Richard “Booty” Mark, 74, a longtime resident of La Crescenta, passed away on Monday, July 7 after a battle with prostate cancer.
Richard was born in Los Angeles on March 11, 1940 to proud parents Carl and Bertha. He graduated from Marshall High School. He was an automotive internal machinist and was an owner in two businesses: M&R Machines and Crankshaft Grinding. After retirement, he enjoyed selling and socializing at several southland auto swap meets.
In his free time, Richard enjoyed bowling in a Glendale bowling league. His team name was One for the Road. He was also an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed going to games when they played the L.A. Dodgers; his favorite player was Mickey Mantle. One of his life highlights was attending a NY Yankees game with family and friends in New York the last season they were in their old stadium.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sharon Mark; three children, Nicole, Matthew and Garey; as well as grandchildren Brittini Fasano and Annika Mark and one great grandchild, Christian Gomez. Richard is also survived by sister, Patricia, and many dear family friends.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Richard Mark’s name to City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.