Mark, you were taken from us all suddenly and
prematurely, we all miss you very much, more than most
of us will ever be able to express in words or deeds.
To me and Christine you were the son we never had.
You were a friend to us. The way you treated Nicole
let us know that you were a very fine gentleman.
Kind,sweet and considerate. We loved your happy-go-lucky way, your big smile and wonderful sense of humor.
Your love of good food and dining out as well as
cooking home illustrated to everyone that you were a
good family man. Your absence in our home has created
a huge void which will never be filled. When you and
Nicole were present it was "show time."
Our sadness can only be lessened by the knowledge
that we pray that you are in a better place. I wish
that I could have told you these things before, but
maybe you can see them now.
You will always be on our minds and in our hearts.
God bless you.
Bruce & Christine De Cell, father- and mother-in-law
Mark was one of my first true friends. He defined the word "friendship" for me. I will always remember his wonderful and unique sense of humor,along with his hearty laugh. He had a smile that gave it all away. Everyone who knew him will go through life a little less complete. Thanks for everything, Mark.
Ken Shardt, friend
I went to college with Mark. He sat behind me in a woman's studies class and passed me notes all the time, because he got bored. He was always a very nice guy and my heart goes out to his wife and his family.
Adrianna Rodriguez, classmate
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