b 19 Sep 1964, Manassas, Va.
d 6 Feb 2018, Port Richey, Fla.
"I was born to play music," Mark was fond of saying.
He devoted a big part of his life to his music. Forming the band Equus, he became a legend in the environs of Colchester, Vt., during his teen years and went on to play lead guitar and sing in professional bands.
"I like to play stage right," he explained, "because that way I can see what all the other players are doing."
He was a devotee of Salvador Dali, whose museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., was a frequent source of sustenance for Mark. Some of his ashes were scattered in the jasmine garden there.
It was the beaches of Florida's west coast that called out most to Mark's spirit as being home.
"The beach is my church," he adamantly said, always going on to tell of some great adventure there. To honor this, some of his ashes were scattered at Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island, and Anna Maria Island.
He is survived by his mother, Dian Kendrick; sister Dian Mueller; brother Brian Mueller; former life partner Brenda Truelove; stepchildren Matthew, Chelsea, and Chad Truelove; step-grandchild Joseph Truelove; nieces Audrey and Karen (née Mueller) and Stephanie Kendrick; and nephews Anthony and Mike Mueller.
A memorial will be held in Burlington, Vt., on November 20 at 5 p.m. Please RSVP for locale: firstname.lastname@example.org.