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Mark Dion

Mark Dion died unexpectedly April 12, 2015 just before his 66th birthday. Mark grew up in Mercer Island. He received his BA at St. Olaf, MN, attended Divinity School at Yale and received his MSW from UW. He worked for many years in Mental Health.

Mark was the founding director of Social Services for the NW AIDS Foundation, Assoc. and Dir. for UW School of Social Work's Aids Training Project providing training and workshops on AIDS. He was the cofounder of Seattle Aids Service Network, Member of the AIDS Housing of WA Client Service Review Committee and Governor's Task Force on AIDS Service and Education. He was honored as WA State Social Worker of the Year in 1992.

Mark is survived by his daughter, Morgen, sister, brothers, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many relatives in Norway. He was the son of Rev. Charles Dion, who established Holy Trinity Lutheran church on Mercer Island and his mother, Audrey Dion, who taught him the value of social justice, as well as countless friends, who preceded him in death.

Remembrances can be made to Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 3, 2015
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