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MARK NICHOLAS DIMITRIUS TRTANJ A loving son, brother, uncle and friend left us peacefully on December 9, 2013. He finally found his way home. "Marko", as his family called him, was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan - the youngest of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Richard Trtan's four children. Marko graduated from Elsinore Union High School in 1972he was a scholar as well as an all-star athlete. He was widely recruited as a quarterback when he was a sophomore at EUHS. He was voted MVP for all Riverside County in football and made all state in football and in basketball. Marko was instrumental in carrying the 1970 EUHS baseball team to the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) championship. Marko had a passion for life. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008 and made a pact with himself to survive - and he did. He lived his life to the fullestas only he knew how. Marko was a die-hard Democratand very proud of his conviction. He was a voice for the homeless and the best friend anyone could ask for. Marko earned his real estate license in 2006a goal he was determined to accomplish - and he did. He could do anything he set his mind tosomething his family was very proud of. Marko is survived by his mother, Ann; sister, Cheryl and brothers, John and Andy. "Uncle Markie" is also survived by his nieces, Lorissa and Madeline and nephews, Kevin and Alex. He also made a lasting impression on his great nieces, Ashlee, Mackenzie and Emma. He will forever be in our hearts.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 1, 2014
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