April 26, 1952 - July 25, 2013
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NILES - Mark E. Robards, 61, of Barron Lake in Niles, passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 25, 2013, suddenly but of natural causes. He was born on April 26, 1952, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to the late Kenneth and Phyllis (Pitchford) Robards. Mark graduated Buchanan High School Class of 1971. He worked for many years at Premier Foundry until his retirement. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Robards and Phyllis Robards-Fisher. He is survived by a brother, Kevin (Barbara) Robards of Niles; three sisters, Toni (Rich) Becker of Buchanan, Julie (Sharold) Ferris of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Erica Robards of Buchanan; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Mark's memory at the Buchanan Christian Church, 112 W. Third Street in Buchanan, on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the
or to the American Diabetes Foundation. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page www.FaceBook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 31, 2013