Mark Mathews . . .
. . . 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 and watchmaking never left him, even in this last year of life.
I could tell he was in declining health for some time, but never asked out of concern for his privacy. At our last gathering in early August, he let us know he had esophageal cancer and that the prognosis was negative.
I set the date for our next gathering to November 2nd, hoping he would be able to join us one last time. Then, just over a week ago, I heard from mrsnak that one of Mark's friends had posted on Facebook advising those who knew Mark to visit him in hospice care. Of course I dropped my plans for Sunday and went to see him, as did Thomas M and Chase the following Monday. Mark passed last Tuesday evening.
Those who knew him and will be in the Los Angeles area October 6th may contact me via pm regarding details for his Celebration of Life.
Adios, Mark . . .
[Mark M, right]
. . . and here's hoping all your watches run perfectly in Heaven.