Mark Hamilton Shankland was born in London, England on January 20, 1957, and died suddenly at his home in Pleasantville, NY on February 13, 2017. For 27 years, he was the beloved and devoted husband of his wife, Ronnie. His greatest pride was his son, James. He loved spending time with his family, whether he was hosting parties with his wife, traveling to the Caribbean, skiing, going to car shows or watching his son play soccer.
He was the loving son of Jane Hume, his mother, and his stepfather, Richard Hume. He was a caring brother to his sisters, Lucinda Seddon, Deirdre Hume and Amber Shankland and to his brothers, Guy and Andrew Shankland.
Mark was a warm-hearted uncle, cousin, son-in-law, brother-in-law, a friend to many, and most recently a grand uncle. He will be sorely missed by all of those who loved him.
Mark graduated from Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England. He had a successful forty year career in the reinsurance industry, most recently as Senior Vice President at Guy Carpenter & Company.
While Mark always loved his home in beautiful England, he also loved his adopted country, the United States, and its people.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mark’s special charity, Save the Children, would be appreciated.
Visitation Wednesday , February 15, 20172-4 & 7-9 PM at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc, Pleasantville, NY , where funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11 AM. Burial following at Amawalk Hill Cemetery, Yorktown Heights, NY.