commissioner for one term from 2000-2003. A Democrat, he served as chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party and on the Democratic State Committee.

After 35 years, Graziadio retired in 2018 as the vice president of marketing from Honesdale National Bank, where he was well-known as the voice of many of the bank’s radio commercials. He also served for years as president of Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County and on the board of the NEPA Alliance.

A graduate of Scranton Prep, he went on to attend the University of Scranton where he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. He worked at Giant Markets for 14 years and took a position with PennDOT’s Wayne County office as a clerk before ultimately being hired by Honesdale National Bank in January of 1983, where he remained until his retirement. 

Commissioner Jocelyn Cramer said, “This is a loss for our entire community. Mark was as dependable and compassionate as they come. At a time when the world needs it most, we lost a very effective and respectful leader, who loved life, Wayne County and his beautiful wife Sue of 46 years very much. Mark will be deeply missed for a very long time.”

“It’s a tragic loss, my condolences go out to his friends and family,” Commissioner Brian Smith said.  

Commissioner Joe Adams said, “Witnessing his involvement in the community with the NEPA Alliance and Habitat for Humanity, we lost a true community servant and a gentleman. He’ll be greatly missed.”

Commissioners ordered black bunting be draped above the front entrance of the Courthouse until his funeral service.  

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