Mark E. Pasquinelly
November 10, 1955 – November 13, 2005
“World Masters Judo Champion”
Just two days after his 50th birthday, Mark E. Pasquinelly, of Corey St., Maumee
collapsed, late Saturday evening and passed away just after midnight on Sunday
morning, November 13, 2005.
Mark was born in Toledo to Eugene and Shirley Ann (Bakies) Pasquinelly. He
graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1973 where he was on the
During his service in the U.S. Air Force he competed in wrestling on the AAU
In the sport of Judo, Mark was known world wide and has been involved in the
sport 30 years. Among the many recognitions, he was a 4th Degree Black Belt
in Judo. This past summer in Toronto, Canada, competing in Kata style Judo
with his partner, they won a gold, a bronze and 2 silver medals in the World
Masters competition. He has won five state championships in Shiai in both
Ohio & Michigan from 1983 through 1993. Over the past 5 years, in Masters
level competition, he has won a number of gold, silver and bronze medals in
meets held in Japan, South America and several countries in Europe. In 2004,
Mark was the All Around National Champion in the Miss Fukuda competition in
San Jose, CA.
For the past year he held the position of Health and Safety Manager at the
Sun Oil Refinery where he has worked the past 20 years in the maintenance
department, carpentry shop and control room.
He volunteered his time as a Boy Scout leader at Rosary Cathedral school and
as a Judo instructor each summer Bluffton, OH at the Spirit of the Eagle Judo
Camp. His pastimes included gardening and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Oralia, and 4 daughters, Sarah (William) Petttit,
Jessica, Ann and Ruth Pasquinelly. He is the son of Eugene and the late Shirley
Pasquinelly and stepson of Nicolette Pasquinelly. His grandsons are Xavier
and William Dominic Pettit. Also surviving are his brother, Tom (Carmen) Pasquinelly
and Jesus and Delia Villagomez, his father & mother–in-law, and
nieces, Jessica and Victoria Pasquinelly and nephew, Nicholas.
Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home 1770 S. Reynolds Road Wednesday
4-8 p.m. and Thursday 1-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service Thursday at 7 p.m.
The funeral will begin in the mortuary Friday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass
of Christian Burial in Rosary Cathedral at 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph’s
Cemetery, Maumee. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Tony
Owed Memorial Fund or the Miss Fukuda Scholarship fund