38 years old, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Gingoog City on Mindanao Island in the Philippines on 14 March 2022.
He was a Filipino American intercountry adoptee, born 12 August 1983 in Manila, Philippines. It was said he was buried in a cemetery in the Odiongan neighbourhood of Gingoog City.
To memorialise his life at ICAV, above are photographs of Mark back in the days of Wisconsin where he grew up with me as my older adopted brother, circa 1990s, to commemorate the best memories that I had of him during the times when he was closest to his truest self.
Rest in Peace, Mark.
by Desiree Maru
You can read more from Desiree at her blog Finding Strength in the Darkest Hour.