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Get Well, Mark

Mark, his wife Beth and their children, welcome your thoughts and prayers. Mark has always considered himself a blessed member of three families; his own, our KLTV team, and you, our family of East Texas viewers.

We've set up two ways for you to reach out to Mark. You can send your email to, or you can write the station at P.O. Box 957, Tyler, Texas, 75710.

You can also come here to read the get well wishes, and pass more along.

We know your kind words will help speed Mark's recovery and lift the spirits of him and his family.

From all of us at KLTV, thank you for all you've done and will do for Mark.

Your Emails and Letters:

  • Having trouble going to sleep w/o my nightly dose of mark scirto! get well soon! - John, lindale
  • Mark, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray you have a speedy recovery. Sincerely, Kelly Eltife 
  • We just learned that you had successful surgery today.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we wish you a speedy recovery.  We hope you are able to return to work soon.  God Bless You! Bob & Suzie Watson, Pittsburg, TX

  • Mark, we have gotten email updates on your illness and recovery from our church, Rose Heights. We have been praying for you and were glad to see this opportunity to email you and let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We are happy to hear that you received good news after surgery, and will continue to lift you up in prayer. God is good---All the time. Greg and Kathy Fergueson and family Maddy, Sarah, and Michael

  • Just heard about your surgery, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and get some rest so we can see your smiling face soon.

  • To our favorite weatherman: We wish you well, and send prayers to you and your family, from ours. You make the weather interesting, educational and fun!! Thank you. Shane, Misty, Cheyenne & Hunter~ Quitman, Texas

  • Dear Mark, We miss you and can't wait until you are well enough to go back to work, bringing us the best weather reports on all channels in Tyler. When we are having bad weather we always tune in to you first and foremost! We are praying for your quick recovery! Sincerely, George and Yvonne McDonald

  • Mark: I'm so sorry that you were ill, and had to have surgery.  As you know, you are very special to our family, because of your kind message about music teachers after my Dad died. Please get well soon, and know that the thoughts and prayers of thousands of your fans are with you and your family -- and special ones from us! Now I will tell you what people told me -- just lay back, relax, and do what you are told! LOL. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as you are able. Sincerely, Patty Highfill McKinney, Jerry McKinney, Daisy Highfill

  • Mark,We just heard on the 5PM news that you were ill and we wanted to send out best wishes for a speedy recovery. You and your family are in our prayers and we will be thinking about you and missing you for our daily forecast. It just won't be the same, but we will trust your coworker metrologist to do a great job in your absence. Take care of yourself, God Bless, The Carr's, Winona, Texas

  • You and your family are in our prayers. We will miss you! Get well soon! We can't wait to have you back! Richard & Denise, Lindale.

  • hi mark, i just heard you are in the hospital and had surgery. i want to let you know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers and will pray for a speedy recovery,  get well soon. betty filip,  mineola tx.

  • Dear Mark and family: My husband and I were so surprised to hear about your emergency surgery.  We want you to know that you are in our prayers - for whatever the cause may be.  We live close to your Mom, and in the next month, will be next door. If she should need anything, please let her know that we are here for her - anytime. Paul and Joan Fleck

  • God bless you Mark, get well soon ! Pauline

  • Hello Mark, Just one of your viewers writing to wish you the best in your recovery. With this storm coming tonight, I sure wish you were at the station keeping us updated. You do a wonderful job. May God bless you with a speedy recovery. Hollice and Martha Joiner, Winnsboro, Texas

  • Mark, may you hurry and get well, we miss you.   Nancy D from Hideaway, Tx


  • Mark and family:  Please know our family is praying for ALL of you.  You, and the rest of the KLTV family are like OUR family.  We love seeing you at Cheddars as well.  We suspected something was wrong when Kristine had trouble giving the news last Thursday and when the weather came on after sports.  We know the Lord has His hand on you, so just rest in Him.  We are anxious to see you back, but please, take all the time you need to heal. Our love, best wishes and prayers, Ray and Alice Kissel, Whitehouse, TX

