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“Sharon and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. We always enjoyed his joke or clever story when we would see him. The beautiful...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Jo Chignoli - NM

“The staff at Walgreens will miss his smile and especially his jokes. He always brought a smile to my face every time he was at the store. My deepest...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rosemary Darin - Joliet, IL

“Very early on a March morning in 1982, my father had a massive coronary in a hotel room while vacationing on Treasure Island, FL. He was gone in an...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Brockett - Geneva, IL

“Truly sorry to hear of Mark's passing. The Dames family funeral services have been there for my family from the loss of my dear grandmother, to both...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen French - MARION, IL

“With our deepest sympathy to the Dames Family. We are sorry for your loss. The Conley Family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marilyn Conley - Shorewood, IL

“I saw him about two years ago in a restaurant, and he greeted everyone at the table with a smile and a positive remark about their family. He was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tony Contos - Joliet, IL

“My condolences to the family. Mark will be remembered for all the good things he did, his kindness at times when we all needed it ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Carmella Boucher - Hollywood, FL

“My condolences to the family. Mark will be remembered for all the good things he did. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carmells Boucher - Hollywood, FL

“Our sympathies. He was a fine man and neighbor. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Linda and Gary Trager - Joliet, IL

“I only met your father once a very sweet man my deepest sympathy ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: priscilla steg - joliet, IL

“So sorry to hear the news; I always thought of him as a very nice man. I remember the times when I worked at the Herald-News taking obits, he would...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jody Carlson - Fairfax, VA

“It was my privilege to know Mark and work with him during the past thirty plus years. Our community is a little better place because he was a part...Read More »
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MARK L. DAMES of Joliet, IL died February 8, 2020 at the age of 87. He worked alongside his father, Fred and brother, Joel at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home until his father's passing in 1962. His sons, Jeffrey, Brian and Fred continue the family's legacy. Mark remained involved in the business following his retirement in 2002. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a 50 year award recipient and a lifetime member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.