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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

Mark died from ALS this afternoon. He was at home and surrounded by family and friends. Please keep his family in your prayers. He was such an integral part of The Sword and The Flame as well as historical gaming and he will be sorely missed. Our hearts are heavy as we realize he's gone.

Burial service will be 10:00 a.m this Saturday June 16 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Columbia, Mississippi.

bobspruster13 Jun 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Awful piece of news. He was very supportive to the entire wargames community. He'll be badly missed.

Piquet Rules Inactive Member13 Jun 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with his family.

BrianW13 Jun 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

Oh, that is very sorry to hear. Glad to know that he had loving family around him. Prayers for his family.

rmaker13 Jun 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

Sad news. Is there an address for cards?

Gone Fishing13 Jun 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

So sorry to hear this. Sincerest condolences to his family and those close to him.

Jeigheff Inactive Member13 Jun 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

I am sorry to hear this.

coopman13 Jun 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

So sorry to hear this.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

He has been released from an awful prison, and is now free to soar. Go with God, Mark.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

That's sad news, and like rmaker, I'd be curious to know where I could send a card.

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

Cards may be sent to:

1355 Highway 13th South, Columbia MS 39429

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2018 5:47 p.m. PST

Sad news.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:56 p.m. PST

We have all experienced a loss here.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Very sorry to hear that.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 6:27 p.m. PST

Very, very sad news.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 2:04 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 3:51 a.m. PST

The loss is felt. RIP.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

I got to see Mark Sunday afternoon when my friend and I returned some troops he had been rebasing for Mark. Although his body wasn't working, we could tell he was pleased to see us and happy that he had his troops back.

We here in Mississippi are going to miss Mark but know that he's in a better place. I'm sure Larry Brom, George Carr, Sr., and Mark are having a rousing game of "The Sword and the Flame" at Fiddler's Green.


Swampking14 Jun 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Sorry to hear – Mark was such a great guy, and the best "gentleman gamer" I ever met. Col Campbell – definitely – Mark, Larry and George Carr, Sr. will keep the game going until we see them again.

RIP and safe journey, Mark – you will be sorely missed.

flashman214 Jun 2018 7:46 a.m. PST

Mark was a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of putting on a few Sword and Flame games with him at Historicon years ago. He was a person I would go to if I had a colonial question. I will miss him as will the Colonial gaming community.

ToysnSoldiers Inactive Member14 Jun 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

My condolences to his family and friends. ALS is a terrible way to go.

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Although I never met him we corresponded for a long time . Terrible disease . A real gentleman indeed.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

I met Mark a few times as a vendor many years ago and he ordered plenty of items from me over the years.

ALS is a terrible disease.

My condolences to his family and friends.

goragrad14 Jun 2018 1:12 p.m. PST


SaveGordon16 Jun 2018 10:36 p.m. PST

If a gentleman is one who makes sure others around him are comfortable, that was Mark. Gaming with him was always a pleasure for all involved. He had a dry and gentle humor delivered in a smooth Southern voice and was always helpful, with research, ideas, painting tips. He loved gaming and he loved his miniatures, which were always beautifully painted. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and many friends.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

So sorry to have heard this news. Have been mourning Mark's loss myself and with some gaming friends, but hadn't seen this thread until today. I only spent a couple of weekends gaming with Mark, but he left a great and lasting impression of being a super smart but very humble guy, incredibly positive, and as already mentioned my many above, a consummate gentleman, as well as a very talented figure-painter. I only wish I'd had the chance to spend more time gaming with him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends, including you, Lori, and Jim. May he rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing.

SgtGuinness29 Jun 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

Very sad news indeed. I've been reluctant to post as it seemed contrite to do so. Gerry and Ethan have expressed my sentiments verbatim and way more eloquently than I am able. It's so true, a nicer more gentlemanly gamer you'll find hard to meet.

We've lost so many amazing people from the TSATF Old Guard, Larry, Goerge, and now Mark. Men who readily shared ideas and knowledge. Helped the next generation with resources, research, unit data, and history data, etc. Men who befriended many a young gamer like myself back in the early days of TSATF. I've met and continue to meet so many great people due to TSATF.

At ease my friend, Rest In Peace.


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