  • We're praying for you.  Take care of yourself!!, Jim and Jeannie Huie

  • Dear Mark: As longtime viewers and as members of your Cathedral family, we are doubly happy to hear that your surgery went well. May God continue to bless you, Beth, the children, and little Lily! Dan and Diane Jager

  • Get well soon , Mark . We miss you. Your neighbors,  Kenny & Wanda Perkey

  • Mark, You have been on the Altar Society Prayer Chain. We are thankful for the report that you are recovering from the surgery. Our prayers will continue for you and your family. Come back soon as we miss you. Katie Chrietzberg

  • Hi Mark, Just want to send our best wishes for a quick recovery. Father Kelly announced at Mass Sunday at St. Mary Magdalene Church that you were taken ill and asked for the congregations prayers.Everyone was shocked at the news. We all prayed together for you at that time, and I know that we all will continue our prayers for your complete and swift recovery. We introduced ourselves to you recently at Mario's. We are fellow Yankees ... having moved from Syracuse to Tyler thirteen years ago. We love it here as we know you do. Our daughter Valerie went to college at Daemen in Amherst and when she got engaged, she and my son-in-law went to their favorite jeweler in Lockport, where you are from, to have him design their rings.  When we first started watching you on KLTV doing the weather ....we instantly fell in love with you and your charm and immense knowledge of forecasting. Then we learned that you were a transplanted Yankee like ourselves and loved you even more!! May our Lord be with you Mark, and may He keep his arms around you until you are completely well. May He give your family the strength and stamina to help them through these difficult days, until you are home with them again. With our sincere thoughts and prayers, Sharon and Stan Sobotka, Flint

  • May God protect and heal you quickly.  We will miss you.  Wishing your family well. Whitfield's @ Hideaway

  • Sorry to hear about your surgery, but I miss you when your not on to tell the weather.GET WELL SOON!! MISS YOUR SMILING FACE! MISS MOORE MT.VERNON TX

  • Hey, Mark, get well quick so you can catch some of those big 'ol bass before the spawn is over! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Robert and Brandy Starks

  • Dear Mark: I received an email today about your illness.  My prayers are with you and your family. Diane

  • I miss you already.. get well soon.. God bless you and your family Linda, Kilgore

  • Had no idea that you were into a medical situation, thought that you were vacationing, or the like. Wish for you a speedy recovery as that contagious smile is missed. June Cook Oleander Dr.

  • OMG Mark! You have to know that EVERYONE is wishing you the fastest recovery ever!  You don't know my husband... but he only notices things that involve golfing or racing...(or his work), but he has even said, "Where is Mark tonight?"  I told him you must be on a long weekend, golfing, or something.  Wait till I tell him!  He's not going to like this at all!!! PLEASE GET WELL SOON!!!!!!  WE MISS YOU!!!!!  WE WILL BE SAYING OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU & YOURS!!! Your the best! *an every night watcher!* Judy & Rick Kylmala

  • May GOD bless you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. I pray you get well soon and have a speedy recovery. We miss seeing you. All our prayers, Pam and family


  • Dear Mark, We were just watching the 5:00 KLTV news as we always do this time of day only to discover that you had surgery and are still hospitalized.  We want you to know Mark that our prayers are with you and your family. We wish you a speedy recovery and will continually look forward to seeing that wonderful man with a smile as big as Texas who is also our favorite weather man! In Christian Love, Christine and Ted Zaik

  • Mark,  Our family  watches you  every night, and so will miss you while you are gone. Please rest and hope your recovery is real fast. You are the best weatherman ever Warmly, Linda Lindsey

  • Hey Mark Hope you get to feeling better real soon, So sorry to hear of your medical troubles. If there is anything I can do to help you or your family let mr know. Rick Hall

  • Our prayers are with you, Mark. Love, Ed & Pebble Kaup

  • Mark we are praying and hoping for a speedy recovery. We miss you. Robert & Sonia Baez      

  • Geez, I miss your smiling face - Hurry up, do what you're told and come back to us. Much love to you. I'll be praying for you. God Bless, B. A. Nicholas Winnsboro, Tx.

