Pacific Beach – La Jolla Chapel

4710 Cass Street, San Diego, CA


Mark John Hosford

February 15, 1945September 11, 2020

Mark John Hosford, 75, of San Diego, California died Friday, September 11, 2020 at home. Mark was a native of Indiana, a longtime resident of San Diego and Asheboro, N.C. since 2011. He worked as an Electronic Design Engineer for telecommunications at Bell Labs Lake and was a Viet Nam veteran and helicopter pilot for the wounded. He worked for the Military Defense and various private industries. Mark attended Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church and High Falls Wesleyan Church in N.C. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Hosford; his father, Monroe Hosford and sister Melanie Hosford. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Hosford, his 3 nephews, 3 grand nephews and 3 grand nieces.

His Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be made online at www.pacificbeachchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Falls Wesleyan Church in care of: Brenda Moon, 231 Phillips Rd., Bennett, N.C. 27208 or to Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, 1675 Garnet St., San Diego, CA 92109


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Rev. Roger Riffe

September 19, 2020

I became acquainted with Mark and Betty Jo when they began to attend High Falls Wesleyan Church. A special bond developed between not only Rose and Me but with the entire congregation. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our prayers are with Betty Jo and the rest of his family. The poet said it so wonderfully, "He's only gone from our sight."

Jessica Duncan

September 19, 2020

I’ve spent some of the best Thanksgivings at Mark and Betty’s. I’ll never forget one Thanksgiving, Betty was really sick and Mark had to cook the whole feast. He was so good at cooking but Betty’s deviled eggs were her speciality. Mark ended up making the deviled eggs and he cut the eggs in half the wrong way and he was so disappointed in himself. It was super cute how he tried so hard to make it all come together! What an amazing husband and I admire the true love they shared.

Betty Hosford

September 18, 2020

Mark, a caring, loving, generous person with a heart of gold! He was a hard worker for his family and helped me with my nephews, when they visited as little boys and after my brother's death. He included them in his work at home, so they would understand how a home functions to prepare them for their own life & responsibilities. He took them fishing, on water slides, & other outings. He loved to barbecue, cook, take care of our cars, & in general be a well rounded person. His passion was traveling, which he did a lot of, as a contract engineer. When my mother needed help, he stayed with her & remodeled her home. He fell in love with the people of N.C. & enjoyed the beauty of the state. He was the love of my life and I miss him terribly but I know he is at peace in a better place.

David Schirmer

September 18, 2020

I’ll miss my Uncle Mark. He was always working on something around the house or designing things to make life better. I’ve always been impressed with his ability to improve on things as well as help people improve life. He could fix anything! He would listen to help me solve my own problems by helping me work through them. I’m going to miss the backyard BBQs and the prime rib holidays. Boy did he know how to cook! He would quietly accomplish things behind the scenes to help bring the family together. I still try to live up to that but just haven’t quite achieved the skill at it as him. He made it look easy. He was the best! I’ll always remember him like a father.


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