Andrew Torma MSC
Mark was a friend in good times and bad, near and far. Where ever I was stationed he came to visit, Rhode Island to California and places in between. We shared interest in travel and photography. I met him at a seminarians meeting in 1973. He helped me find a place of residence for my Clinical Pastoral Education at Deaconess Hospital the next year. He brought me on a tour of Pabst Blue Ribbons Brewery. Recently he came to my installation as pastor. Whenever he was traveling near me he called to see if I was available. He remained a part of my life. I’m honored to return his friendship by celebrating his Christian Funeral. Fr Andrew Torma, MSC
Mike and Brenda Monfils
Mark was just the best friend that you could have. We had many adventures together, including camping in Canada 40 years ago and attending the EAA convention in Oshkosh in recent years. Mark loved to show off his beloved Milwaukee, by taking us on long rides to view the latest city developments and historical homes. He knew every street and shortcut in town. He was “Uncle Mark” to our teenage son and had a great enthusiasm for life. We will miss our times together. Mike and Brenda Monfils, Burlington, Iowa
Mark has been a wonderful friend and neighbor. I could always count on him to make me laugh. I enjoyed so many special times with him–trips to the Amish, looking at Christmas lights, sitting on the patio and having a rum and coke. He loved to visit with our dogs Sara, Kai and Lilly. We had the kind of friendship where we always knew we were there to help each other, whether it was a ride to the doctor or me needing help with directions. He knew where everything and every street was. He was never to busy to chat.
I feel very blessed to have had him as a friend.
Mark was an active member of the Historic Layton Boulevard Association and owned properties on the boulevard. He introduced his neighbors to the Amish communities near Columbus, Wisconsin and drove us there in spring and in fall. We would fill his van with beautiful flowers from the greenhouses and baked goods from the bakeries. He knew when a new bakery would open in even the most remote areas. Thank you, Mark! I will miss you. – Bob Stocki
For many years, Mark was a Chief Inspector at a City of Milwaukee voting site and provided support to other election activities, including early voting. He approached these important roles with dedication, leadership, enthusiasm, and a great spirit of civic responsibility. He will be missed by his team of election workers, by the staff of the Election Commission and, no doubt, by the members of the public that voted at his site. Please accept our sincere condolences to Mark’s family and friends.
Neil Albrecht, Director
City of Milwaukee Election Commission