So sad to hear this news. I learned so much from Mark as a professor and appreciated his presence and a warm as wonderful human being.
I just heard of Marks passing and I'm so sad. Mark and I worked together at Oakcrest back in the early 70's and I would guest lecture for him at SSU in the 80's. He always made me laugh...hard! I have always thought of him as 1 of the most intelligent people On the planet. The fact that he used his smarts to enhance our world and to make us feel better about our all to human selves speaks to that sweet heart of his. I have always adored you Mark, you made the world a better place. Barbara, we have never met but I am so sorry you lost your partner, my deepest condolences. You must be an incredible woman. Sheli Porter
Mark was a terrific neighbor! It was not uncommon for us to connect with him during his many walks up and down the hill. We could always count on his infectious smile, his cheerful greeting, his great sense of humor and his gracious demeanor. He was an inspiring man and a deeply caring person. We will miss you so much, Mark!
With heartfelt care and sympathy,
Goodbye, my old high school tennis buddy. Mark and I were on the tennis team together. He was always number 1 on the ladder. We played a lot of tennis outside of school also, and it seems like we were always laughing. I was lucky to have known him. So sad to hear of his passing. RIP, my friend.
I am heartbroken. I didn't know Mark was sick. Shame on me for losing touch after so many great years of playing tennis together. Barbara, my heart goes out to you. One of the great human beings has been lost too soon. I wish I had some more time with Mark. RIP my great friend.
Mark and I were great friends in high school and beyond. When I returned to SSU to receive the Alumni of the Year Award (2006), we had a tremendous reunion. Our friendship transcended time--I will miss him; and I wish the best for Barbara and his family.
A true greatness of spirit has left this earth a better place...
Thank you, Mark, for your friendship and all the laughs we had.....
Good bye my friend.
You were such an amazing, gracious, good and generous person to everyone you came in contact with. I will miss that big beaming smile, and your wicked overhead and competitive spirit, plus our fun banter/brainstorming together. You were a dreamer, who cared for others before yourself. turned yours dreams/visions and the people around you, dreams into reality. Take care Barbara, you were his baby/soul mate.
During my numerous years of competitive tennis I had many different partners but very few that I enjoyed playing with as much as Mark. I'll always remember his passion for the game. He will be missed by all those whose hearts he touched.
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Mark. He was a very special person.
I'm so very glad to have know you at Healdsburg High. R.I.P my fellow friend. You will truly be missed.
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness ... and ... Every blade grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow!" (The Talmud)
Mark exemplified both of those sentiments. Thank you Mark.
I'll always remember Mark's passion for the Moody Blues!
Mark was a very special man who was passionate about helping others. I knew Mark with his involvement with the Santa Rosa Quad-Rotary Clubs SOS Program that was initially directed at truant children. It was quickly learned that truancy was the symptom and not the problem. This lead to a one on one counseling program utilizing Sonoma State College (at the time)Interns. Since the Rotary clubs helped fund the program, Rotarians received an annual, heartwarming report from Mark and his Interns. Thanks Mark. You have 'paid your dues' to be in a better place.
Dr. Mark Doolittle was my professor, mentor and supervisor in the counseling program at SSU. His inspirational presentation of the Law and Ethics class we had to take elevated a potentially dry course into a vividly alive and stimulating movement of thoughts and deep reflections about people, how to protect them and the ethics we must follow to be the best therapists we can be. I was enthralled, moreover interested in the study of law for the first time in my life. As my supervisor and mentor he shared his wisdom from his many years of experience. As a student I felt his care, that we all succeed and do well. I was privileged to sit in his weekly supervision groups and receive an hour of one on one supervision as an intern in the wonderful Community Counseling Clinic he ran. He was my anchor, my rock and my cheerleader as I made my way through a very challenging program. Thank you Mark for your boundless generosity and kindness. To Mark's family and loved ones I send my love and profound gratitude that you shared this wonderful human being with so many of us.