Mark D. Fadely: A Life of Passion, Creativity, and Kindness
Mark D. Fadely, age 62, of Fishers, Indiana, passed away on June 21, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Indianapolis on July 15, 1960, Mark lived a life dedicated to his family, and his commitment to the community and was known for his infectious smile and joy for life.
Mark was raised in Indianapolis, resided in Fishers and attended Orchard Country Day School before completing his secondary education at Brebeuf High School. He met the love of his life, Dina, who not only became his wife in September 1988, but also his lifelong business partner. Together, they built a successful business called Fadely Home Design, working tirelessly to please their customers, and forming a solid partnership based on love, trust, and mutual respect.
Mark displayed an early interest in technology. Fascinated by the mechanical world he could often be found repairing and disassembling gadgets, which lead to his building of radio-controlled helicopters and airplanes. As computers began to revolutionize daily life, this passion quickly evolved into a love for all things digital. Throughout his life, Mark demonstrated a natural talent for adapting to new developments in technology, both in his personal and professional life. Mark’s innovative spirit was evident through his early work in the field of radio-controlled photography, long before drones became popular. In collaboration with Dina, the couple founded SkyKing Photo, Inc., providing beautiful aerial photographs for construction companies and real estate professionals alike. An avid pilot in his earlier years, Mark received his pilot’s license in 1990 from Fishers Metropolitan Airport. He was an award-winning photographer, a columnist for multiple aviation magazines, and an enthusiastic participant in radio-controlled fundraisers and events. Mark’s genuine kindness and love for others were exhibited in all aspects of his life.
Mark would want his faith in Jesus to be highlighted as his legacy. He participated in multiple bible study groups, and he was in a community group for decades. He volunteered for years at Shepherd Community, Brookside Church and Itown Church. He loved to ponder and discuss the scriptures. This is the essence of Mark, full of the joy of the Lord.
Mark lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling, customizing, and planning trips, and discovering new places and experiences. Mark found his greatest joy in cherishing moments with family and friends while engaging in various activities. He enjoyed tennis, pickleball, soccer, golf, cycling, alongside of enjoying spending his time in Florida. His presence, love and humor will be deeply missed during Friday night pickleball games at the warehouse court.
Mark is survived by his wife, Dina Fadely; children, Kirsten and Jack Fadely; brother-in-law, (whom he considered a brother), Henry D. LaFavers (wife, Carolyn); sister, Deb Fadely Raber (husband, Kevin); and his in-laws, Ed and Leona LaFavers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, and Marjorie Fadely
Mark’s warm presence and enduring spirit will be dearly missed by every life he touched. His legacy of kindness and passion will remain vivid in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be made to the Fair Haven Foundation, 1702 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, to help continue Mark’s life-long commitment to giving back to his community.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 12PM-2PM at Flanner Buchanan-Geist, 7855 Cork Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46236. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2PM.