Roll of Honor

Mark A. Zielinski Sr.

Mark A. Zielinski Sr.

  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Matteson Fire Department
  • Illinois
  • Age: 49
  • Year of Death: 2015

Mark was a wonderful and loving husband and father. He was compassionate and spirited. He loved his family and his profession as a firefighter/paramedic. Being a father and husband gave him happiness. No matter the situation, he always carried his responsibilities with pride and diligence.

Mark embarked on his career as a firefighter/paramedic 25 years ago at Harvey Fire Department and later joined Matteson Fire Department. Mark was very proud of being in the fire service and being an arson and bomb investigator. The fire service was a defining element of Mark’s life. He enjoyed teaching and had a charismatic teaching method. He also enjoyed being a practical joker among his “brothers” in the fire service. He loved to laugh, and when he spoke the truth, he spoke it loud!

His straightforward, honest, and truth-seeking spirit extends through both his family and his firefighter family.

Mark is survived by his wife, Natasha; his children, Jennifer, Kelly, Breanna, Michelle, Amanda, Mark Jr., and Matthew; and stepchildren, Francis, Evelyn, and Lola.