Mark Gingrich(1924 - 2014)

Mark Gingrich
Jan. 29, 1924 - Mar. 14, 2014
Mark Ray Gingrich, 90, died March 14, 2014 after a brief illness.  Born in Los Angeles, Mark graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in public health.  He moved to Merced in 1953, and worked his entire career as an environmental health officer for Merced County.  During World War II, Mark served in the Army in North Africa and Italy; he will be buried at the Veterans' Cemetery in Santa Nella.  He was also a member of the Elks and the American Legion.  Mark is survived by his sister Betty of Los Angeles, two nieces and five nephews.  His sisters Mary and Ruth predeceased him.  Mark was a kind and gentle soul, generous to a fault.  At his request, no services will be held.     

Published in Merced Sun Star from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014