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Mark A. Tennant

February 12, 1983 — January 14, 2021

Mark A. Tennant, 37, of 417 N. Broad Street, Ridgway, died on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a short illness.

He was born on February 12, 1983, in DuBois, a son of Michael Tennant and Donna Frase Geiser.

On May 20, 2006, he married Hannah Plyler, she survives of Ridgway.

Mark was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Ridgway High School.  Over the years, he had been employed by Tory Tool and Die.  Mark loved his guinea pig, Oreo, and riding on the Rails to Trails.  An avid Steelers and Yankees fan, Mark also enjoyed sitting by the fire and spending time with his wife.  He had a great love of cars, and always enjoyed Nascar as well.  He was active with the Ridgway Fire Police for many years.

In addition to his wife of nearly 15 years, Hannah Plyler Tennant, and his parents; Michael (Kim) Tennant and Donna (Scott) Geiser, he is survived by three siblings; Ben Oknefski of California, Ryan Tennant of Williamsport and Alyssa Vitale of Williamsport. He is also survived by paternal grandparents Glenn and Shirley Tennant of Waynesboro, his in-laws; Paul and Barb Plyler of Ridgway; and a brother-in-law; Michael (Carrie) Plyler of St. Marys.  He is additionally survived by several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew; Jordan Plyler, by his godson; Paul Benson, and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

A Memorial Service for Mark A. Tennant will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 with Rev. Ron Burkett officiating.

Family and friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Rails to Trails.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA is entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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