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Mark Fornango

1951 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mark Fornango Obituary
Mark A. Fornango Born: April 21, 1951; In Joliet, IL Died: Jan. 10, 2014; In San Diego, CA Mark Alan Fornango passed away in San Diego, California on January 10, 2014. Born April 21, 1951 in Joliet, he is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Louise "Mickey" (nee Pearce) and Vincent. He is survived by brothers, James of Maryland Heights, MO and Douglas of Chicago; and many wonderful cousins, niece and nephews. Mark was a 1969 graduate of Joliet Township West High School, and a 1973 graduate of the University of Illinois, with a Degree in Communications. After graduation, he was recruited by the Ice Skating Institute of America in Ft. Meyers, Florida, where he promoted training camps for Hockey League coaches and referees. It was while working at ISIA that Mark was asked and successfully taught a bear cub to ice skate for Ringling Brothers Circus. In 1976, Mark moved to San Diego and ran Group Ticket Sales at the San Diego Sports Arena for over 30 years. After leaving the Sports Arena he continued his Group Ticket Sales business with selected events. Mark was "Dango", "The Doctor" and a talented storyteller. He had a generous heart, an inventive and creative mind and many friends from all walks of life. He loved horses and dogs, Bocce Ball, Euchre and all things sports but especially playing or watching ice hockey. A sincere Thank You to Sharp memorial ICU medical staff for their kindness, compassion and gentle comfort to our friend. If you wish to extend a remembrance, you may send to: Sharp Healthcare Foundation, 8695 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92123 or San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego, CA 92110. Please leave your name and phone number at 1-619-742-5977 for reunion information.

Published in The Herald-News on May 4, 2014
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