Mark Vandevender

July 3, 1955October 30, 2020

Mark Anthony Vandevender, age 65, of Port Orange, Florida passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020. Mark was born July 3, 1955, in Columbus, OH.

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shari cockefair

November 6, 2020

Marky Mark, you will be so missed. Your presence in my family will never be forgotten. You were an amazing gentleman, friend, mentor & family. I pray that all the wonderful memories will help all through this most awful time. God Bless

Alice Vysata

November 4, 2020

My heart, my soulmate, my everything. Losing you leaves a void I am afraid can never be filled again. You are my best friend cut from the same mold. Thank you for the true love and support you showed me during the time we knew each other. Thank you for telling me I am beautiful and how much you love me all throughout the day. For having a smile on your face and twinkle in your eye every time you laid eyes on me. I loved how we never wanted to spend a minute apart fearing we'd miss each other too much, and how the best day was any day we could spend together alone. I will miss us finishing each other's sentences and me joining you for our "party time" peanut butter snack every night in the wee hours, when I was up making sure you were okay. I will miss racing you to the hangar to turn on Mecum, NHRA and Speed51, both excited for "family time" with Kitty, Pete the Possum and Rocky the Raccoon. I will miss us having to do a shot in order to finish assembling new furniture for the warm and happy home we were sure you didn't need instructions. I will especially miss our sunset motorcycle adventures and our Speedway date night every Saturday at the track which we couldn't wait for. I am blessed to have witnessed your joy in buying another Modified race car the night before you passed away. We encouraged each other to go after what we wanted and to fulfill our dreams, knowing they were all within reach. We are two souls who waited so long to find each other and were so very thankful for it every day. You completed me in every way a soul can be completed, sharing common values, gross immaturity, a lust for life, compassion for all, and a mutual priority to keep each other happy and safe. My world is quiet now, and sad for our unfulfilled dreams and future plans which will always fondly remain in my memory and in my heart. I love you. Awhat? I said I love you.


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