OBITUARY

Mark Wechsler

December 16, 1956May 5, 2020

Mark Wechsler passed away peacefully at his home in Montville NJ on May 5, 2020 after brave battle with stomach cancer. He was 63 years young. Originally from Brooklyn. New York, Mark practiced generosity without reciprocity to the consternation of all that knew him. He was a private person unwilling to burden those around him. He was a man who gave everything to everyone and accepted nothing for himself. Mark was a dedicated lawyer who zealously advocated for his clients. He was a partner at the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick in Denville, NJ where he worked for the past 23 years. He was a giant in the courtroom and respected by judges and colleagues alike. He loved mentoring new lawyers both within and outside of his firm. He was devoted to the bar as a leader, serving as President of the Morris County Bar Association, Morris County Bar Foundation, Chair of the Family Law Committee, and many other projects. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Albany, a Master’s Degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. Most importantly, Mark was a man of integrity and character. He was a dedicated son and companion. He was full of life and cherished by his friends, colleagues and family. He will be terribly missed.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the American Cancer Society OR
  • US Holocaust Museum

Services

  • Private Service

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Annmarie Fiore

September 11, 2020

I’m so saddened about the passing of Mark. I was his hairstylist. I admired his bravery and his positive attitude always towards life despite his battle. I will miss him. He was a great client and was always a pleasure having him in my chair. Not many like Mark. RIP.

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ)

May 15, 2020

Mark was asked to take on a pro bono case once years ago. Afterward, he just kept helping. Mark was honored last spring for the countless hours he spent volunteering pro bono for Legal Services of Northwest Jersey. The award was presented to Mark at Legal Services of New Jersey's Equal Justice Awards Reception in June. His friends, colleagues, and clients at LSNWJ will miss Mark very much.

Mary Fahy

May 9, 2020

Sorry to hear of Marks passing. He was a lovely person. Rest in Peace🙏

Mike Janus

May 9, 2020

So a little story if you will indulge me. A young man from the deep north country of upstate New York, who’s parents lived through the heart of the depression meets a kid from Brooklyn who’s parents lived through the holocaust, his mom still had the numbers tattooed on her arm from one of the camps. He was the first Jewish person I’ve really known. We become roommates freshman year; friends and co-conspirators in the revelry of life experience in the early 70s. Basketball, parties, water fights, buck-buck on the quad and general mayhem that accompanies life in college. Visiting each other’s homes in awe of how different our lives were before we met.

We attend grad school together and work together for a while before going our separate career and geographical ways. But we never parted. Around the occasional visits, we talked weekly, sometimes more often, solving the problems of the world and congratulating ourselves on our collective wisdom, discussions often infused by bourbon. We lost friends, celebrated bar mitzvahs, and promotions. He is the officiant at our only child’s wedding, calling me daily to tell me how nervous he was but predictably pulling it off magnificently.

Mark, the “Bear” was an amazing guy. Incredibly smart and diligent, a highly accomplished and focused lawyer. He had a charisma about him. People who barely knew him often asked about him. He was a complex person, multi-layered and often difficult to get to. He was generous to a fault but not good at accepting others generosity. He had his own way of getting through the world.

He was my friend in the truest sense of that word. He was a better person than I, but no matter. He made me a better person. He left this world in his own way, which should surprise no one. The world is a less inviting place that it was a few days ago. A toast, bourbon of course, to you my dear friend.

Meryl Ironson

May 7, 2020

We are so very sad to learn of Mark’s passing. He was an incredibly authentic person, a kind individual who put others before himself - we have been blessed to call him our friend. David and I will miss him terribly.

Terry Bradley

May 7, 2020

While Mark was a fierce advocate and an incredible lawyer- what made him Mark was his enormous heart and his endless generosity. He was rarely without a smile or a kind word. During our last case together it was a running joke who would email the earliest in the morning and the one time I did- he called to say “you got me”. He touched so many and will be terribly missed. Rest In Peace.

Jennifer Vuotto

May 7, 2020

Mark was a friend, a mentor, a leader, an incredible lawyer, and one of the most genuine people you could ever hope to meet. I will miss his perspective, his advice, his humor and his 4am emails. He left us all better for having known him. You will be dearly missed my friend.

Robert Greene

May 7, 2020

Mark was so much more than a great attorney. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at EB. Mark, you truly will be missed by all. Rest In Peace my friend.

Linda Mainenti Walsh

May 7, 2020

Word of Mark’s passing is heartbreaking. I had the honor of working with Mark at Einhorn for 15 years. Mark was a remarkable person and attorney. His contributions to the profession, the Bar Association as a leader, and his firm were immeasurable. As a colleague, Mark shared his skill, experience and knowledge freely. I will never forget his professional and personal generosity, always making himself available to discuss legal issues (and taking time to ask about my children, who fondly refer to him as “Mr. Mark”). Mark will be sorely missed.

Jamie Berger

May 6, 2020

So saddened by the loss of this amazing person. I am so grateful to have known him. I remember the first time I walked into Einhorn at a shockingly early hour only to learn Mark had been there for hours! We had great conversations and my respect for him is beyond immense. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you all.

FROM THE FAMILY

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