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Mark Alden Mabry

July 25, 1942 – October 13, 2017

 

Mark Alden Mabry, age 75, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 4:10 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. John Simoneau followed by a committal service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born July25, 1942, in Monroe, he was one of five children born from the union of Alden and Violet (Maurer) Mabry. After graduating High School, Mark went on to earn his masters degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. For over 30 years he devoted his life to teaching. He taught at Monroe High School, Monroe Community College, and was awarded Teacher Of The Year in Howell .

 

Mark was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church. In his spare time he liked to fish, ride motorcycles, garden and pilot planes but most of all he loved to sail. Always a caring and giving man, Mark loved his family. He was a gentle giant, salt of the earth, and will be missed dearly.

 

To cherish his memory, Mark leaves his loving mother; Violet Mabry of Monroe, two brothers; Paul Mabry of Monroe and David (Sandy) Mabry of Brighton, one sister; Barbara Meinhart of Monroe, two Nieces; Lynn Mabry and Melissa Hamlin, two nephews; Scott Mabry and Brian Hamlin, four great nieces and four great nephews.

 

In addition to his father Alden Mabry, Mark was preceded in death by his younger brother, Dr. Michael Mabry and significant other of many years, Linda Essary.

 

Online condolences to the family maybe sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

3 Responses to Mark Alden Mabry

  • Mike Myers says:

    I am saddened for your loss with the passing of Mark. He was a wonderful human and an inspiration to myself and many others. I had the honor of being taught by Mark from 1977 to 1980 at MHS. I was in two of his Biology classes and was an intern as well. He taught me so much and I am grateful for knowing him. We spent much time fishing and sailing together and went a few times to Traverse City as well.
    I will always carry the lessons he taught with me and I will never forget his wit and wisdom. The world is a lesser place without him. May his Saber sail on forever!

  • Rick Geiman says:

    A great teacher and a great human being.

  • Dallas Rod says:

    Mark will be missed by me and all of his friends, he was a special person. Good bless…

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