NORTHAMPTON - Mark David Immerman, 62, of 188 Warner St., Northampton, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 12, 2012.
Born Nov. 17, 1950, in Silver Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Franklin Immerman and the late Ruthe Turover Katz.
Mark graduated from Walter Johnson High School, received a bachelor's degree from Boston University and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Mark and his wife Robin were married in 1976 while Mark was attending law school in Chicago. After his graduation, they moved to Northampton and were soon part of the city's emerging downtown renaissance.
Mark opened his law practice in Northampton in 1978. He was a highly respected attorney and a member of the Hampshire County Bar Association. He was beloved by his local community, a good friend and neighbor and a loving, caring father and husband.
Known for his warmth, compassion and generosity, he was very active in many charitable organizations and philanthropies. On a national level, he raised funds and awareness for kidney disease and transplant research. Mark was honored by the President of the United States in a White House ceremony as a participant in the world's first 12-person kidney/donor transplant at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Mark was very charismatic, made people feel special and welcome, and everyone will always remember his wonderful smile. He was a passionate supporter of the visual arts, enjoyed music immensely and will be missed in the local arts community.
He loved all sports and was a steadfast supporter of the local Little League. He embraced the rich cultural traditions of Judaism and shared them with his friends and family.
Mark is survived by his wife, Robin Freedenfeld; his sons, Alex and Graham; his sister Sue Immerman; stepsisters, Liz and Laura; his stepfather Nathan Katz; seven nieces; two nephews; and a wide circle of loving friends.
He was predeceased by his sister Anita Schwartz.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Florence.
Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton is in charge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the PKD Foundation, www.PKDcure.org.
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