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Friday, March 10, 2006

Mark Bergman Feb 18, 1958 - March 4, 2006

Mark was a good friend that I've known for more than 10 years. I met him at ASU and we had many good times down in the ceramic lab during our time in school and we remained friends beyond school. I am shocked and sad at his passing. I will miss him terribly. I have not yet reached anger at the manner of his passing, I am still trying to get my brain around realizing he was such a sad person to take his own life. He hid it well, he always seemed well adjusted enough and we had many good conversations about life and philosophy and art. He was always pleasant and had a great sense of humor. I'll never forget him.

The ceremony is Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 5:30 PM.

Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area
E McDonald Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 262-4837
Cross Street: North Tatum Boulevard
Admission: Free


High Flight
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of; wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air;
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark nor even eagle flew;
And while, with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Memorial Donations
Mark never lost his love of the arts and ceramics. For those interested, please send a check to the Mesa Arts Center Foundation and note on check that it is in memory of Mark Bergman. The Foundation will use the money to provide ceramic classes for kids. Mesa Arts Center Foundation, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

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At 2:57 PM, Blogger GO RED SOX said...

Yes, Mark was a wonderful, caring, funny and kind individual. He always found humor in every situation, but boy could he be stubborn. I too, loved to debate life and philosophy with him. We always tried to compete in our creativity. He gave me so many wonderful gifts and for that I'm deeply grateful. What a wonderful journey we had together. I still try and pick up the phone to tell him something and the realization that he isn't physically on this planet deeply saddens me. Your family loves and misses you and so do I.


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