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Crimson Mask I
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This is not a joke. Richard O'Sullivan got this from his sister:

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Subject: Mark Markley
Body: I wanted to let you know that Mark passed away yesterday, he'd been ill for some time, but none of us expected it so soon--he'd just turned 50 a couple of weeks ago. His son found him in his chair. We hope that he passed in his sleep. He was supposed to go to the doctor that day. I'm sorry this is so scattered, we just don't have much information.

If you know how to reach any of his friends to let them know, I'd appreciate it. I'm in Texas still, and I don't know much about the plans, except that there will be some kind of wake--but no funeral. His remains will be cremated.

He leaves behind his two children (Sarah & Steven. Sarah is still in college, Steven is 18), his mother Jan, his older brother Michael and his little sister Lisa (me). He taught me to swim when I was five, he taught me to ride his red banana-seat bike with the foot-brakes when I was six. He made me laugh until koolade came out my nose more times than I can count. He put me in his favorite allstar wrestling holds until I could escape. He let me win at checkers. He took care of me when no one else could. He never listened to a thing I told him.

Take care-
Lisa Markley

Don't know what to say. Didn't know he was that sick, if that's... ****. He got nuts sometimes. We were all worried about him, have been for a while. I'm... I don't know. He was a good guy, even with all the Grand Funk and Ramones and telling the same stories over and over and... **** **** ****

RIP

So long from the Sunshine State.

[ 09-24-2007, 11:05 PM: Message edited by: Crimson Mask I ]

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Ow My....

This is really tough, I did not know Mark except for seeing him always posting on WC, he was what I refer to as a staple here.

Such a sad day, Mark you have the best seat in the house forever.

RIP

[ 09-24-2007, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: ivieth ]

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Never met him but I thought of him as one of the nicest people I have ever met.

Holy sh*t.

Rest in peace friend.

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******* unbelievable. Very sorry to hear about this. Like Mask said, he did have his quirks but was truly an institution on this board.
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Oh man, where do you start with news like this. Like a lot of folks here I got to know Mark from this board. Phone calls, sharing music...he was a great person who I related to a lot more than just wrestling memories. I loved making him CD's as he always got a kick of our shared love of somewhat obscure bands from the 70's. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Mark, someday we'll meet up again and kick back and talk about those wrestling matches we grew up watching with the Ramones on the jukebox. You will be missed my friend...

I also want to add how much we both loved to share stories of going to concerts with our respective sons and seeing the old bands. Man, I'm going to miss sharing that with him and it tears my heart to think about his son's loss (...and his daughter of course). For those of you with kids please do not take your time with them for granted.

[ 09-24-2007, 11:00 PM: Message edited by: CWF mark ]

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[Frown] wow guys I am in shock I cannot believe Mark is gone this is crazy I mean he was the first person on here I really enjoyed reading his posts and talking to on here even tho we never met in real life

-My heart is very heavy right with emotions and I just don't know what to say right now

-We will always remember Mark and my sincerest sympathies go out to his friends and family and to the one's on here who knew him best....

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Goodbye friend.
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RIP Mark

*BONG*

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A total shocker. Mark was one of the guys everybody liked on this board. A total face if you will. He sent me pm's when my nephew was playing minor league ball for the Rangers a couple of years ago in Washington. An old time rocker that sounds like he was a good dad and now his kids have both their mom and dad both gone. RIP buddy. I think we are all gonna miss you.

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R.I.P. Mark from WA. I am just in shock, I feel like someone punched me in the face.

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Please,please tell me this is some internet bad taste joke.
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Mark was a great guy. I just spoke with him a couple weeks back. I feel so bad for his kids. He spoke of them all the time.

Mark used to chat with us on AIM almost every night back in the day. We'd always give him **** for his drunken tirades about the Ramones and PNW wrestling. He really was a great guy and will be missed.........

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I got an IM from a former WC poster about this about an hour ago and really hoped against hope that a mistake had been made. Unfortunately that is not the case.

What can you say? Mark was an upbeat guy who always treated people with respect and made things fun. I feel terribly for his family, especially his kids. Even though we only communicated in cyberspace, I considered him a friend. It was no facade. Mark truly was as great a guy as he seemed.

RIP Mark. You were a terrific guy and a true friend.

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quote:
Originally posted by Scot V:
Please,please tell me this is some internet bad taste joke.

quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask I:
This is not a joke.



[ 09-24-2007, 10:44 PM: Message edited by: Crimson Mask I ]

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A shock.--Yohe
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RIP Mr Mark from WA, rest in peace.
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I'm speechless......... [Frown]
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I'm stunned. Knew he'd had some health problems, did not know it was that serious.

Damn. Mark was one of the nicest guys on the internet. Long time poster here, big Seattle sports fan, big music fan.

