51, of Bradenton, passed away January 25, 2016. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Gretchen Eklund, his nephew Adam Nagaitis, and four very special cats. Born in Manchester, England, he was the son of the late Alf Nagaitis and Doreen Hopkins Nagaitis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Barry Nagaitis. Mark will be missed for his generous nature, boundless enthusiasm, brilliant mind and irreverent sense of humor. Survivors include his sisters Karen Grech and Regina Jellicoe, brother Carl Nagaitis, nieces Heidi, Sophie, Kate, Samantha and Olivia, and nephews David, Jonathan, Guy and Simon. A lifelong animal lover, Mark asked that donations be made to peta.org in lieu of flowers. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Feb. 2, 2016