A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

“love more people more, today.”
-Mark Andrew Dore
OBITUARY

Mark Andrew Dore

December 24, 1957August 9, 2018

Surrounded by family, Mark Andrew Dore passed away at home on August 9, 2018. He was sixty years old.

Mark’s passion for life and for his loved ones drove him to fight his battle relentlessly for nearly three years. With remarkable courage, he always placed others’ needs before his own. His family and friends already miss him fiercely but are relieved that he has finally been blessed with well-deserved rest.

Mark is preceded in death by his father, Cornelius Dore, Jr. and his brother, Michael Dore. He is survived by his long-time love Susan Ahrens; his mother, Lou Dore; sister Megan (Robert) VanEyck; brothers Matthew (Judy) and Neil (Kellan) Dore; children, Samuel and Alanna Dore; Samuel and Alanna’s mother, Carla Dore and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark’s life will be celebrated in Colorado and in his home town in Illinois. Friends and family are invited to join the celebrations.

Celebration of Life Open House, August 26 • Celebration of Life 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Grille at Homestead Golf Course 11500 West Hampden Avenue Lakewood, CO 80227

Illinois, September 7 • Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church 1131 Douglas Avenue Flossmoor, Illinois 60422

• Celebration of Life following Mass at Grape and Grain Bar & Acoustic Lounge 18031 Dixie Highway Homewood, Illinois 60430

“love more people more, today.” -Mark Andrew Dore

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Celebrationof Life following Mass Friday, September 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

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MATTHEW DORE

September 10, 2018

MY FAMILY,MY SIBLINGS, LOU,SUSAN,CARLA,SAM AND ALANNA APPRECIATE THE LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU SHOWED US AND MARK DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MARK WAS A SWEET KID, HE JUST WAS. WE GREW UP IN AN AGE WHERE OUR FATHERS,MAYBE EVEN OUR MOTHERS, WERE NOT BIG HUGGER'S OR DIDN'T SPEND A LOT OF TIME TELLING US HOW WONDERFUL WE WERE. BUT MARK DID THAT. HE WAS GOOD AT THAT. WE JOKED ABOUT IT SOMETIMES, BUT HE WAS A HUGGER AND HE TOLD YOU THAT HE LOVED YOU. WITHOUT ANY EMBARASSMENT OR HESITATION. OH, HE WAS A TOUGH KID, EVIDENCED BY HIS BATTLE THE LAST 3 YEARS, BUT HE WAS JUST A SWEET KID ALSO. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG MY FATHER TOLD US A STORY ABOUT A FAMOUS PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE OF HIS DAY WHO HE ADMIRED..HE LED HIS TEAM TO CHAMPIONSHIPS N THE FIELD, AND WAS ALSO A GOOD FAMILY MAN AND DID THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY. BUT MY FATHER LIKED HIM FOR ANOTHER REASON..HE LIKED HIM BECASUE HE WASN'T PERFECT. HE HAD HIS FLAWS, HE MADE HIS MISTAKES/MISSTEPS ALONG THE ROAD. BUT HE WAS ALWAYS HONEST AND CONTRITE ABOUT THEM. HE DIDN'T SHY AWAY FROM HIS FAULTS.A SPORTSWRITER AT THE TIME DESCRIBED IT AS, 'ALWAYS GOING THRU THE FRONT DOOR'. NO DUCKING IN THE BACK WAY, HOLD YOUR HEAD UP, ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES, AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GO THRU THE FRONT DOOR. MARK TOOK THAT STORY TO HEART. HE WAS THAT KIND OF PERSON AND FRIEND. GROWING UP IN FLOSSMOOR WAS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR US AND THE OTHER FAMILIES OUR PARENTS HUNG OUT WITH, THE MCCABES,THE WHITINGS,THE DOBREZ'S,THE SEMICS,THE GALLAGHERS, THE DOYLES, THE MCGRATHS,BIG CATHOLIC FAMILIES, WORKING HARD,GOING TO CHURCH.AMONG ALL THIS MARK BECAME THE PERSON THAT HE WAS, A VERY NICE, THOUGHTFUL CARING YOUNG MAN. PASSIONATE,HONEST,HUMBLE AND TOUGH AND HE ALSO LEARNED THE LESSON MY FATHER WAS SUBTLELY TRYING TO TEACH US; HE ALWAYS WENT THRU THE FRONT DOOR. MARK WAS A GOOD FATHER, A GOOD BROTHER, A GOOD FRIEND AND HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. WE WILL MISS HIM.

