Anthony Ming Mark, 92, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital, in New Bedford, after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Judy (Leung) Mark.
Born in Nashville, TN, son of the late Chung Ming Mark and Ho See Mark, he spent his youth in China, returning to this country after WWII and settled in Fairhaven in 1961. Mr. Mark served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later he and his wife were the owner/operators of Wah May Restaurant in Fairhaven.
Anthony loved life and lived it to the fullest. When he was a young father busy running a restaurant and working long days, he sought opportunities to share his love of life with his children, nieces and nephews. He squeezed in morning fishing trips and after work excursions to ice cream parlors. He loved nature and enjoyed trips to the White Mountains and Cape Cod. After retirement, he pursued new hobbies such as gardening and woodworking. He also traveled with his wife, Judy, their family and many friends. In his later years, he spent extensive time with grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews. He was a perpetual optimist and beloved by all.
He is survived by his wife Judy; three sons, Frank Mark of Cambridge, Jason Mark of Newton and Ernest Mark of Oakland, CA; two daughters, Shirley Mark and Cynthia Mark both of Cambridge; ten grandchildren, Lukas Dow, Nelson Dow, Kaya Mark, Elsa Mark-Ng, Nathan Mark, Sophie Mark-Ng, Thea Mark, Julian Mark, Olive Mark-Ho and Juniper Mark-Ho; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Mark was the brother of the late Thid "TK", Ming and John Mark, Etta Mark Chin, Rev. Frank Mark, Lillian Mark Kwong, Lincoln Mark and Linda Mark Lee.
Private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, the family is recommending two organizations for donations in memory of our father:
Buzzards Bay Coalition:
This is an important community organization that strives to keep the bay clean and healthy for humans, sea and land creatures, and preserve the natural environment. To learn about the coalition: https://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/
To donate: https://secure2.convio.net/bbay/site/Donation2?1785.donation=form1&df_id=1785&mfc_pref=T "In memory of Anthony M. Mark"
South Coast Health Services
South Coast's home hospice program provided excellent services for my father during this past year. If you choose to donate, please specify that you want it to be "In memory of Anthony M. Mark" and target the donation to their hospice program.