Mark Joseph Vugrinec, devoted to family

July 28, 2020

Mark Joseph Vugrinec, 72, of Lewes passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Abington Hospital, Jefferson Health in Abington, Pa. He was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Joseph and Lillian (Mertes) Vugrinec.

Mark loved to fish, travel, play golf with his children, and hold family get-togethers. He owned First State Homes and developed several subdivisions throughout Delaware. During his retirement, Mark enjoyed being a travel agent, preparing cruises and vacations for his family and friends. In his later years, he became a dog lover and treasured the time spent with his best four-legged pal, Duke. Mark's last family gathering was the celebration of his granddaughter's graduation party, where all the family was together to celebrate the great achievement. All of his children would say the most memorable aspect of his life was the devotion to family and time spent with all.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Vugrinec; his daughters: Megan Latham and her husband James, and Reinie Thompson and her husband Kevin; his son, Micah Vugrinec and his wife Katherine; and his granddaughter, Jessie Latham. 

Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mark's memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241, or Grass Roots Rescue, P.O. Box 422, Milton, DE 19968.

Please visit Mark's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at



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