OBITUARY

Mark Maher Faltass

September 20, 1984January 8, 2021

Mark Faltass was born in New York, NY on September 20th, 1984. He spent his early childhood in Queens as a student at St. Sylvester, and at St. Stanislaus Catholic Academy. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Chapel Hill where he attended Ephesus Elementary school, Guy B. Phillips middle school, East Chapel Hill High School, Durham Tech and Campbell University.

As child Mark was so cute and witty that everywhere his parents took him they were asked to have his photo for a magazine cover for lots of money, but mom and dad said no.

Mark was greatly passionate about many things, but he especially loved to play guitar. He taught many and enjoyed music as his therapy. Mark loved philosophy, college basketball, fashion and was interested in all that goes in in the world; he was truly learned. He was very inquisitive and was ever learning.

Mark was very loving to all, and particularly loved his tiny pet Toy Pomeranian “Molly,”. He had many, many friends and appreciated them all. He loved his family beyond words. Mark had a wonderful heart and wonderful smile that always soothed others in times of stress. Yet he dealt with his own stresses and pain quietly.

Mark was extremely caring, kind, loving and generous. He was an inspiration to many. He will be remembered especially for his dry wit, his multiple creative, artistic, and musical talents, his entrepreneurial skills, his loyalty and courage, his love for his family and friends, and the joy he took in all of the simple pleasures of life. He selflessly cared for others and tried his absolute best to do what was right for his family. He was an inspiration and constant blessing to his loved ones, who took great pride in who he was, and for the person he was working hard and striving to become. He will be greatly missed by all, but will live on in the shared love we have for him and for one another. Mark is survived by his brother John, his parents Maher and Iman, and his wonderful family of uncles, aunts and many cousins. He was loved by all and will be missed by all. He will live on in our hearts.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

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Sylvia, Magdi Youssef

January 16, 2021

We were shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Mark passing.
He was one of the nicest most generous with big heart, wonderful,caring and talented man.
We'll miss his delightful smile and sense of humor.
Please, accept our sincerest condolences to his beloved family:
Iman. Maher, John, as well all other family members, friends of Mark who were blessed by having him in their lives.
Rest in peace in God's arms, in place free from pain and suffering beloved Mark.
You always were and are a part of our prayers...

Waffa Mikhael

January 13, 2021

To Iman and Maher

You may not remember us, but our hearts were broken by the news.
Our prayers and condolences to all the family.
May Mark's sweet soul rest in heavenly peace, and may the Lord grant you and John His comfort.

Waffa and Girgis

Ezzat Guirguis

January 12, 2021

As Sunday school teacher, I will miss Mark so much and our deep condolences to the family. May the LORD rest His soul in the heavenly Jerusalem with all the Saints.

Sara Abdelshahed

January 12, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to the beloved family Mrs. Iman, Mr. Maher and John

We pray the Lord grant you all that special peace that only Christ can give at this time.

May the Lord repose Mark's saintly soul in the paradise of joy in the bosom of all the Saints.

My tears are flowing for Mark , a great person, a beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, God rest his soul in peace, May God put him in a special place where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him.

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel and an intersessor before the heavenly throne.

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for he is still alive in our hearts, through us.

Pray for us Mark in front of all mighty God.

Sara & Fady Ibrahim
Archangel Raphael and St.John the beloved Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Tammy Ward

January 12, 2021

Mike,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Mark. You and your family and in my thoughts and prayers! Sending much love and healing light to you all!! xoxox

Anthony Botros

January 11, 2021

I have so many memories that I don’t know where to start. My first memory is from 1st grade in St. Sylvester when I would sit in class with Mark because he wouldn’t talk to anyone else. We spent plenty of time together in the summers and I vividly remember the summer of ‘92. Even though I was 9 and Mark was 8, we were casually discussing Hurricane Andrew.

Another summer, I spent a week with Mark, John, Aunt Iman, and Uncle Maher. We stayed up all night simply because we didn’t want to oversleep and miss the free donuts at the hotel. The sun was coming up and we wanted to walk on the beach. We asked Uncle Maher if we could go down to the beach but he yelled at us to go to bed because it was “too dangerous.” We were sitting out on balcony and when Uncle Maher went back inside, we looked at each other and laughed until we cried. When 8am hit, we went to the lobby and ate 3-4 donuts each and drank an entire pot of coffee. We both ended up in the floor giggling from too much sugar, coffee, and not early enough sleep. I know Mark is laughing right now at that story. Even though we were just teens, we still joked about it into our 30s.

One year we went to NYC to see the ball drop at Times Square. A lady was trying to get through the crowd and Mark was a knight in shining armor. He helped her through the crowd by forcing people to step aside. He even took a lick on the chin but Mark was always a kind and loving soul, always willing to help out another person, even if he knew it would hurt.

I have many more memories, some of which I can’t share. I’ll miss sitting on the beach and hearing him play his guitar. I’ll miss the amazing electric guitar rifts playing through his amp.

Lisa Oglesby

January 11, 2021

I had the privilege of teaching Mark, in the 5th grade, at Ephesus Elementary. Mark was a phenomenal young man, who held a very special place, in my heart. He reached out to me on Facebook back in 2010, and we continued our friendship. I loved knowing how he was and watching him grow into a young man. My heart goes out to his family, friends and will be sending up prayers, for their solace in the coming days. May each of us, be comforted by our heartfelt memories and the joy, knowing him, brought us! RIP, Mark...love U!!!

George Girgis

January 11, 2021

My deepest condolences. May the Lord rest his soul in peace and comfort the whole family.

Hala and Edward Giurgis

January 11, 2021

Eman and Maher
Our deepest condolences to you and the family. May he rest in the paradise of joy.

Nader & Hanan Iskander

January 11, 2021

“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27, verse 5

Mark my dear baby cousin I hope you had a family reunion with our grandparents and uncles in heaven. No more pain and no more tears! You live forever in our hearts my dear cousin....Mark We love you.

Nader Iskander
Hanan Iskander
George Iskander
Marie Iskander

FROM THE FAMILY