Mark A. Maldonado, Sr., 42, of Lorain, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Mark was born at St. Joseph Hospital and was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a multi-sport star athlete. A 1994 graduate of Southview High School, Mark led the school football team as he represented them in the North verses South all star game his senior year. Mark's illustrious athletic career led him to be a passionate sports fan of Cleveland's pro sports teams and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He regularly wore sports jerseys and on football game day he would be wearing his famous "Buckeye" necklace. Mark enjoyed playing jokes on people; but he also was known to help out friends and family especially with landscaping and other projects. Most of all, Mark was thoughtful and generous and was the "best gift giver." He is survived by two sons, Mark Jr. and Isaiah (Natalia); granddaughter-to-be Camila; parents Jesus and Nydia Maldonado and two sisters Bruni Maldonado and Mickey Badillo (Leo). He was preceded in death by his brother Jesus "Junior" Maldonado. The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway Ave., Lorain, on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm, with a service taking place at 7:00pm. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11:30am at the funeral home, with an hour of visiting to begin at 10:30am. Rev. Daniel Reyes will officiate. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. To leave the family an online condolence please visit www.rsgfuneralhome.com.