October 7, 1957 ~ May 14, 2019

Born in: Festus, Missouri
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Mark V. Primo, age 61, a resident of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, passed away on May 14, 2019.

Mark Loved to travel, experiencing new places and adventures. He loved spending time outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing. His passion was photography and he was most proud of his nature and landscape photos.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Paul V. Primo. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hruskocy, his mother, Norma J. Primo (Kausler), Sisters Laura Seavers, Paula Rose, Barbara Primo-Johnson, and his Brothers David Primo, Michael Primo, and James Primo as well as two children from a previous marriage; Katie Primo and Andrew Primo.

Please share memories of Mark or condolences with his family in the guestbook below.




Memorial Service: May 18, 2019 2:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Reception: May 18, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

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Memories Timeline


  1. My dear Brother, you will be missed until we meet again. You were a shining example of a good man, loving father, brother and son. Your sense of humor will be missed too, say hello to daddy from me. See you later!

  2. George Seavers Mark my Brother best man I have ever known I love you and will always miss you until we meet again Fly High Brother Love you so much

  3. I love you so much, Dad. I can’t believe you’re gone. You were a strong warrior all the way until the end. Keep watch over us up there. I miss you so much.

  4. Dear Katie, So sorry to hear of your loss… I know he is looking down and thinking what a wonderful daughter I have! Marty Spencer

      So sorry to hear of your loss…………I know he is looking down with pride at what a wonderful daughter .
      Marty Spencer

  5. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss. Praying healing comfort over you and your family Katie.

  6. Mark, growing up folks thought we were twins. You were the left hand to my right hand. My mentor as a young boy, teacher, best friend. You moved away when we were in our early 20’s. We missed out on so much of our adult life together and now you are gone. My heart is broken. I look forward to that day when we meet again. I love you brother. Always and forever!

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in John 5:28, 29 and 1 Corinthians 15:26, where God promises that we will be reunited with our loved ones here on earth in the near future and will never have to fear losing them again.

  8. For the entire Primo family, my 2nd family, to Momma Primo, to Mark’s kids, and Carole. My heart weighs heavy with the loss of Mark. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mark had such a great since of humor and it was always fun watching all the Primo brothers and sisters cracking jokes, especially the boys trying to outdo each other.

    It is a relief to know Mark is no longer in pain and is now with his Dad cracking jokes and talking about the good times. Mark is resting peacefully now and will always be there. Love to each and every one of you.

  9. Carole, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that all of the wonderful memories you made with Mark can provide you comfort during this difficult time. ❤️

  10. Our deepest and sincerest sympathy to my sister, Carole, and the entire Primo family, especially his dear Katie and Andy. Mark will forever be remembered for his humor, his wit, his expertise in games (especially Guesstures), his love of history, his love of the Cardinals and stats (never losing his St. Louis connection), his love of exploring and nature (always capturing its beauty behind his lens), his story telling, his love of life and planning for his and Carole’s next excellent adventure.
    Mark and Carole were both the middle child of 7 siblings, but their similarities didn’t end there. They were perfect together in their love of nature and many things and were great life partners.
    We will forever remember their beautiful Rocky Mountain chapel wedding and be grateful for his pictorial calendars to the family at Christmas.
    Mark had a special talent and passion behind his camera and the many picture books he created are a testament to this and will help keep his memory alive. He especially captured some unbelievable sights on his and Carole’s awesome trip to Africa.
    Sadly gone too soon; he will truly be missed but his memory will live on. Love, Ken and Janice Speaks

  11. We want to send our condolences to Carole and the Primo Family. So glad you were able to find a good man like that to be your partner, but sorry that it was such a short time. May God bless you and keep you in his care. Love, Uncle Ron & Aunt Barb

  12. You were a brother to me – you were two when I met you. You were one of the finest people I have ever known. Rest In Peace – no more pain. You were loved.

  13. Carol, Andrew, and Katie, I can’t begin to tell you the sorrow I have in my heart over the loss of Mark. I grew up in the house next door and knew Mark until his move to Colorado. The childhood memories we created in our neighborhood were endless and I loved him like a brother. The whole Primo family was like my family. One of the best things about facebook was being able to touch base with old childhood friends and I was able to catch up with all the “Primo” happenings over the years. My husband passed 8 years ago and Mark took the time to send me a personal message about his struggles with cancer and well, just an upbeat message to hang on. At the time he was doing well and we all had hoped he had beat this monster. I absolutely love all the adventures we got to see Mark and Carol take. His pictures were breathtaking and his sense of adventure so active. I will miss him and my heart goes out to you and the family during this trying time of loss and heartbreak.

  14. Katie and Andy,

    I loved your dad for his dry humor and steadiness. He was a great cook. I still have his recipes for mashed potatoes with the peel, egg nog, and Cole slaw. When I got divorced, he was one of the few who showed no judgement and did little things to help me out. A little thing, but special to me, was a gift of Its a Wonderful Life. I watch this movie every year and think of him. A kind man, your dad.

  15. Holding Carole, Andy, Katie, and the Primo and Hruskocy families in our thoughts. Bill and I will greatly miss our friend Mark, especially his smile, laugh, and great sense of humor. We shared with Carole and Mark a love of travel, photography, and good wine. Their beautiful wedding day remains a terrific memory. We still laugh when we think of Mark quipping, “whatever” during his vows (had to be there). We will miss you, Mark. Thank you for teaching us to cherish life and to live in the moment. A hui hou kā kou (until we meet again).

  16. Mark came in to Carole’s life when she really needed it, and they loved and supported one another ever since. So glad you had such wonderful times together, so sad it ended too soon. Deepest sympathy, warmest thoughts, brightest hope that all those awesome memories and stunning photographs sustain and nourish you Carole.

  17. So very sorry for your loss, Carole. We all know the cruelty of cancer. You both had a wonderful life. Keep his memory deep in your heart. They say time heals…take it from me ..it’s only words. Love his memory. Cousin Susan

  18. Carole,
    You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I just heard about Mark’s passing. I am so very sorry. Friends and family posted thoughtful condolences talking about Mark’s photography and how he captured your adventures together. It would be a privilege to see some of Mark’s photos next time we are together.

  19. Mark, Your life was too short, and I barely knew you.
    Sad that the miles between us kept us from being better acquainted.

    Cousins in a big extended family scattered over 2/3rds of the USA.

    Sorry I failed to reach out to you while I prayed for you daily as Aunt Norma requested.
    Steve Primo

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