  • Hi Mark, Wishing you a speedy recovery.  You are missed at the station (my candy bowl is staying too full!), and on the air!  It's just not the same around here. I know you have lots of love and support, and that makes me feel a little better.  But, if you or Beth need anything, don't hesitate to ask. May our Loving Lord restore you to full health and bless you abundantly. In Christ, Cindy Dotson

  • Just heard on the 5 o'clock news that you are ill and have had successful surgery today.  We will all miss our favorite "weatherman" and hope you listen to the docs and get well soon so we can see you again on 7.  Take care and God Bless you.  My prayers to you and your family.  Gloria Wyvill - Henderson

  •     We just learned of your illnees & surgery, Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with you and your family, we pray for a speedy recovery. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY Bud & Tammy, Mt. Pleasant, Texas


  • Dearest Mark and Family, My sister goes to church with your mother and says that she, as well as you, her son, is loved by all.  My family has watched you for so many years that we feel like you are almost a cousin. LOL  Our prayers are with you and we wish you a very speedy recovery.  Channel 7 just will not be the same until you and your bubbly personality get back on there.  You are loved by many.  We thank God for your good doctors and for your wonderful, loving family.. Roy and Nelda Worley, Overton

  • Mark, I just heard of your illness today on the 5:00 news. I have to admit, I felt like I had just got bad news about a family member. You bring so much to the weather report, We love your delivery and personality We wish you well, and our prayers for a quick recovery are with you. We  will  be looking forward to your return!!  Sincerely, Ken & Karen Rigsby, Lindale

  • I didn't know about your illness until the news @ 5 PM today! Ok, this is it!  This is not acceptable, how are we going to do without you and the daily & nightly news that you make so interesting, educational plus your smiling face. My husband has Alzheimer's but believe me he knows you and waits for your forecast every day & night. Please know that all your viewers are praying for a speedy recovery.  Your family is also in our prayers. Keep strong and remember God is always there. Jimmy & Linda Treadwell,  Longview, Tx.

  • Dear Mark: My Mother, who is 82, lives with my husband and I near Gilmer. She is the one that told me of your illness and she and myself and my husband want to all wish you a speedy recovery.  My Mother dearly loves you. She thinks you are the best weather person around and she just plain likes you. So get well soon so we can see your happy face on Channel 7 soon. Cheryl & Doug Langford  & MiMi

  • Dear Mark:  Just heard on the news of your hospitalization and wanted to wish you the very best!  I really enjoy seeing you on TV and hope you are back soon.  Recently, I was humbled by a resident at Pinehurst,  where I  visit every other day, as he said to me "you brighten my day".  Mark, you brighten my day - GET WELL SOON AND COME BACK TO US!  Cecile Holland

  • I was so sorry to hear about your illness, but am very happy for you and your family that you had successful surgery.  You are one of the reasons I watch KLTV so I will be happy when you return.  Letha King, Palestine

  • Our prayers are for a speedy recovery and look to see you back soon. You are the best weather man in Tyler, period. Sharon Russell

  • Mark,Our thoughts and prayers are with you for your quick recovery.  Everyone misses you and cannot wait to see your smiling face back on T.V. Sincerely,Debbie and David Schwettmann, Tatum, TX

  • We were surprised to hear you have been ill, and are grateful that you received rapid and quality care. Please get well soon, we miss your face, the weather isn't the same without you!

  • God Bless you, Mark Scirto, and your whole family. Betty & Jerry Miller

  • Mark, Get well soon you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers...God Bless You..we love you. Kevin Eltife

  • Hey Mark!  They work you so hard that you had to go and do something like this in order to get a few days off??  LOL. We miss seeing you each night and wish you a very speedy recovery!  If we can do anything, let us know! Shari and Dre Adams

  • Well Mark, I'm a fairly new resident of east Texas and have come to depend on you a lot.  You keep me informed everyday, and you brighten my day everyday.  I'm sorry for your unexpected problem now, but I believe you'll be just fine soon.  I'll be looking for you, so keep working hard on getting better.  I need you.  You've been my anchor. Dixie Miller

  • Please hurry and get well, we miss you!

