Obituaries

Mark Joseph DiVito

January 15, 1963 - July 16, 2020

After suffering a heart attack and fighting hard for several days, Mark Joseph DiVito, passed away on July 16, 2020 in Oak Lawn. His family is very proud of how hard he fought and his selflessness. Mark was an organ donor and his gift was able to save the life of a recipient in Wisconsin. The family is confident that this would have made Mark happy, although slightly annoyed that the recipient is a Packers fan, as Mark was a diehard Bears fan! He was born on January 15, 1963 to Alex and Norma (nee Lee) DiVito in Oak Park. He was united in marriage to Alleisa “Leisa” L. Allen on October 7, 1995 in Lake Forest.  

Mark was a family man first and foremost. Daily quality time was something that the family will always treasure. He valued daily family walks, meals at the dinner table and our many family traditions. Mark’s children were the absolute light of his life. He was proud of their many accomplishments. He was prouder of the people they have grown into and the friends they had become to him. Mark was supremely proud of his daughter Mia and her pursuit of a nursing degree at his alma mater Loyola University of Chicago. He was equally proud of his son Max and his recent acceptance to the Grainger School of Engineering at the University of Illinois. His children will forever be his greatest joy and accomplishment in his life.

As a husband, no one could have dreamed or asked for a better best friend, husband, and father. He was able to turn our lives into a beautiful gift and we will treasure every memory and moment we had together. He was the rock of our family and always put his family first.

We will all miss our Marky beyond what words could possibly ever express. The numerous gifts he shared with his family left us truly blessed. As a “Dead Head”, Mark absolutely loved going to see The Grateful Dead with his best friends. Traveling was a love and included trips to Florida, Galena, Italy (his favorite), Paris, Belgium, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, and many many States. He hiked Half Dome in Yosemite with his friends in his 20’s and loved that he planned a trip with the kids to experience the hikes and his love for Yosemite in 2018.

Cooking truly was a passion and it ranged from grilling, making fresh pasta, and making his gravy (red sauce) from scratch. It did not stop there as Mark was a true foodie (some would say food diva) enjoying cookie day and making lunches for the kids to take to school. Other passions included riding his bicycle, running, wine, the annual boys trip to the Ozarks, twinning, and many other adventures. He took daily walks with his dogs, Gracie and Lola AKA Boo Boo, which he genuinely enjoyed. In addition, Mark also has completed marathons and cherished the chance to volunteer. He instilled the value of giving back in his children, always taking the kids to volunteer and attending charitable galas whenever the opportunity presented.

Mark leaves behind his loving wife Leisa, his two children Mia and Max, and many special family members including Al, Linda, Jeff, Jessica, Beth, Nancy, David, Gregory, Christopher, Dee, Jim, Michael, Michael, Chris, Dora, Sam, Christopher, Janet & Tyler his many cousins, aunts & uncles. We would also like to mention his childhood friends, the baseball and sports families, Max’s friends: “The Boys”, Mia’s friends: “The Girls”, and his many other friends.

in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Max & Mia's college funds. Contact Allison Baker 678-662-3386 / allisonabaker@yahoo.com. Melissa McMahon - 847-334-5607 / melissamcmahon24@gmail.com

The family encourages everyone to become an organ donor if you are not so currently. Volunteering is also a great way to honor Mark.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 21, 2020 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Avenue in Batavia.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the visitation will be limited. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering. Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visit a brief one in order that all who would like to attend will have a change to do so. Once you have exited the funeral home, we ask you to depart immediately so there are no gatherings outside of our facility. 

The DiVito family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and different times. For additional clarification, please contact the funeral home or family directly.

As Mark would often say "Thank God for Today, Tomorrow, & Yesterday." 

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com

Guest Book

  • Austin & Salisa Nelson Our prayers are with Leisa, Mia, and Max. May you find strength in these tough times. God bless the family.
  • Libby Clarke Leisa, Mia, and Max, Our hearts are broken for you. What an extremely great man the world has lost. He was full of love for each of you and one of the best fathers I've ever known. We will always be here for you. God Bless
  • The Dunn Family Our hearts go out to your family. Mark was so easy to talk to and we enjoyed the times we spent together. May he rest in peace knowing what an amazing family raised.
  • The Mitchell Family Our deepest condolences to the DiVito family as you mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Gary & Donna Urwiler So very sorry for your loss! Mark was an awesome person and we so enjoyed his company! Our pleasure to donate to gift of hope!!!
  • Juliette Barrett Each night we shed a silent tear, As we speak to you in prayer. To let you know we love you, And just how much we care. Take our million teardrops, Wrap them up in love, Then ask the wind to carry them, To you in heaven above.