MARQUETTE - Mark Canale of Marquette was recently appointed to the State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Canale is owner and president of Canale-Tonella Funeral Home Inc. and Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home, is a managing partner of Canale Properties LLC, and a managing partner of Block 500 Partnership LLC.
He is a former president of the board of trustees of the Marquette County Community Foundation and past chairman of the U.P. Catholic Credit Union board. Canale has a bachelor's degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota and will represent professionals on the board.
The nine-member board regulates the practice of mortuary science and oversees the state's nearly 750 funeral homes and more than 2,100 mortuary science licensees.
Members serve four-year terms and their appointments were subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.