Mark Gerken Death, Obituary – Remembering Mark Gerken. Even though there were a great many delightful events, the vast majority of them were not even documented. This is despite the fact that there were a great many of them. The fact that we were able to interact with him throughout the course of time has left us feeling nothing less than indescribably grateful. If I’m being totally forthright with you, I had the notion that this was going to be the kind of friendship that would continue on for the rest of my life.
Before we left on our trip, he sent us a text message in which he expressed how much he was going to miss us and how much he would be thinking about us while we were gone. We had agreed to get together, but those plans did not work out for us in the end for a variety of reasons. It’s a shame that we weren’t able to have one last talk with him before he left, since it would have been a waste otherwise.
Buddy, you owe it to us to keep some of the great things that you’ve found for us to enjoy. After a sufficient amount of time has gone, neither one of us will even remember the trip!