Dean & Sue Wieseler

August 23, 2018

Two Feathers!! Sue and I were just reminiscing with a friend about you and the “Two feathers “ story when we heard the news :-( We knew instantly and instinctively that you were in a better place but feel such a tremendous loss for you and your family❤️ You were one of aa kind Two Feathers but this is one heck of a way to become a Chief❕‼️

Erin Moriarty Conant

August 20, 2018

As I reflect on my friendship with Mark Dore I just start to laugh at all of the funny things he use to say and do. I remember meeting him in kindergarten but my dad was best friends with his dad, and my grandpa was best friends with his grandpa, so we were destined to be friends. Mark was such a great guy, funny, cute, talented, and always a good friend throughout the years. So sad for his passing, but so glad he was my friend.............

Lisa Ferguson MCLagan

August 14, 2018

At one of the Sigma CHI 50th Bday celebrations I had the honor of being the cart buddy to Mark. It was all the brothers and me, that said Mark knew I was a little nervous so each time we got out to hit our golf balls Mark would make me hunt for stray balls. We were under bushes in water and behind trees. Needless to say my score was high BUT so were the # of rescued balls. I giggled a lot that day and loved Mark forever after that. Thank you Mark for making me feel like one of the guys.

John Fanning

August 14, 2018

The Dore Family and the Fanning Family have been intertwined for decades, probably over 60+ years! My parents Helen and George were friends with Lou and Cornelius. My brothers and sisters went to school with Mark’s brothers and sisters...and I got the upmost honor of being friends with Squinchy since IJP back in the 60’s! So many hilarious stories, situations and experiences with Mark that flood the mind now! He was a man of mystery, a hilarious cartoon character, a helluva an athlete, a shoulder to cry on, a music aficionado, a beer drinker, a hell raiser and had a die hard political stance...I loved him for all those things plus so many more that keep flooding the mind. I shed a tear Blind Owl, (actually one of many nicknames), but I am relieved the ravage that set upon your body is over. God Bless to all Marks Family, friends and children.

Jeffery Delaney

August 14, 2018

I have been fortunate to call Mark a friend since high school. He was a special one to be sure. To know Mark was to love Mark. Always making us laugh, smile and think. He was my go to buddy for in depth political and sports discussion. As Carla has said, “Mark brought people together”. He did this with his love, smile, wit, and sense of humor. We love you Mark Dore and we will miss you so very much! So sorry for your tremendous loss Lou, Megan, Matt, Neal, Susan, Carla, Alanna and Sam!

Jim Whitting

August 14, 2018

I was fortunate to have known Mark, my life was much richer due to our long friendship. He was one of a kind and I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dore family, Susan, Carla, Alana and Sam. Mark will never be forgotten. May he RIP.

Bob Hardy

August 13, 2018

Mark was one of the first people I met in college. We lived across the hall from each other freshman year, and Mark was so much fun to be around. He was a great friend, and I will cherish all those good times we had.

Katie Libbe

August 13, 2018

Mark Dore- what a kind person with a clever, sarcastic wit! You were one of a kind. Peace.

Tom Henry

August 13, 2018

I met Mark in grammar school he played basketball for Infant and I played for Saint Joes. We became friends in our sophomore year after I transferred to H-F from Marion . We spent many of great times sking,camping,hiking and rock climbing in Wisconsin. I moved to Colorado and Mark did also. We stayed in contact and shared many good times. He was an athlete, a kind and thoughtful person. Mark had a great sense of humor. He made me laugh so hard at my wedding and many other times. I’m gonna miss you Bro ! God Speed .