Mark Richard Wolberg
December 3, 1953 – June 11, 2014
Mark Richard Wolberg Dec. 3, 1953 - June 11, 2014 Mark Richard Wolberg, 60, of Winston-Salem passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Thomasville Hospital, of to be identified causes. He was born and raised in Winston-Salem to Dorothy and Lewis Wolberg, who preceded him in death. Mark recently celebrated 25 years of marriage to Francine Braun Wolberg, and together they had two beautiful daughters, Andrea Braun Wolberg (23) and Carly Braun Wolberg (21). They were the light of his life and he was infinitely proud of both girls and their achievements and heart. Mark's daughters will celebrate Father's Day this Sunday with much love and respect for their dad and his entire life, including his last years' battle with the dreadful disease called Alzheimer's. Mark's third "girl" was his beloved Goldendoodle, Maggie, who, along with the rest of his family, is lost and confused by his absence. Besides his loving wife and daughters, Mark is survived by his sister, Phyllis Parmet, of Los Alamitos, CA, and many family and friends who miss him dearly. Mark attended Reynolds High School, Class of 1972, and UNC Chapel Hill, where he became an avid and lifelong Tar Heels Basketball fan. Mark worked for the VA Outpatient Clinic for 33 years, retiring early after being diagnosed in 2012 with early-onset Alzheimer's. The past three-year journey has been filled with much sadness but many joys, including friendships and support from both old and new friends who lifted Mark along the path of this dreadful disease. Special thanks to the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center, Counseling at Wake Forest Baptist, and the Alzheimer's Association, Western NC Chapter, for their loving care and support of both Mark and his family during difficult times. A private, at-sea memorial will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western NC Chapter.
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June 20, 2014
We were saddened and shocked to hear of Mark's passing. We will be thinking of you, Andrea and Carly. May fond memories, friends and family sustain you in the months ahead. Know you have lots of friends willing to help. Sue and Cam
June 17, 2014
Dear Fran, Andrea and Carly,
We are sorry to hear about Mark passing and will remember him as his girls' biggest sports fan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
--Barb, Greg and Sarah
Deirdre Parker Smith
June 16, 2014
Fran, we are so sad to learn of Mark's passing. We will always remember him with a smile. Thank you for sharing with us. We understand much of what you are going through.
Deirdre Parker Smith and Stephen Smith
June 15, 2014
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Stephanie and both of us want to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family. Steph is in Kenya but will try to reach you directly also.
Leona and George Gati
June 14, 2014
A finer individual I never knew; this loss is hard for those that worked with such a class person. We became fast friends in 2003 when he helped train me at VA. He was a real man cut right out of this good earth. My wife and I extend heartfelt sympathies to Fran and the daughters he loved so much. Louis and Jane Raynor