As I look back to years gone by and remember Mark, I smile. He played an important role in my life when I needed a 'backbone'. Above and beyond being a prom date and boyfriend, he was my friend. His compassionate and understanding ways helped me then and for this he will always hold a special place in my heart. To all of Mark's siblings, please know that each of you is in my thoughts and prayers. God be with him 'til we meet again.