Mark Youtzy

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Youtzy, Mark Robert

Mark Youtzy was born in Aurora, IL, October 26, 1952, and died in Albuquerque, at home, December 18, 2016. He was predeceased by father L. Earl Youtzy, mother Jeane Elizabeth Chandler Youtzy, and sister Pam Youtzy DeYoung (Russell). He is survived by his uncle George Youtzy (Frances), stepmother Jurene Pollock Youtzy, stepsister Ginny Pollock Jackl, Pam's children Eric and Kathryn, and cousin Beth White Falen. I'm certain I've left people out; please forgive me (NB: this is why you should write your own obituary).

Mark was in his youth an Eagle Scout. As he aged, he became quite the showman: singer, actor, trombonist, wearer of costumes (please imagine a 7'-tall turkey and rabbit). He was very proud of his Dale Carnegie training, was a dapper dresser, had a distinctive way of speaking and singing (inspired by celebrities of 1920-60), and appeared in several shows at ACLOA/MTS, ALT, and the Adobe. Mark was generous in his giving to many grateful charities and individuals. He graduated from UNM in 1976, was in the band Wind & Silver, managed a Mr Steak location, was busboy at Scalo, sold insurance, and spent many years with the NM Human Services Department.

When Mark took medical retirement about 3 years ago, he became quietly depressed but presented a cheerful front to the public. When sister Pam died in 2015, his mood darkened but he busied himself with arts/crafts and correspondence. Every death of a friend or coworker affected him adversely, and the Presidential election results this past November were the last straw. He lost heart, figuratively and literally, dying of congestive heart failure.

As he was a longtime member of the Masons, his memorial will be held at Hiram Lodge #13, 529 Chama St NE in Albuquerque, NM, at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 21. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 22, to swap stories and view memorabilia -- please email

[email protected] for time, address, and to RSVP.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 8, 2017