Mark L. Waeghe, age 67, of Gladstone, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, December 12, 2022 at UP Health Systems in Marquette, MI.
Mark was born February 8, 1955, in Escanaba, MI, the son of Louis “Butch” and Betty (Sinnaeve) Waeghe. He attended and graduated from Gladstone Area Schools Class of 1973. He furthered his education at Arizona State University and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1979 with his Business Administration Degree. He was employed with Technology Training Corporation in the international marketing division with assignments in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Singapore, London, Sydney, and Mexico City.
Mark was subsequently employed with the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua, HI and San Francisco, CA. serving as the Banquet Captain from 1991 until 2006. During this time his expertise was also used to assist with the opening of multiple new hotel venues. He eventually returned to the Ritz until his retirement in 2020.
After retirement Mark relocated back to Gladstone where he remained close to family and enjoyed spending quality time with them. He was a proud “Gruncle” otherwise known as Great Uncle. Mark enjoyed hiking, biking, traveling and cooking. He wasn’t afraid to experiment with new recipes, often creating unique culinary delights. He was also a skilled carpenter and tiler allowing him to showcase his love and affinity for architectural detail in the aesthetic homes he created, none more attractive than his current residence.
In addition to his Mother, Betty Waeghe, Mark is survived by:
3 Sisters: Sue Zimmermann of Gladstone, MI
Diane (Tom) Berlinski of Gladstone, MI
Joanne (Jeff) McGillviray of Kingsford, MI
Godson and Nephew: Adam (Jenny) Zimmermann
Additional Nieces and Nephews: Marisa (Matt) Marek, Grace (Ben Bures) Zimmermann, Jake (Holly) Berlinski, Jared (Kate Wardle) Berlinski, Ryan (Sadie) McGillviray, Kyle (Sarah) McGillviray
Gruncle to Haley, Ethan and Juliette Marek, Evan and Violet Zimmermann and soon to be baby McGillviray.
Special Cousin Ann Weber
And many friends all over the world
Mark was preceded in death by his Father, Brother-in-law: Mark Zimmermann and Partner: Bernie
Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A memorial service will take place following visiting hours at 1:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A luncheon will take place at the All Saints Church Parish Hall after services. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Waeghe family.
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