H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Mark C. Harms

June 14, 1953August 23, 2020

Mark C. Harms of Fort Collins, Colorado, died on Sunday, August 23rd after a lengthy illness. Mark was born on June 14, 1953 to Rodger and Eleanor Harms in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sara; mother Eleanor of Pittsburgh; sister Jayne (Tim Mellon) of Cranberry Township, PA; sister Paula (Bill Johnston) of Pittsburgh; a niece, several nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Rodger Harms. Mark graduated from North Hills High School (Pittsburgh, PA) in 1971. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. After graduate school, Mark moved to Atlanta, Georgia and held positions in finance for several companies like Bell South and Digital Equipment Corporation. It was in Atlanta where he met and married Sara in 1988. The couple moved to Fort Collins in 1995. Mark held a consulting practice there until his retirement in 2015. Friends and family remember Mark as someone with a great laugh, a big smile, a positive outlook on life and a willingness to persevere. He was passionate about his book collection and antique bookends, all of his sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, along with the Indiana Hoosier basketball team. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family. The family would like to thank the staff of University of Colorado Healthcare system, Fresenius Kidney Care and Ability Home Healthcare for their compassionate care and support over the past few years.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11 A.M. at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Hwy. Entombment will follow at Mount Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Larimer County Humane Society or the National Kidney Foundation.


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Brenda Thomas

August 29, 2020

Dear Sara,
I was deeply saddened to see the notice of Mark's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

With sympathy,
Brenda Thomas

Deb Prentiss

August 28, 2020

Dear Sara,
Words don’t Adequately convey our sadness over the loss of Mark . He was such a good friend to Steven. We are so grateful we were able to spend time with you both at Lucilles recently and see his delight over the beignets !
Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul, Deb & Steven Prentiss

Sara & Charlie Rock

August 28, 2020

Mark was always so thoughtful and tenacious in his healthcare battles. Even though he did not always feel good, his smile and hearty laugh were always present. We will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.
Charlie and Sara Rock

Eric and Elizabeth Sunness/MacRitchie

August 27, 2020

Our condolences Sara. May Mark’s memory always be a blessing.

Bob Coonts

August 27, 2020

We are sorry to hear about Mark Sara. Our condolences and best thoughts are with you at this time.
Sallie and Bob Coonts

Roger & Kathy Morgan

August 26, 2020

Dearest Sara -
We are deeply saddened by the news of Mark's passing. What a gentle, loving, giant he was. His laugh was so infectious and it was always such a delight to talk with him and to spend time with the two of you. We genuinely admire the dignity and courage with which he faced his medical challenges, and we truly admire the precious love and care you gave him.
Sending you our love,
Roger & Kathy

Rosemary Black

August 26, 2020

Our table of Pgh Steeler fans will be a bit quieter. You will be missed my friend. We are so glad we both got to know you and Sara outside of the games.

Matt & Sally Oberle

August 26, 2020

We are heavy-hearted to hear of Mark’s passing. The love and kindness we witnessed made a lasting impression and our neighborhood will not be the same. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Sally & Matt

Sandi Long

August 26, 2020

Mark was always a bright light at dialysis. He will be greatly missed.

Jill Schatz

August 26, 2020

Dear Sara, we are so sorry to hear this news! We are holding you close in our thoughts. Sending our love,
xx Jill and Doug Schatz


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