Mark was a 1976 graduate of Salisbury High School, after which he received his bachelor's degree from Ursinus College (1980) and law degree from Delaware Law School (1983). He was unmarried. As he would tell me, the law was his mistress.
In addition to his father and brother, Mark is survived by a sister.
I am deeply saddened to learn about Mark's death. I first got to know him while covering zoning cases in Bethlehem. In addition to his deep understanding of the intricacies of zoning law, what set him apart from so many others is that he was a real gentleman.
I've never seen him lose his cool or act in any but a professional manner, even in the most trying of circumstances. I last saw him on Christmas Day, and he was in fine spirits.
Mark was a workaholic. Even on Christmas Day, he visited his office.
He also had one of the strangest hobbies I've ever seen. Some of you might go to the casino. Others of you might like basketball or golf. Mark's hobby was reading textbooks. The more arcane, the better.
Mark was serving as the Solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Boards of Hanover Tp (Lehigh County), Lower Macungie and Upper Milford.He taught and actually wrote several PBI courses dealing with real estate law.
He was one of the good guys.