Adolphus, Mark passed suddenly surrounded by his family on August 6, 2009. Beloved father of Donna Vallerand; former husband and dear friend of June Dardick; special friend of Ruthie Roufa and a cherished friend of countless others. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Sanford Sandy. Mark was a WWII veteran and graduate of Washington University. He worked as a real-estate investor and was the author of Living Off the Fat of the Land. A truly unique man known for his sense of humor, Mark will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and his grand-dog Saatchi. Services: A visitation will be held Wed., August 19, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Forever Bellerive Funeral Chapel (740 N. Mason Rd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141). Private interment. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the animal charity of one's choice.