  • Hurry and get well Mark. We miss you when you are out and we need you!!!! One of your most avid watchers. V.B.


  • Mark, My husband & I have recently retired & moved to Grand Saline, our home town, from Chicagoland. We became accustom to what we thought were very sophisticated news & weather programs up there, but you guys at KLTV are even better than anyone up there. You are so personable and really seem to enjoy each other and enjoy your jobs. We enjoy your weather reports every day. We think you're just the greatest guy.
    I much enjoyed your morphing into Santa Claus during the holidays! You looked great!
     We are keeping you & your family in our thoughts & prayers. God be with you during your recovery time. Don't give the nurses too bad a time!! With affection, Kathi White, Grand Saline, TX

  • Dear Mark, I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill.  I am saying a prayer for your quick recovery. I have grown to really anticipate and appreciate your presence on my  television set.   I'm afraid that I must admit that wasn't always so as I have been critical a couple of times. Your graciousness and humility in the face of my criticism as well as your pleasant personality have totally disarmed the curmudgeon in me.  Now I am always happy to watch you and Channel 7 news even though you don't cover Lufkin. Warmest Regards and Sincere Wishes for a Quick Recovery, Janet Walker, Lufkin Texas

  • Hey Mark, We are so sorry to hear about your surgery, but so thankful that you were able to have the problem taken care of.  Just know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. We pray for your healing & strength & the strength of your families.  We love Grant, but we miss your happy, smiling face.  Get well soon.  F.D. & Diane Audas, Gladewater

  • Hello Mark.  I am sorry you have had some problems but I am extremely happy that you are doing well.  I am looking forward to seeing your BIG LAUGH on TV again.  It makes me happy!! Aubrey Morman 

  • Mark i hope u get well soon i miss seeing u on the tv telling me what the weather is gonna be well i hope u get well and my prayers r with u and ur family much love .. ashley...

  • Mark, we are so Blessed to have a weather team like the one on KLTV. We miss you, not just for doing the weather, but to see how you care for people. Our prayers are with you and your family, can't wait until you get back. Bill & Yvonne Pigott 

  • Mark, My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.  Please take care of yourself and do what your doctors tell you!   God Bless! Teresa Hodges, Kilgore, Texas   

  • Mark,  Our prayers are with you and your family, we pray for a speedy and successful recovery. You will be missed on the weather, we watch you every night.  Get Well Soon!!!!!!    Mr. & Mrs. William Sanders


  • Wondered where you had gone!  :-)     As per normal, the information on you and your present condition was given in a professional yet caring manner.   You guys are just plain good!!!!!     Just put you on our Prayer Room list (at Mobberly Baptist in Lgv).  Know that our group, as well as many others I am certain, will daily lift you & yours to our Lord.    Looking forward to seeing you on "the screen" again, as soon as you properly can. Mickie Hand 

  • We know you are in good hands and many extra prayers are on the way for a safe and speedy recovery.  Hugh & Cris Neeld Jacksonville

  • Mark, Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and do what the dr.'s and nurses tell you to do and you'll be back in the saddle very soon. God bless you to a speedy recovery, The Wilburn's. Jacksonville, TX

  • Dear Mark: I am so sorry to hear about your illness and subsequent surgery.  You are like part of our family and it is such a comfort to see you and hear your voice when our East Texas weather is severe.   You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks and I truly hope that you will be feeling much better soon.  You will be missed. Judi, Longview

  • I miss you doing the news,so get well fast. With God's help I know you will do fine. God Bless you and yours.

