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Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD

OBITUARY

Mark S. Furst

January 4, 1955November 27, 2019
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On November 27, 2019, Mark S. Furst; beloved husband of Sandra “Sandy” Furst (nee Tirocchi); devoted father of Sarah Furst Zoppo and husband Giuliano, and Stephanie Furst; loving son of Judith Furst and the late Frederick V. Furst, III; dear brother of John Furst, Stacie Kwoka, Mary Furst, Kelly Nolan and Colin Furst and their respective spouses; brother-in-law of Louis Tirocchi, Jr. and his wife. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham, MD 21236, on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, at 11am, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 9215 Old Harford Rd., Parkville, MD 21234. Interment services will be private. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Mark and Sandy Furst Scholarship Fund benefiting PACT at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Direct your gift to the Office of Philanthropy, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 707 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, or KennedyKrieger.org/Furst. Checks made payable to: Kennedy Krieger Foundation, memo line "Mark Furst".

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, December 6, 2019

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Jim Anders

December 7, 2019

Mark,

Thank You - well done! Rest in Peace. You showed all of us what life is about. Jim

Pamela Jackson

December 5, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Furst family. I had the great honor of working with Mark at United Way as his assistant. One of my fondest memories of Mark is of him walking around the office with his long strides, cracking jokes and cheerfully saying “just spreading a little morale”!

Mark was always supportive professionally and personally and left a lasting impression on my life.

Sadly, I’m unable to attend the memorial service but I know it will be a wonderful celebration of Mark’s life, and that the church will be filled with Mark’s amazing spirit.

Pamela Jackson

Nick Russo

December 5, 2019

My deepest condolences to Mark's extended family.

I worked with Mark at MD National Bank in the early 80's. He reported to me but I often told him it should be the other way around & he'd be my boss one day. Unfortunately that never happened.......

He often talked about his family and I could see it wasn't "an act"......he truly loved and admired them. I got the impression Mark's work ethic came from his Dad, he told some impressive stories about his career when Mark was a youngster.

About 25+ years after we worked together I lost my job & reached out to some folks I worked with - Mark was one of them. He set up a lunch meeting immediately. He offered support, encouragement and advice to find a new job. I was amazed at all the support Mark offered after so many years had gone by. He could've easily ignored me but that wasn't in his character. Mark was a first class guy all the way......I was lucky to have known him.

John Furst

December 4, 2019

Theresa Furst

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Theresa Furst

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John Leahy

December 4, 2019

Baltimore loses a great citizen.
I met Mark when my wife and I moved back to Baltimore in the early 80s...Kim worked with him at First National Bank. We socialized with that group quite a bit in those days. He was always the professional — the “hard charger”
He was a leader, and so genuine...always interested in how everyone was doing...
Our paths crossed often over the decades at social events (usually fundraisers around town), then at United Way, then Kennedy Krieger.
Last time I saw him was when he was honored as Man of the Year by the Boy Scouts. We had such a great chuckle when he was wearing that goofy hat...we talked about getting together for lunch (we didn’t of course, my loss!).We will miss seeing him around town...but he surely left his “Mark”...RIP

Jackie Johnson

December 4, 2019

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Furst family. While we didn’t know Mark personally, our friendship with his sister Kelly is one we have always treasured and know how much her brother means to her. Please know we are thinking about you.
John, Jackie, Harrison and Hannah

charlie scheeler

December 3, 2019

Mary Ellen and I are so grateful to have become friends with Mark during the 2016 Weinberg Foundation trip to Israel.
Mark quickly became the unofficial social director of our group of 25 or so. He led the dawn spinning classes. He posed us for photos in front of the Wailing Wall, by the Sea of Galilee, and innumerable other awe inspiring sites. With abundant help, he closed down bars.
But the last afternoon of the trip, Mark was nowhere to be found. We were on the Mediterranean, a perfect place to share a jog; but no Mark. Everyone left for dinner without him.
Of course, Mark was already at the dinner. He had curated his thousands of photos and unleashed a slide show of our trip that left quite a few eyes dampened. It was the perfect farewell to a perfect 8 days.
Mark only got 2 job offers from that trip. Jim Anders wooed Mark to KKI as their head of External Relations. If Mark could play Pied Piper to 25 sleep deprived folks on a bus, the KKI gig would be a piece of cake.
And I offered him a position as a director of Rosedale Federal. We're so grateful he accepted, and for his many contributions. We miss him.
Sandy, we cannot imagine what you are going through. But we do know you were married to a most remarkable man. God bless.

All our love and affection,

Mary Ellen Pease and Charlie Scheeler

charlie scheeler

December 3, 2019

Mary Ellen and I are so grateful to have become friends with Mark during the 2016 Weinberg Foundation trip to Israel.
Mark quickly became the unofficial social director of our group of 25 or so. He led the dawn spinning classes. He posed us for photos in front of the Wailing Wall, by the Sea of Galilee, and innumerable other awe inspiring sites. With abundant help, he closed down bars.
But the last afternoon of the trip, Mark was nowhere to be found. We were on the Mediterranean, a perfect place to share a jog; but no Mark. Everyone left for dinner without him.
Of course, Mark was already at the dinner. He had curated his thousands of photos and unleashed a slide show of our trip that left quite a few eyes dampened. It was the perfect farewell to a perfect 8 days.
Mark only got 2 job offers from that trip. Jim Anders wooed Mark to KKI as their head of External Relations. If Mark could play Pied Piper to 25 sleep deprived folks on a bus, the KKI gig would be a piece of cake.
And I offered him a position as a director of Rosedale Federal. We're so grateful he accepted, and for his many contributions. We miss him.
Sandy, we cannot imagine what you are going through. But we do know you were married to a most remarkable man. God bless.

All our love and affection,

Mary Ellen Pease and Charlie Scheeler

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Biography

On November 27, 2019, Mark S. Furst; beloved husband of Sandra “Sandy” Furst (nee Tirocchi); devoted father of Sarah Furst Zoppo and husband Giuliano, and Stephanie Furst; loving son of Judith Furst and the late Frederick V. Furst, III; dear brother of John Furst, Stacie Kwoka, Mary Furst, Kelly Nolan and Colin Furst and their respective spouses; brother-in-law of Louis Tirocchi, Jr. and his wife. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.