• Office Nomads Gathering for Jonathan: Time TBD

    Jun 23, 2020, 5:00 PM US/Eastern

  • Online Memorial for Jonathan Mark

    Jun 20, 2020, 11:00 AM US/Pacific

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Irene Sakson

Jonathan Mark

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Jonathan H. Mark. Please feel free to share photos, stories, and memories of Jonathan. As we plan virtual gatherings, we will post invites. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Jonathan Henry Mark of Seattle, Washington died at home on June 1, 2020 after almost two years of living with glioblastoma. He was 56. Jonathan was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His love of computer programming started in seventh grade when he and his friends taught themselves to code, and he often said that a true developer was someone who codes whether or not you pay them. After graduating from Harvard University in...  see more
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  • Kathy Rehfield-Pelles
    I was Jonathan's math and computer science teacher in high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Of course, he was brilliant then too, and I was lucky to keep one step ahead of him (and his group of brilliant friends Ian and Wati and his sister...  more
  • Susan Alotrico
    I often sat near Jonathan at SIMS. He was always generous, accepting and kind. I never heard him talk about aches and pains of sitting, though as he managed the AV he had to move back and forth from a cross legged position to kneeling and back to his...  more
  • Saul Carliner
    I met Jonathan through Donna, and would see him on their visits to Boston when I lived there, and my visits to Seattle. I remember him as a gentle giant (though anyone would see like a giant to me), a lover of espresso, someone who was committed to...  more
    Jonathan H. Mark - GatheringUs Online Memorial
  • John Rae-Grant
    Of all my group of friends from Microsoft who I am still in touch with, Jonathan is the first one I met. He was in the adjacent office, and, though we were all pretty heads down during work time (at least at first), I had lots of interaction with Jon,...  more
  • Rogers Weed
    It was a pleasure to live right down the street from Jonathan for many years. For me, he will always be the "leaf guy," because it felt like he was raking the leaves from those giant trees around his house for the majority of the year! He will be missed.
  • Iris Antman
    I was a friend of Jonathan's through SIMS. He was always kind, gentle, helpful and humble, no pretense. It was a privilege to know him and I miss his beautiful presence in our sangha.
  • Ian Lance Taylor
    Ian Lance Taylor added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jonathan H. Mark:
    • Ian Lance Taylor
      Ian Lance Taylor This is Jonathan in 1985, as a senior in college.The front of his shirt says "P = NP?" The back
    • Ian Lance Taylor
      Ian Lance Taylor says "I don't know and I don't care" (a computer science joke).
      • June 19, 2020
  • Kristen Russell
    Jonathan was so many things --- sweet, smart, fun-loving -- but I will always remember him for his unfailing kindness. Over the years, our times spent together on family adventures often resulted in Aidan being the odd man out, since Irene and Kayleigh...  more
  • Donna Sakson
    Rick Rhoads asked that I share some of his memories of Jonathan. They spent over 32 full days together sailing the Cassandra.

    " Jonathan was the best shipmate anyone could have. We sailed a small boat 80 miles from Seattle to Orcas Island every...  more
  • Irene Sakson
    Thank you to Susan Dorsch from Office Nomads for sharing this lovely remembrance of Jonathan.

    Remembering Jonathan Mark

    We have sad news to share: our friend and long-time member Jonathan Mark passed away earlier this month. Many of you who have been...  more