On Saturday April 25th, my loving Grandfather Mark passed away due to complications with the COVID-19 virus. He was a devoted Husband, Father of 4, Grandfather of 12, and friend to many who left an impact on everyone everywhere he went. If my Grandpa didn't know you, it wouldn't stop him from coming and starting a conversation like he's known you for years. He was always so loving and caring for everyone, and would do anything to help someone in need without looking for anything in return.
My Grandpa meant more than words can explain to me. Growing up I spent almost everyday at my Grandparents house. A house full of Love, Music, Happiness, and God. Walking in always greeted with the smell of coffee, Music playing and a loving smile happy to see you. He taught me how to play guitar and my love for music. He also taught me how to work hard. In the summers he would take me to work with him. Whether it be painting, fixing signs, changing lights, and so many other things, I was always learning something. Everywhere we went he would always know somebody and they would have nothing but joy and good words about him. Always telling jokes and making people smile.
We are setting up this GoFundMe to support the cost of funeral service for Mark and assist my Grandmother with other costs of living due to my grandpa being their only source for income. Everything that is donated to help will go directly to my Grandmother. I understand times are tough right now with everything that is going on in the world so anything that is donated is so greatly appreciated.
While the coming days/months/years will be tough without Mark in our lives, his impact of memories and knowledge will remain with us forever.