To know Mark was truly special. He took a bite out of life every day. From his love of boxing and body building to his favorite Rap music, he certainly was a life force to contend with.
Tragically, Mark was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer in August of 2009. Being told his cancer was inoperable and that he was unable to receive radiation was devastating. Many times throughout his treatment he worried about the future of his wife and teenage daughters. Sadly, he had to accept that he wouldn't be around physically to see his daughters graduate, go on to college and get married. Mark's family (near and far) as well as his friends (near and far too) meant everything to him. If he could help in anyway, he did.
Mark's 13 months of aggressive chemo treatment took a huge toll on his body and his emotions, some sense of humor prevailed. He still liked to be home to watch Family Guy and of course his other favorites....Cops and Americas Most Wanted. Mark was 51 when he lost his battle to cancer in September of 2010. Mark's memory and spirit lives on through his family and the lives of others that he touched. He will always be remembered through the deeds of generosity and acts of loving kindness that he did selflessly.
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