Mark W. Dushnyck Obituary

Mark W.  Dushnyck
Mark W. Dushnyck

January 26, 1948 - June 25, 2018
Born in New York, New York
Resided in Bedminster, New Jersey



Mark W. Dushnyck

70, died on June 25, 2018.

Mark was born in Manhattan on January 26, 1948, the only child of Walter and Mary Dushnyck, who were very active in the Ukrainian community. Mark grew up and spent most of his life in Brooklyn before moving to Bedminster, NJ in 2015. He graduated from Fordham University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Economics and in 1971 with a Master of Economics. He was a distribution analyst for International Paper in New York for 10 years and held various positions with the U.S. Army over a 30-year period. His positions included Commander of the 361st Public Affairs Detachment of the 77th Army Reserve Command in New York and full-time Operations Officer of the 353rd Civil Affairs Command in the Bronx. During his career, he participated in many civil-military exercises in Africa, Italy and Germany. Mark retired as a Colonel in 2001. He was a member of the Civil Affairs Association and the Military Officers Association of America.
Family and friends will remember Mark for his laughter, and for his love of travel, classic movies, and the New York Yankees and Rangers. He kept his many friends and former military colleagues connected to each other over the years, never forgetting a birthday and organizing an annual holiday party affectionately known as the “Holiday Hartmut.” He loved dancing to oldies at the Top O' Th' Hill in Bridgewater and sharing a meal with family and friends at local restaurants. He was an avid reader of newspapers and books. He loved the Revolutionary War history of the Bedminster area and was a member of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

Mark is survived by his loving life partner and best friend Cynthia J. McManus Crosson, and her family, his cousin Brian Cunningham and his wife Bebe as well as their child Katie and her husband Patrick. Mark was Katie’s godfather, and she viewed him as a second father. He also leaves behind cousins Jeffery and Erin and many devoted friends. Mark will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be July 26, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville, NJ.

A memorial mass will be held July 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave, Somerville, followed by a luncheon at the Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 Route 28, Bridgewater. Private interment.

Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517,Topeka, Kansas 66675 and The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills to the donation organizations on Mark Dushnyck's website: 15 West Oak Street, P.O. Box 136, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. To send condolences to the family, visit

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Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville,, NJ US 08876
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876
Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00 AM


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