Mark was always the person to lighten the mood, life of the party, source of laughter and his "Infectious Smile" would just lift everyone’s spirit. We could all use him right about now! Going through the 1000's of photos, we couldn't find one without that jovial ear to ear grin. Evidence that Mark loved life and being with his friends and family. Oddly enough Mark never owned a camera. There isn't a single person who didn't like Mark or wasn't impressed by his demeanor. Mark lived life on his terms and for lack of a better term Mark chose the path less traveled, both figuratively and literally.
Mark always found a way to add adventure to everyday. He did this through his spontaneity. He also did this through his controversial choice of sports teams. Being a Red sox & Devils fan in Ranger country and in the backyard of the house that Jeter built. Always for the underdog- he used this as a way to have banter and create controversy and instant conversation with those around him.
When not out adventuring, and causing social chaos, Mark loved his family- especially his Godchildren (and even then, he managed to raise a few eyebrows!) I came home to Mark and Shane prancing around the backyard on a set of toy golf clubs "Riding the Pony" and a few days later, Mark was conducting slap shot lessons against the back wall of the house with the boys. He loved those boys and his spirit already shines through them. Lilly on the other hand was Marks princess. He bought her a diamond on every birthday and that's where we witnessed marks softer side. Don't be fooled, Mark had already told me that HE would be the one conducting boyfriend interviews when the time came.
Mark also loved his friends, especially Brian and Lindsey. The three amigos, like a three legged stool, one would not be able to stand without the other two. Mark loved being in that apartment in Piermont, beside the water and with the two people he could kick off those ridiculous sandals enjoying each other’s company.
There is one photo on Marks Facebook profile, with him high on a mountain top, with the heavens behind and his caption reads " I am Higher than you now" well Bro, you certainly are, and you are smiling down upon us.