Yes I did meet him ...

Oct 14, 2019,08:33 AM

Thanks Art. Hope you are well too.


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Mark Mathews . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2019-15:12
. . . aka Rovermark passed away a week ago. He was an active member of this community for several years, although not so much in the recent past. He was, however, a regular attendee of our So Cal alphabet soup gang gatherings, and his interest in horology...  

Heartbreaking. Thoughts and prayers for Mark's Family.

 By: MichaelC : September 17th, 2019-15:22
As for Mark, My belief is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Heaven is the Destination, God Bless you Mark!

Finally found a few pics of Mark in my files . . .

 By: Dr No : September 17th, 2019-15:37
. . . from an alphabet soup gathering back in summer of '14. [Kevster, seated; Mark sipping a Coke; Elliot55 looking as though a mouse had scurried by; mkvc distracted] ;-) ...  

Lots of photos of him here, in my post below entitled "A true collector ..." [nt]

 By: cazalea : September 17th, 2019-16:50
Here are a few: Rovermark and Ei8htOhms (obligatory wrist scan showing his AP winnings in Las Vegas) He also won a piece of fine art And of course a few of his watches should be remembered ...  

RIP, Mark!

 By: Bounce781 : September 17th, 2019-15:52
I never knew him but if we can ever hope to achieve a measure of immortality, it is through the words and memories of those who knew us. It sounds like he was a wonderful person. Taken too soon. Sad day!

+1 RIP Rovermark (nt)

 By: Echi : September 17th, 2019-22:22

Rest in Peace, Mark...

 By: AlexSunrise : September 17th, 2019-16:17
I had the good fortune to meet him about 9 or so years ago while visiting LA. He was extremely amicable to the point of even giving AndrewD and I a ride back to our hotel in his very cool vintage Land Rover. Condolences to all who knew and were near and d... 

My deepest condolences to his family...

 By: Stefan : October 8th, 2019-10:14
RIP Mark! Stefan

I believe you met Mark when you visited us a few years ago. Mark missed only one alphabet soup g-t-g . . .

 By: Dr No : October 8th, 2019-13:46
. . . over the last ten years - he was a stalwart member of our group. Hope all's well with you, Stefan. Warmest, Art

Yes I did meet him ...

 By: Stefan : October 14th, 2019-08:33
Thanks Art. Hope you are well too. Stefan

A true collector & man of wildly divergent interests

 By: cazalea : September 17th, 2019-16:17
Mark and I hit it off at our first meeting. He was fortunate to have earned a fair chunk of money and had enough time to indulge his interests. If I remember correctly he didn't drink alcohol or eat meat, so didn't dive into the richest ends of the culina...  

RIP Mark

 By: : September 17th, 2019-17:44
Absolute gentleman. It was a pleasure to have known you briefly, always great to chat watches, cars and everyday life. RIP.

RIP Mark... [nt]

 By: mahesh : September 17th, 2019-18:52

Rest In Peace, Mark

 By: ChristianDK : September 17th, 2019-20:12
this is heartbreaking news. It was obviously way too early.

He was a few days shy of marking his 53rd birthday . . .

 By: Dr No : September 19th, 2019-16:15
. . . when he passed, Christian. 'Early' is an understatement . . . he should've had years, if not decades, more to enjoy. Art

That is overwhelmingly sad, Art

 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-22:23
And I even understand from Mikes post that he was a person who tried to live a healthy life. I feel so sorry for dear Mark. Christian

Very sad to hear the news.

 By: Bill : September 17th, 2019-20:44
He was true gentleman and a patron of the horological arts. May his soul rest in peace and we celebrate his life everyday here on the site talking about what he loved dearly. Bill

RIP Mark 🙏🏻 [nt]

 By: agyzace : September 17th, 2019-23:25

Very sad news.

 By: mkvc : September 18th, 2019-00:31
But, it appears, a life well lived and enjoyed. Rest in peace.

Sad news but

 By: Jurry : September 18th, 2019-02:07
But by the same token heartwarming to see that our forum pays tribute to its members and shows human compassion during such sad moments. I’ve never had the honor to know or read anything from Mark, yet through this forum I share the pain and my thoughts a... 

Incredibly Sad News...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 18th, 2019-02:14
Mark will be sadly missed by us, taken by this cruel disease that has no respect for anyone. Thankfully Art you went to see him before he left us, I’m sure that this will have been of great comfort to him to know that you and others cared. I have personal... 

My Heart Is Heavy...

 By: elliot55 : September 18th, 2019-12:11
.... Mark was a beautiful and generous soul. He always brought the salty language factor and we loved him for it. A super great guy who will be missed. Tonight we raise our glasses to RoverMark. - Scott

Nicely put, Scott. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2019-22:20

A Purist to the bone

 By: timerider : September 19th, 2019-15:51
and a great guy. You always got a true opinion from Mark and a little more information to put in your special notes. Rest In Peace Sir, Tim