  • Mark, We want you to know how much we miss seeing your smiling face on the six o' clock weather. You always brighten our day. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you a very speedy recovery. We know that you must be entertaining the hospital staff with your wit and songs. We just have one wish and that is when you come back to work you will sing for us on the evening news. Ron and Jane Pate, Tyler

  • Hi Mark, I just heard of your surgery and wanted to wish you a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and hurry back. I miss your smiling face. Always, Linda Weppelman, Tyler, TX

  • So sorry to hear you are sick.  God Bless your Family too. My  husband is sick quite often And we spend a lot of time at ETMC. I know how the family feels. But the nurses are so sweet. God Bless! Looking forward to seeing your smiling face again soon. Best Wishes, Soreta Myrick, Alba, Texas

  • To Mark and Family, Iwas very sorry to hear of Mark's illness on the news tonight.  Please know that Mark, and you all, are in my thoughts and prayers tonight and for the duration of his recovery.   He seems a part of our family that we visit with each and every day.   We'll be missing him until he's back at KLTV.  Have a speedy recovery Mark!Sincerely,
    Joan Howell

  • Miss your always cheerful attitude.  Get well soon. I will pray for you. Loretta Woodall Bullard, TX

  • Dear Mark, Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. We were wondering what had happened to you and tonight we found out. Grant is doing a great job but it's just not the same with you not there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best wishes, Bill & Patsy Urban

  • dear mark im sorry to hear about you illnes please get well soon the weather news is not the same with out you my prayers are with you and you familiy much love blanca .from longview

  • Miss your always cheerful attitude.  Get well soon. I will pray for you. Loretta Woodall Bullard, TX

  • SO SORRY to hear of your illness, but you are certainly being covered by lots of prayers now.  To echo the thoughts of the other emailers, the weather report is not the same without you.  God bless you and your family. Joel and Suzy Reams

  • "The task ahead of us is never as great as the POWER behind us" Prayers-- S. Daniel, Longview

  • Sorry  to hear your in the hospital, but glad to hear you are better. I have been a fan for along time and miss your boyish smile and laughter. When the weathers bad, I know I can count on you to keep us informed. Gods speed with your recovery!!!  :) Daniel & Paddy Barrett Whitehouse

  • Mark, I'm glad to hear your surgery went well and that you're recovering rapidly and well.  I've got three good reasons why you should work diligently to return to full, good health.

        #1  I selfishly miss your presence at the weather-forcasting desk at KLTV.

        #2  Beth, Mark and Lindsey, and Hannah are not likely to sleep well until you are back to normal.

        #3  Lilly needs her playmate back.

        I could have generated a "top ten" list, but that would have been way too corny, so, this will have to suffice. Don't worry, we, and all of East Texas are praying for you, so we'll see you soon. God Bless you, and your lovely family, Wm. D. Rishel, MD

  • Hi Mark: Just heard about your surgery on tonights' news program.  You are my favorite weatherman, although we have never met.  Get well soon, don't give the Nurses too much of a hard time, and God Bless You. Sincerely, John C. Parker

  • Hey I was shocked to hear you were having trouble. Surgery? We watch you every night and will sure miss you alot. Hope you get back real soon. Our prayers are with you. Jack and Gail Jones (

  • Mark, I watch your weathecast daily!  I am praying for your quick recovery
    and for your family through this time.  Several years ago I went through
    chemotherapy for colon cancer but am now cancer-free, thanks to the
    prayers of family and church members.  My God is a healer, and I know
    He is with you and your family.  God bless you and heal you completely.

  • Mark get well soon and hurry back you are part of our family we watch you everynight. When my son was a baby (crawling) he could be in the hall or kitchen and when you would come on to tell the weather i could call him an say " hunter, the skirto is on tv" and he would come four wheeling as fast as he could and he would pull up to the tv and stand there and watch you. it was really cool. he is 6 now and we all want ya to get better. all our love and prayers, tabatha and hunter greer

  • Mark, My husband and I just moved to east Texas. As you know the weather here is always interesting to say the least. We have come to watch you on TV for our up to date weather on keeping us all safe. We are all looking forward to having you back ASAP. Your friends here in Winnboro, Dean & Bobbie Hodges

