Mark Allan Child
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Born in South Gate, CA, lived a happy fulfilling life which sadly ended far too soon on November 8, 2013. A beloved and respected English Teacher for 23 years at both Griffiths Middle School and Downey High, he enjoyed an excellent reputation among the staff. He also inspired countless students who came to nickname him the "Grammar Nazi." He leaves behind his wife, Kitty, and his family who reside in Maryland, California and Arizona. A memorial service will be held at the Downey High School Football Field on November 23, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the newly founded Mark Child Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Nov. 14, 2013