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Mark Royal

November 4, 1970 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 53) 53 Years Old

Mark Royal Obituary

Mark Royal, 53, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023, at his home in Newport News, VA. Mark was a beloved husband, son, brother, and friend. He was known for his easy-going nature, kind heart, loyalty, and a passion for golf.

Mark was born in Connecticut, but spent most of his life in Newport News, where he graduated from Menchville High School, after which he served 4 years in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne. He was a patriot and displayed his 82nd Airborne Jump Wings proudly.

He graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He was the Communications Manager for the city of Newport News, retiring in 2021. A lifetime member of Kiln Creek Golf Club, he was a passionate avid golfer, dedicated to always improving his game.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Rachel; his mother Jerilyn, her husband Tommy Hale; father Allen; brother Dean, his wife Tiffany Ganey; sister-in-law Marcela, her husband Robert Giannini; mother-in-law Lupe Jimenez; several brothers-in-law, several nieces and nephews, his friends plus his beloved golf buddies and golf community. He will be deeply missed by all.

Donations in Marks’s memory may be made to the Foundation for Metabolic Cancer Therapies, (https://foundationformetaboliccancertherapies.com/donate) and/or the American Brain Tumor Association.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

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Foundation For Metabolic Cancer Therapies
3213 West Main Street #256, Rapid City SD 57702
Web: https://foundationformetaboliccancertherapies.com/donate

The American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chicago IL 60631
Tel: 1-800-886-2282
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