October 1946 – June 2012
Mark was born in Trenton, New Jersey to Donald and Shirley DeWitt in 1946. The family settled in California when Mark was a teenager. He attended Cal Poly and California State University, Stanislaus, where he received his bachelors degree. Mark met Janice Edwards while working in Salinas, and they enjoyed 44 years of marriage. Together Janice and Mark taught AWANAS and ushered at Monte Vista Chapel for 10 years. Mark fought an illness since the early 1980s, during his remission he enjoyed life with his family for 30 years. He loved taking his family to the beach, going camping, hiking and attending baseball games. He delighted in the time spent with his grandkids.
Mark is survived by his wife Janice; children Stephen (Maria) DeWitt of Hughson, Kristine DeWitt of Turlock and Andrew (Stephanie) DeWitt of OR; mother Shirley Parks; grandchildren Marcos DeWitt and Anna DeWitt; brother Gary DeWitt. He is preceded in death by his father Donald and brother Donnie DeWitt.
Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Private interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.