I am so sad to hear that Mark is no more. I saw this only after reading your Christmas letter! Mark and you Carol were gracious hosts during my Retreat in your home before my Final Profession as a Jesuit. My memories of him - on my two visits with you, especially on long walks with him during my retreat, and my Eucharists with you both during my retreat - are so vivid. On the eve of Christmas, my heartfelt sympathies to you dear Carol, and to each one in Marquardt Family. I thank God for Mark!
Mark was a great mentor and a wonderful attorney. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Carol & Family: The news of Mark's death both saddened and shocked me. We were friends for over 60 years, beginning with classes at St. Cecelia's in 1948, and lasting, though with gaps, till now. In fact, with exception of the '06 St. Leo reunion, we had not seen each other since Prep school graduation (1957 for me). Yet, it always amazes me how little friends
change over the years. Anyone who knew Mark could have easily predicted his success. His deep sense of spirituality was not a known quality in younger years, but certainly no surprise to see it. I will always consider knowing Mark a privilege. may he rest in peace.
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whomever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
It has been a great privilege to have known Mark as a classmate at St. Leo Prep (class of '58). I remember him as a born leader, a man with great compassion and a wonderful sense of humor. I'm regret having seen him only once since those long ago days. He made our world better for all.