Rest in Peace Uncle Mark!

A few days ago I let everyone here at NGR know about how my uncle was doing... Sadly, he didn't pull through. Yesterday morning, 12/26/2013, my uncle passed away at 6:32 AM. He was only 42 years old. His official cause of death was an infection in his lungs, which just wouldn't heal. Each passing day he got worse and worse, and the doctors were starting to lose hope. That morning his heart finally gave out, and he was gone.

Although he was married, my uncle was never able to have any kids of his own. When his wife was younger she had some issues, which resulted in them not being able to produce a child. Even so, he was very close to all of his family members, and we were always there for him. A few years back he opened up his very own bakery which I personally worked at for quite awhile. We would see each other all the time, we would talk about the new video games coming out, or the new super hero movies, and we would always just talk and have fun. Over them years we became closer and closer, and I will never forget the time I spent with him. So many good memories...

Besides owning a bakery, Mark was really into toy collecting. He had almost EVERY Star Wars figure out there, the basement of his house was a massive Star Wars room, he had almost every original Transformer, and he also had a lot of the collectors Superman and Batman toys. If you walked into his basement, or his office at the bakery, you would see walls and walls of shelves of the stuff. His collection was quite impressive, and he was always changing up his displays to show them off to the world.

Well, I just wanted to say that me and my family will miss you Mark. I don't know if you can see this where you are right now, but I know this isn't goodbye. See you later. And don't worry, I'll make sure to play that Transformers game you got me, and I will review it for the blog. Look forward to it!


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