Damn.

RIP, Mark from WA.

[ 09-25-2007, 12:19 AM: Message edited by: GreyGhost ]

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Green Squash from Mecca (Indiana)
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people say this is not real life. but we come to know each other here. well enough. well enough that this is a death of a friend to us. to me.

May he only know care and comfort and love

goodbye, Mark.

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Damn. What a shock. RIP
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Oh, man. I just sent him some old NWA/JCP memorabilia a few weeks ago. Hopefully he got a smile out of it.

RIP Mark

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wow. i'll miss the late night debates about weed vs. beer... watching the videos he'd posted. I had no clue he was ill either. Wow... it's really like losing a friend. He will be missed, he always made me laugh.

rick

[ 09-24-2007, 10:53 PM: Message edited by: Wanderlust Silva ]

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One of the best guys on the board. Didn't know him outside of the board, but on here, he was always a lot of fun. I remember somebody referring to him as the guy that everybody liked and got along with. Aren't many of those around.

This is just sad.

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1-2-3-4!



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I only knew Mark from the forums here but we had some great chats about glam rock from the 70's and old school wrestling.

It's just not gonna be the same without Mark From WA. Damn, this sucks.

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[Frown]

RIP...

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RIP Mark...

He is in a place now with no pain. I always enjoyed his posts and humor.

RIP.... [Frown]

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RIP buddy.

Though I'm a WSU alumni, I'm glad Mark got to see his Huskies start to turn the corner and get quite a bit better this year.

I'm sad he won't get to see how good Jake Locker eventually becomes.

RIP.

Later,
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Totally freakin shocked. I had spoken with him often about U-Dub football.

I'm stunned. One of the real good guys is gone.

RIP man...we'll miss you.

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Stunned is the only word I can use. This board will not be the same. [Frown]

Prayers for his family and all his friends (which includes just about all of us, I guess).

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This is a major bummer. I just burnt him a DVR and he just PM'd me the other day that it arrived and was going to watch it over the weekend. Hoping he got to see it and at least brought him a smile in his final days. Stunned.
Hey buddy, give Joey, Dee Dee, and Johnny a Gabba Gabba Hey for me ... R.I.P.

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Has a cause of death been IDed. I did not know that he was ill. Guys, I'm just trying to wrap my head around this and make some sence of this.

I never met Mark but still thought of him as a friend. I am at a loss for words.

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-We miss ya buddy and we will never forget ya

[ 09-24-2007, 11:03 PM: Message edited by: BaronVonRaschkeFan05 ]

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As I said at KM we PM'd each other about some DVDs friday. Prayers for his family.

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I had no idea he was that ill. We had become friends through this board, and exchanged tapes a few years back.

My condolences to his family and friends (of which we all here a WC are).

Man, this is really sad news.

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I guess it's fitting that his last post was a joke....

From 9/22/07, last edited at 12:09 AM...

quote:
Originally posted by Mark from WA:
quote:
Originally posted by PoorlyToldJoke:
If it were Rocky, it would be "actor" not Entertainer/athlete.

You mean Stallone ? "Actor" is pushing it.

[Big Grin]

OK, I'm KIDDING. I know Stallone is like 4"9"



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This news is like a kick to the gut.

I only knew Mark from WA from reading his posts here, but in that time I'd come to expect that his posts were fun and upbeat. He was a little older than me but his musical tastes crossed paths with my own, so I was always glad to see his next post where a band was concerned.

I feel really bad even though I didn't know him. Just awful.

RIP Mark, you were a good guy.

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I always enjoyed his posts here.

RIP Mark.

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I can't think of anything else to write beyond what I sent to Green Squash a short time ago, when she informed me of Mark's passing. My head hurts, so I won't elaborate. Here it is:

I am stunned and shocked. Slack-jawed and unsure of what to do at this very moment. How can this possibly be? Our resident "nicest guy in the world," a man from all appearances without an enemy to be had ... has died?

I never met Mark Markley. That was going to be rectified at the Great Northwest Bash on November 3. I'm pissed off. I feel cheated because I never will get the chance to shake his hand, to talk about his kids with him, to tease and poke fun at and with him. I am typing this through tears, so please forgive me if it makes little sense.

I've often told people, when they got to bitching about some sort of injustice they'd suffered, that nobody ever said life was fair. Now, I need somebody to tell me that same thing. This is just flat-out wrong, and I am sick.

Dear Laury ... I may not be more than a silly old fool ... there are those that will gladly confirm that. But even without having known Mark except as someone I've liked and respected at WCMB, I feel diminished inside.

To me, this is a loss that cannot be reclaimed.

R*I*P, Mr. Markley.

[ 09-25-2007, 02:21 PM: Message edited by: Richard Berger1 ]

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