With inestimable sorrow, we must inform you that Mark Richard Green completed his journey on February 27, 2015. The caring and devotion of all those who were with him during these last months, particularly the wonderful people of the Walpole, NH and Saxtons River and Putney, VT communities and environs, cannot be measured, and no amount of thanks can be adequate. The following appeared in the Brattleboro Reformer on March 5, 2015:
“Mark Richard Green, born August 18, 1967, passed away in Walpole, NH on February 27, 2015, peacefully, smiling and with his joy and passion for life intact. Mark’s enthusiasm for life was equalled by the vigour and intensity with which he confronted his illness. He described his fateful journey through his blog “moosevt.wordpress.com.”
“A native of Philadelphia, PA, Mark was a proud “Lifer” (K-12) graduate of Abington Friends School, in Jenkintown, PA. There he developed a strong sense of justice, equality and human rights, and a deep passion for the outdoors. He then graduated from Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) with a B. A. in English and a Minor in Studio Art, and earned his M. Ed. at the University of New England, Antioch in Keene, NH.
“His love for friends and family, and in particular daughters Hannah and Libby, sister Kerry, former wife and dear friend Laura Gaudette, Aunt Carolyn, beloved friend Barb Silbey and parents Beverly and Stephen, was limitless.
“Mark loved nature, outdoor sports, music, photography, food, travel and adventure. He visited Costa Rica, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Egypt, France and Puerto Rico and he pursued studies in British drama and writing at the University of East Anglia, England.
“He spent several summers working in Durango, CO and was an administrator at Verde Valley School in Sedona, AZ. Some of his most formative times were spent at Twin Lakes in Shohola, PA – fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, skating, biking and carousing.
“Mark served on the Boards of Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Saxtons River (VT) Main Street Arts Center, and as a village Trustee in his beloved Saxtons River. He was also a DJ for the local community radio station “WOOL FM,” on a show he aptly named “No Depression,” featuring “old time,” honky-tonk and “hillbilly” music, and he was proud to be part of The Bread and Puppet Theatre in Glover, VT.
“Mark taught and worked in financial aid and admissions until devoting his talents to fundraising at The Grammar School and The Putney School in Putney, VT, Dartmouth College and its Thayer School of Engineering in Hanover, NH, and finally, for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) based in Washington, DC, where he literally dedicated his life to the cause of funding research and new treatments and hopefully a cure for the incurable disease which ultimately ended his adventure.
“Mark lived every minute of his life. It was an adventure he shared with his girls and an uncountable number of friends. He was an authentic, special, good man, kind, generous, funny, adventurous and beloved by all who knew him.”
The loving comments on his Facebook page attest to the fact that we are indeed fortunate to have had Mark in our lives. Hold him in your thoughts and hearts.
His family and “Friends of Mark.”