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Mark passed of heart failure on November 3, 2017 while vacationing in Florida. He was born at Lawrence General Hospital, and grew up in Andover, a town he loved. At Andover High School, Mark was a very talented baseball and basketball player. He helped win many games and trophies for Andover, and he always spoke with deep respect and fondness for the many coaches and teammates he played with over the years.
Mark continued his baseball career at Dennison University in Ohio where he graduated with a communication major. In college, as in high school, Mark was a charismatic leader with a fun sense of humor and a loyal friend to many. Following college graduation, he enjoyed living in Australia where he played semi-pro baseball.
Mark moved to Los Angeles with the goal of acting and producing movies. Like many, he discovered that it was a hard road. However, he stayed with it, always believing his big break was around the corner. Through it all he maintained his optimism, sense of humor, and relationships with family and friends he loved.
Mark will be deeply missed. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Senator Sue Tucker of Andover; a beloved brother, David; sister-in-law, Sabine; and nieces, Secoya and Autumn of Sebastopol, Calif.; Uncle Ed Tucker and wife, Syou Syou of Delaware; Aunt Jane Maran and husband, Jim of Georgia; Uncle Dr. Bill Mantle of Arizona; and many loving cousins, from Finland to South Africa.
For the past several years, Mark's favorite hobby was fishing. He spent hours in a canoe or a large ocean boat, enjoying nature and the water. It brought him much peace and happiness.
With his love for the outdoors in mind, the family requests that any donations in Mark's memory be made to AVIS, a non-profit organization in Andover devoted to preserving over a thousand acres of open space, trails, and ponds -- AVIS, P.O. Box 5097, Andover, MA 01810.
Arrangements: The family will hold a private memorial for Mark at a later date.
Published on December 5, 2017
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