Mark Steven Margolis (Sign Guestbook)

Mark Steven Margolis passed away on April 11th, 2018 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center from stage 4 gastro-esophageal adenocarcinoma. Mark was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was a friend to everyone he met and the bedrock of his family. He will forever be loved and missed. Mark is survived by his wife Shawn Jennifer Margolis; parents Bill and Louise Alvarez; daughter Brittany Hydorn; and sister Terri Springer. His beloved family includes his son-in-law Roger Eckberg; grandchildren Sean, Sarah, and Gunnar; and step-brothers Bill and Tony Alvarez. His extended friends and family are spread throughout the country and include his long-running Saturday gaming group in Northern Virginia (and Kentucky), his Navy and San Diego friends, and our new Knoxville crew. Mark served his country as an Army MP shielding the Kurds in Northern Iraq during the first Gulf War, an action that epitomized his devotion to his country and his protective nature. An avid technology buff, Mark began working in IT in the early 2000’s and spent the last 5 years of his life at the pinnacle of his career as an engineer at Microsoft – working up until the moment he fell ill. The family is hosting visitation from 5-7 Monday evening at Gentry Griffey in Knoxville followed immediately by a memorial service. Flowers would be warmly received by the family, as well as donations in his name to the veteran-focused charity of your choice. Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Margolis family and invites you to sign the online registry below.

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6 guestbook entries for “Mark Steven Margolis”:

  1. Scott Smith says:

    My sincerest condolences on your loss Shawn. I only worked with Mark for over a year, so it saddens me even more realizing how we all need to treat life as our number one priority with friends and family. I hope Mark is at peace now and that your family will remain strong and endure through this difficult time. If I can be of any assistance, please don’t be afraid to ask or reach out. God bless you all!

  2. Michael Farris says:

    Rest in peace Mark. You are missed.

  3. David Watson and Family says:

    I am privileged to have known you and been part of your open book Mark. Our last phone call exemplified your care and concern as a father and husband truly was beyond yourself. Sending peace for your family

  4. Sandy Kretzer says:

    Mark made a positive and lasting impression as a colleague during his career in IT at Fairfax County Public Schools. His huge and loving personality is a strong and enduring memory for me and others. Condolences,

  5. Leighton Phillips says:

    Rest in peace Mark, I am glad to have been on the same Team with you.

  6. Rick Becerra says:

    Rest in peace, Mark. My condolences to your family.

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