Mark Allen Rife, 53, passed away peacefully in his home in Hagerstown, MD on May 29, 2021, supported by his loving family and friends.
Born on November 1, 1967, in Marysville, California, he was the son of the late Raymond S. Rife, Jr. and Doris D. (Ambrose) Rife. Mark was the loving husband of Nancy Ann Rife and dedicated father to Joshua and Gabriel. Mark was close to his mother-in-law, Mary Schoppert and brother-in-law, John Schoppert of Zanesville, Ohio. Mark is also survived by his brother, Raymond S. Rife III of Miami, FL and loving nephews, Sammy Rife of Brunswick, MD and Russell Rife of Frederick, MD; and "Aunt Kay" Tucker of Rosemont, MD; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah Gayle Maas and Mark Maas of Fairfield, PA; and niece, Amy Cleveland, her husband, Matt Cleveland and family of Auburn, ME; in addition to numerous cousins and too many dear friends to mention.
Mark graduated from Brunswick High School in 1985 and completed various technical schools, including mechanical welding. Mark had been most recently employed at Volvo/Mack Group Truck Manufacturing in Hagerstown and had previously worked at the former Pepco Generating Station in Dickerson, MD and Eastalco in Frederick, MD.
In addition to spending time with friends and family, Mark enjoyed summers at Riverbend Park in Falling Waters, WV. Mark was also an active member of the Brunswick Eagles and Moose Lodges, as well as the Hagerstown Elks and American Legion.
A celebration of Mark 's life journey will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue in Brunswick, MD.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 and 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5th at the funeral home in Brunswick. Interment will be private.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stauffer Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.
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