Mark Sanford

MARK SANFORD, 42, OF ROYERSFORD Mark Sanford of Royersford passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Born June 22, 1969, in Philadelphia, he was 42 years old. Mark is survived by his wife, Deborah (Manze), with whom he shared the past 23 years of his life; his two children, Arden Mary and Colin Hutcheon; his father, Harry, and step-mother, Jean; his step-sister, Kim Morton, and his mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Manze. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Janet (Voigt). A devoted husband, father and son, Mark's passions in life were his wife, children, family and friends. He loved boating, fishing and water skiing in the back-bay of Avalon, NJ, and hanging out with family and friends on his back porch -- the "Ba-Porch". Mark was passionate about music, and enjoyed attending concerts. He was an avid Phillies, Eagles and Flyers fan. Mark was a member of the Friendship Fire Company Social Club. Relatives and friends are invited to Mark's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Boyd-Horrox of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, 1-800-GIVNISH. His funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations for Mark's children can be made to The Mark Sanford Memorial Fund, at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. To share your fondest memory of Mark visit www.lifecelebration.com

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 29, 2012