Obituary of Mark Livolsi

Mark Allen Livolsi, age 56, of Pasadena, CA, Howell, NJ and Canonsburg, PA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Mark was born April 10, 1962 in St. Claire Hospital to Donna L. Mastrangioli Livolsi and the late Charles P. Livolsi, an illustrator and caricature artist from whom Mark drew much of his artistic talent. As a child, his fondness for pop culture and filmmaking were the first sparks of an illustrious career later in life. Mark graduated from Canon-McMillan High School in 1980 and went on to attend Penn State University, where he met his college sweetheart and wife-to-be, Maria Monica Falsetta. Upon graduation, he moved to Howell, NJ and married Maria on October 5, 1985. Mark began his career in New York City, determined to make an impression on the film industry. Nearly a decade and two children later, it led him to Los Angeles, where he soon carved out his niche as a feature film editor, cutting such humorous and heartwarming hits as "The Wedding Crashers", "The Devil Wears Prada", "The Blind Side", and "Wonder". Mark was a thirty-year industry veteran and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinema Editors. During this time he earned four Eddie Award nominations, the latest for his work on "Saving Mr. Banks". In recent years, Mark helped to break new filmmaking ground with his work on Disney's Oscar-winning "The Jungle Book" and soon-to-be-released "The Lion King", where he worked alongside his son, Mark.

In addition to his wife Maria and mother Donna, Mark is survived by his two beloved children Madeleine Elvira Livolsi and Mark Charles Livolsi; his brother Timothy Livolsi and wife Pam (Rizzio) Livolsi and their children, Timothy Jr., Lindsay, and Ryan Livolsi of State College, PA; his mother's longtime companion Anthony (Tony) Porco; his aunt and uncle Josie and Joe D'Orazio; his in-laws, Frank and Mary Falsetta of Brick, NJ; future son-in-law Daniel Desantis; lifelong family dog Opie Livolsi; and many loving cousins and friends. Deceased in addition to his father are his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Catherine Underkoffler Mastrangioli and his paternal grandparents, Mario and Frances Camerata Livolsi.

Family and friends remember Mark's many wonderful qualities. He was an avid collector, a talented creator, an earnest friend, a loving husband, and a wise father. Those that survive will cherish his memory evermore and strive to live up to his example of kindness in life. Mark will never be forgotten, and never truly gone; for as a wise mandrill once said, "He lives in you". Mark always was, and will be, the Heart of the Livolsi's.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Interment will be private. For those who desire, contributions in Mark's memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.