Mark Russell Crow
May 14, 1958 – January 11, 2020
Mark Russell Crow, 61, passed away on January 11, 2020. He was born to parents Wesley and Louise Crow in Houston, Texas and raised in the Westbury area. He married his wife Nancy Alas in Italy in 2002 in the same church where his mother was baptized. They had two sons together, Marco and Lorenzo.
Mark loved traveling to Europe and driving to see his family in Italy. His favorite foods were lasagna and Bistecca Toscana. In addition, he enjoyed a nice Chianti, as well as margaritas. He loved talking about classic cars, and enjoyed the newer cars coming out on the market as well. Mark was talented, and used his talents in many fields, serving as both an airplane mechanic and a nurse, and had his small plane and helicopter pilot’s license. For the past four to five years, he enjoyed life as a stay at home dad with his family and his 18 year old cat, Gordo. He fought stage IV lung cancer for 18 months, even after being told he only had 6-10 months. He was a true fighter.
Mark is survived by his wife and sons, several siblings, uncle and cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at The Story Houston, 3471 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027 On February 1st, 2020 at 11:00 AM.
The Story Houston
3471 Westheimer Rd
Mark Russell Crow
January 24, 2020
The world has to say goodbye to a good friend, a brilliant mechanic and a fantastic husband and father...
A big hug from Belgium to you and the boys! He will never be forgotten !
January 13, 2020
I met Mark in 1979 not long after I moved to Austin. We were neighbors and became friends for 40+ years. We had a lot of good times and fine meals at Baby Acapulco’s in Austin, Christie’s Seafood in Houston and many more in between. We traveled to Florence, Italy 3 times to meet his family and see the great art and landscape of Tuscany. The third trip was for his wedding to the love of his life Nancy. Even though life and work caused our friendship to ebb and flow Mark was one of those friends you just picked up where you left off no matter the time in between. RIP Mark, I’ll miss you until I see you again. My Condolences to Nancy, his family and brothers.