  • Mark,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Hope you have a speedy recovery. The Mallory Family Longview, TX

  • Mark,Just wanted you to know that you are truly missed and we will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers. It was a shock to hear of your serious illness today as we had family in from out of town and been unable to watch any of the news segments since Thursday. We are hoping you will have a speedy recovery and that you know how very very much you are missed! The Green's in Arp

  • i hope you get better i mish you on the news it is not the same with you gone  you get better soon i will see you on tv soon i hope                       mary denney            email mary

  • Dear Mark and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  We can't possibly imagine KLTV weather without your smiling face.  Our love, Bonnie and Kenneth Windsor Zavalla, TX

  • We are praying for you.  You, and your KLTV family are familiar and dear, as well as enjoyable and professional.  We can count on you.  You can count on our prayers. Sincerely, Sandra Wooten Longview

  • Mark,   I'm sorry you had to get sick to realize how much you are loved in this town !   You, and your family are so special to us all... God is in control.

  • Mark, You are in our prayers.  We miss your ability to make any weather seem sunny, your terrific smile, and contagious laugh. No one else can do a burn-ban report quite like you, so, get well and hurry back. Terry and Terri Jost

  • Dear Mark: My wife came home from church Sunday and told me of your illness,  I and my family have been keeping you and your family in our prayers ever since, and will continue until you are well.  God is completely in charge now,  He will continue to due what the surgerns have started.   Healing will come in God's ever loving time,  He will give you and your family the patience and endurance it take to heal and get better.  I know with the blessings you have been to the Tyler, Smith County area,  God will Bless you many times over.  Get Well and Keep the faith.  I have experienced the power of prayer myself during surgery and I know Prayer conquers and heals.  God Bless you and your family.
    DeColores, Franics Egan

  • Mark, Our family here at our house will be keeping you in our prayers.. God Bless and Heal You!!

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    Mark, Just heard on the 6 PM news that you had surgery today. We pray God will comfort you and your family during this time and give you a speedy recovery. You are a joy to watch on the weather and we trust your forecast. God bless you. LeNora & Richard Haynie Mt. Vernon, TX

  • Missed you the last few days but thought you were taking some well deserved time off after working on the weekends.  Watched 5pm news when Christine made the announcement that you had surgery.  Glad all went well.  Hope you feel better soon.  My family and I watch you every day and will miss you greatly until you are well enough to return.  Take care.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Mrs. Pat Stringfield Longview, Texas


  • Hi, Mark and family.   I am so sorry to hear that your health was in jeopardy, but glad that you went thru the surgery successfully. Whatever the problem was, my prayer is that it was taken care of with the surgery.

    Mark, my husband and I moved to Tyler in 1981 and have been watching channel 7 news at 5pm and 10pm ever since. My husband is no longer with us, but I continue to depend on your expert analysis of our weather to keep me safe. I am so thankful for the phone calls I receive from you if there is any threat in the area.

    Please know that I am praying for you and your family and hope for your full recovery as soon as possible. We will miss you while you are out, but know that Grant and the rest of the team will keep me going until your return.

    Thanks for your great service and I am anxiously awaiting your safe recovery and return to the TV casts soon. In Christian Love,  Pat Hancock, Tyler (Chapel Hill)

  • My husband and I missed you and wondered where you were.  You are a special weather man and person, Hope you get well soon, you are in our prayers. Doug and Betty Reeves Gilmer, Texas

  • We are sorry to learn that you have been ill.  We hope and pray that you feel much better and that you will soon be back to work telling us about the weather and keeping us safe. You are a great person and we enjoy your bubbling personality.  What a joy it is to watch you. May God's blessings surround you. Sincerely,  Ray and Linda Wakeman 

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Praying for a speedy recovery. The Carys Longview,TX

  • Dear Mark, I am sure sorry to hear about you.  Please get well very soon.  We miss you so much.  Just do as the doctors say so you can come back to us ASAP.  I watch you every day and can't hardly wait to see your smiling face again.  God bless you and keep you in His care. In Christ, Nettie Glover

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