Mark Thirlwell

Mark Thirlwell died peacefully at his home in Merritt Island on January 15, 2013 at the age of 72. He was born in Louisville, KY, but spent most of his life in Florida, and the last 38 years in Merritt Island.

He is survived by his adoring wife of 40 years, Cathy; a daughter, Diana Lane (John); son, David Thirlwell (Staci); and three precious grandchildren.

Mark was a member of Merritt Island Presbyterian Church.

He retired from Patrick AFB as a financial analyst, and served in the US Navy. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at MIPC, 600 S. Tropical Trail, MI, on January 26th at 3 pm.

Online condolences may be left at

As an alternative to flowers, contributions may be made to the church.


Funeral Home

Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 784-0116

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Jan. 20, 2013