Mark Andrew Backlund

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. Mark Andrew Backlund, 40, of Brooklyn, died July 29, 2005 at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. He was born in West Islip, N.Y. and resided in New York State his entire life. He was employed by the Sony Corp. for several years and was working for the Fuse Corp. in Manhattan as an independent contractor until his death. He was a graduate of Mahopac High School, attended Central Connecticut University and Baruch College in New York City. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Jean (Yeomans) Backlund of St. Augustine, Fla.; sisters, Denese Richmond of Winter Springs, Fla. and Barbara Jimenez of Brookfield, Conn.; brother, Guy Backlund of Boston, Mass.; niece, Chelsea Hutt; and nephews, Blake Richmond and Dan Jimenez. A memorial service will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Ravena, N.Y. on Saturday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 4, 2005