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August 11, 2012
Wow - so sad for all my cousins to have lost such a dear brother, he was kindly and amazing.
August 11, 2012
So very sorry for your sudden loss. I got to work down the hall from him, while he was at the Comedy Channel. Such a sweet man, with a hearty wit. He even served me eggs and sausages in his kitchen. His books and fine humor have traveled with me. I will miss him. Blessings to your family.
August 11, 2012
Mark was always friendly, always supportive, always funny---always.

Cindy Pierce, a Cleveland friend
August 11, 2012
I am shocked and saddened at Mark's sudden passing. As a former Clevelander and Harvard alum, I hope that he and William Alfred are conferencing about
literature and theater in a better place. My condolences to Steve and his family.
August 11, 2012
I knew Mark from Dublin, Ireland when he was trying to be true to some type of Rotary Club scholarship and we ended up in the same school. He bolted after a couple of months being way too clever to put up with pompous Joyce scholars takes on creative writing as well as unable to do Rotary meetings! I last saw him backstage at SNL with Bill Murray. He was then on his way. I was always glad of his success.
Sorry to hear he's gone.
August 10, 2012
Mark was a sweet and brilliant and talented man, and what made him all the more remarkable was how much he appreciated the talents of others. For one so gifted to be also so giving in his praise was so amazing, and rare. I never had the opportunity to take a class with him, but he was obviously a great teacher as well. I wish I had asked him more about writing.

After our mutual friend Sam Johnson passed away in 1993, a group of us gathered at Mark's house to mourn and celebrate Sam's life -- how strange and sad that Mark has now joined Sam.

Deepest condolences to his friends and family.
August 09, 2012
My condolences to Steve and the O'Donnell family. I met Mark and his twin Steve at John Marshall High School in the 1970's. Mark was always kind and immensely talented even back then. The world has lost someone very special.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the O'Donnell family.

Linda (Schuller) Little
John Marshall High School - Class of '72
August 09, 2012
I am still totally shocked by Mark's passing. My heart goes out to his family, but most especially to my friend Steve who must feel lost.
August 09, 2012
So saddened to hear of Mark's passing. I have many happy memories of Mark at JMH, especially in marching band. My deepest condolences to the O'Donnell family and Mark's many friends. May time and cherished memories bring you comfort.
August 08, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

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