Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ



September 8, 1964September 27, 2019

Mark Adrian Goss passed away on September 27, 2019 in Goodyear, Arizona at age 55. He was born on September 8, 1964 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to parents Billy Ray and Sara, but grew up in Rising Sun, Maryland. He is survived by his father Billy Ray Goss, mother Sara Ann Carter, stepfather Harry V Carter, wife Tracy, son Nick, daughter in law Shelby (Nick), son Taylor, daughter in law Ashley (Taylor), his sister, and his granddaughter Riley (Nick).

In 1987, Mark began his 13-year military career being stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, and had two tours in Korea. He fell in love with the desert scenery and lived in Arizona for the remainder of his life. It was there that he met his wife, Tracy, over the phone, and they fell for each other over long conversations without ever having seen one another. Tracy moved to Arizona from Indiana shortly after, and within a year they were married and had their first son.

Mark was the kind of man you wanted on your side. He commanded respect everywhere he went, and didn't take abuse from anyone. He stood behind those he loved, and he never held back what he was truly feeling. He thrived while working under pressure. He excelled at every task he put his mind to. And everyone who knew him knew he had a heart of gold under his strong exterior.

Mark Goss leaves behind a legacy of hard work, family, and his passion for baseball. He loved his job, where he proudly took on the title of Operations Manager at Bagger Nation. He doted on his two dogs (Chester and Daisy), adored his granddaughter, always let his children know how proud he was of them, and loved and supported his wife through 31 years of marriage. He was a longtime Arizona Diamondbacks fan, cheering them on through thick and thin, and even attended their very first game in 1998. Mark was a man of strength, a man of wisdom, and a man whose presence can be felt even in his absence. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by the family and friends he left behind.


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Andy London

October 5, 2019

I got the pleasure of working with Goose, in AZ and Korea. He always had a grin on his face and you could count on him to lift you up when you were having a rough day. Rest in peace brother.

Jonathon Brambila

October 2, 2019

I worked side by side with Goose we would work all day and talk. He was a hard working and a great friend will always remember our talks. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family. You will be missed Goose.

Debra Funk

October 2, 2019

My husband Danny served in the military in Aviano Italy with Mark but really got to know him at Luke AFB in MOC and had the utmost respect and considered him a friend. His wife Tracy is a beautiful lady who made you feel special always with a smile on her face when she saw you. Fond memories make a lifetime. God bless to the family.

Herman Rios

October 2, 2019

My fond memories of Mark are; his dedication and friendship he brought to everyone around him. I wish to express our condolences and prayers at this moment.
God Bless!
Herman Rios

Barry Sullivan

October 1, 2019

My condolences to the family. I worked with Mark at Diamondback and had kept in touch. First class guy who will be missed by many.

Thomas Wellbaum

October 1, 2019

I was stationed at Luke with Mark for several years he was dedicated to his job but especially to his family you'll be missed rest in peace my friend. Tom wellbaum

Lisa Rubincan Lottes

October 1, 2019

I went to high school with Mark . My memories are of a quiet, sweet and incredibly kind young man. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing. My prayers are with those who loved him. I know that he will be missed.

Dave Vaughan

October 1, 2019

Mark and I were neighbors and best friends as kids.we would be out all day playing baseball fishing and riding our bikes.we even built choppers back then by adding sets of forks to our bikes.lol.he was always loved baseball and spent many nights watching or listening to the orioles games.he was a great friend and I have many memories with him.he was a great guy and will be missed.he hasn’t lived in Maryland for many years and all you have to say is Goose and everyone knows who you are talking about.he is loved by many hometown folks.RIP Goose