Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

July 9, 2014

MARK G. HARPER [Little Orleans]

— LITTLE ORLEANS — Mark George Harper, 60, of Little Orleans, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 10, 1953, in Bethesda, Mark was the son of the late Lawrence Harper and Marie (Shoemaker) Harper. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Judith Bryant.

Mark is survived by his brother, Larry S. Harper of Frederick, and many other family members.

Mark graduated from Wheaton High School, Class of 1971. He worked as a Quality Control Specialist before retiring from the Library of Congress.

Mark, a lifetime NRA member, enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He was an avid photographer and a ham radio enthusiast. Mark raised tropical fish and was a beekeeper for forty years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A prayer service will held for Mark on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, at 10 a.m., with Father Jack Lombardi officiating.

The family would like to thank Chuck Servis and Jamie Stonestreet for their excellent care of Mark during his illness as well as Hospice of Allegany County.

 The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.

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