Mark Walsh Born in St. Petersburg November 6, 1950, passed away March 8, 2012 in Gainesville, Florida. Mark attended St. Petersburg Jr. College, Santa Fe Community College, Troy State University, and finished at the University of Florida, plus he spent 3 years in the Army where he trained in Radiology. Mark worked for the VA Hospital in Gainesville for 33 years and retired in 2003.
Mark was a remarkable person who touched and influenced the lives of those who knew him. He loved the outdoors and shared his knowledge and passion with others. He would use hunting as an excuse just to be out enjoying nature. He loved fishing, bird watching, sunrises and sunsets, and as a pilot, flying through the clouds. He became an avid collector and antiques hunter, which he liked to blame on his father-in-law. In recent years, he returned to his childhood passion of baseball, becoming a big fan of the Gators. He was known to many as "Mother Goose" in Dance Alive's! production of The Nutcracker, a part he loved playing for many years, as well as being a long serving volunteer backstage for both Dance Alive! and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Mark was a devoted and loving husband of almost 26 years to his wife Stephanie (Stevie) Tison Walsh. He was predeceased by his father A.R. Walsh, brother Craig Walsh, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Grant and Mr. and Mrs. J. Walsh, and in-laws Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tison, Jr. He is survived by his mother Eunice Walsh, sister Virginia Walsh, an extended family of relatives and friends, and by his loving dog, Lizzy.