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Mark Boock
Updated On: Sep 20, 2010

Mark Boock


Mark Boock  
Mark Boock, 57, a lifelong resident of South Scranton, died February 21, 2009 when stricken ill while photographing the Scranton Fire Department fighting a fire in South Scranton. He and his wife, the former MaryAnn Crolick, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on that day.

Born in Scranton, son of Gloria Biggs Boock, Scranton, and the late William G. "Buddy" Boock, he was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, was educated in the Scranton public school system and graduated from Scranton Technical High School, class of 1970. He graduated from Johnson School of Technology as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, class of 1973, and the Armstrong Flooring School Installation of Flooring, class of 1973. He was a founding member and past president of the Anthracite Post Card Club, a member of the Lackawanna Historical Society and an honorary member of the International Association of Firefighters, Scranton Local 60. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker for 37 years, working for American Cabinet, Haynos Kitchens, Gleason Kitchens and most recently, Quaker Maid Kitchen as a customer service representative.

He had a passion for Scranton history, with special interest in the Fire Department. He was recognized as the historian of the Fire Department, often receiving requests for information on older members. He wrote two books about the Fire Department, as he wanted to permanently document its history, "The Pictorial History of the Scranton Fire Department," in 1988 and "Where Duty Calls, There You Will Find Us — Firefighting in Scranton, PA," in 1996.

He was a great advocate for the Fire Department and worked to document and preserve its history. He was often seen at the scene of Scranton fires and attended their various functions to capture the moments on film. He has passed on his love of Scranton history and the Fire Department to his sons, who will carry on the tradition in his loving memory.

He was the proud owner of a 1929 Brockway fire engine and had a great love of music, spending weekends searching for something new to add to his collection of music.


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