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10/16/2018 1:43:00 PM
Mark Francis Sowa April 8, 1951 - October 4, 2018

Mark was born in Salem to Cecil and Marian Sowa, the seventh of 10 children. After graduating high school (JFK High, Mt. Angel 1969) Mark earned an associate's degree in diesel mechanics from OIT, Klamath Falls. Mark was a hard worker and motivated to do his best. He worked at Papé Cat, owned a business, and worked at Myrmo Brothers (Bend) until retirement.

He also volunteered at the Cloverdale fire department for several years in Central Oregon.

In 1982 Mark married Sharon Jasker and lived a truly happy life in Bend for the next 29 years until Sharon's passing in 2011. Sharon was his true and faithful love.

Maggie, their miniature schnauzer, was his constant companion until the end.

Mark enjoyed fixing and improving anything mechanical (he was a brilliant mechanic). He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved fishing from his boat in Newport and more recently fishing in Alaska.

He was a very generous man and adored his family. Mark was a fierce defender and protector of anyone he loved.

Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; parents; brother, Tim; and step-son, Kent.

He is survived by his daughters from his first marriage, Tammera and MaryAnn; step-daughters, Deanna and Cindy; sisters, Ann, Linda, Tess and Mary; brothers, Alan, Phil, Bob and Jon. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Article comment by: Marie Gravesande

My deepest condolence for the loss of your dear loved one. ‘May, our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loves us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your heart and make you firm’ in your grief and recovery.
2 Thessalonians 2: 16,17

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