Kenai resident Mark Allen Black died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at his home in Kenai. He was 42.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Kenai Fellowship Church, at Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Highway. A potluck reception will be held immediately after at the Kenai Beach.
Mr. Black was born on Oct. 17, 1959, in Arlington, Wash., to Douglas and Frances Black. He grew up in Lakewood, Wash., and graduated from Arlington High School in 1978. He worked for Boeing for 10 years before moving with his family to Cle Elum, Wash., where he operated a well-drilling business. In 1998, he moved to Alaska, where he pursued his love of the outdoors.
"Mark was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a tissue donor and, as such, will continue to live on. He had a special place in his heart for children and was always ready with a tease or a tickle or a swing. He will be forever missed and always in our hearts," his family said.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas G. Black; and son Zachary D. Black.
He is survived by his beloved, Cherie, and 2-year old daughter, Dakota, of Alaska; daughters Sarah and Cassie Black of Cle Elum; parents Fran and Bob Patrick of Camano Island; brothers, Terry, of Japan, Rick and Jason of Alaska, Jeff of Marysville, Wash.; and sister and brother-in-law Suzanne and Rich Flint of Camano Island, Wash.; nephews and nieces, Justin and Kevin Flint, Brittany, Dayln, Nichole and Hunter Black, Zane Black, and David Joe Metrevelli; aunts and uncle Molly Atcheson and Connie and Howard Weisz; and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. Black's name to the Kenai Boys and Girls Club.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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