It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of Mark Levine. Please see the obituary below.
Mark Jay Levine, 85, of Bedford, MA, passed away on July 3, 2023. He was born on January 26, 1938, in Philadelphia, PA, to Saul and Victoria Levine who are predeceased.
Mark is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dianne Levine, and their children Fern Mullen (Michael) and Adam Levine (Fiancé Stacy Kielbasa). He was a cherished grandfather to Benjamin Levine (Alyssa), Capt. Hannah Levine, Zachary Mullen, and Ryan Mullen. Mark is also survived by his sister, Carole Levine.
Mark attended Germantown High School and went on to pursue higher education at Penn State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Throughout his career, Mark worked as an Electrical Engineer for Mitre Corp. in Bedford, MA from 1968 to 2007. He was highly regarded for his expertise in the field of communications and worked in the coveted position in Japan for five years. In addition to his professional endeavors, Mark dedicated his time to volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and serving as a trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club. He was an active member of the Wednesday Wanderers and held multiple board officer roles of the Sub Sig Outing Club.
An outdoorsman to the core, Mark enjoyed hiking, biking, running, sailing, kayaking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. In his younger years, he ran more than a dozen marathons including the Boston Marathon at the age of 40. Mark bicycled several major trips across the length of the U.S. and each coast, proving his drive and passion for endurance sports. His adventures took him on beautiful trips from the circumference of Mount Blanc in the French Alps, to Saint John in the Caribbean, to the highest point in Japan. One of his most remarkable achievements was participating in the first Silver Lining Marathon in 1985 (now called the Everest Marathon), the highest race in the world, while on a six-week trek in Nepal at the base of Mt. Everest.
Mark Jay Levine will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. He will always be remembered as an adventurous, spirited man with endless jokes who carved his own path in the world. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests at https://forestsociety.org/contributions.