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Mark Hinckley
Birth: Nov. 29, 1964
Death: Dec. 7, 2009
Maryland, USA


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Mark is my second cousin. I had only met him once or maybe twice. When I met him and his brother, they hadn't even started school yet, and could name every state and capital in the U.S., but also knew just about every Country in the World. We have such a small family and yet us living so far from them, we never got to know each other. His mother however has always reached out to our family and pray the Lord gives her and family comfort through these hard times.

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25 Random Things About Me (From Mark)

1. I prefer lakes to the ocean.
2. I prefer Bourbon to Scotch.
3. I was born at the Zama U.S. Army Medical Center, which is about 30 miles west of Tokyo, Japan
4. Since I left Japan at the age of 10 months, I have not returned (though I would like to!).
5. I have seen Swan Lake at the Royal Danish Ballet.
6. I recently achieved one of my goals -- to live next door to a public library.
7. My brother is the WorldWideWeb's king of bow ties.
8. Callie Duquesne on CSI: Miami is my favorite TV character, of prime-time shows on now.
9. I am a Finnophile -- I am fascinated by the history, cuisine, culture and architecture of Finland, though I have not yet gotten there.
10. I have never set foot in Kansas.
11. I have flown out of both the old (Stapleton) and new Denver airports.
12. I miss British Caledonian Airways. I also miss the BAC 1-11!
13. I spent a big chunk of my childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland.
14. The (Episcopal) priest who baptized me (25 years ago in Virginia) is now rector of a church in Tuscon, AZ.
15. Though my mother is a very good golfer, I don't play.
16. I have stayed at five of the on-site hotels at Walt Disney World in Florida.
17. The best hot chocolate I have ever tasted was on the island of Tenerife in the Canaries.
18. I sailed aboard the QE2 from Southampton to NYC in June of 1987.
19. Though I have metastatic colon cancer and am only 44 years old, I believe I will die in my 80s.
20. My oncologist is originally from Brazil.
21. I gave up caffeinated soft drinks two months ago, and don't miss them.
22. I went to a college founded by Patrick Henry.
23. I hope to write a science fiction novel within the next two years.
24. I once rang in the New Year in Providence, Rhode Island.
25. I think Eli Manning is the cutest male celebrity.

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Mark passed away this morning at 10:08 at Surburban Hospital ICU, Bethesda MD. His fight with colon cancer is over. He fought hard for the past 5-1/2 years. We will celebrate his life on Wednesday, Viewing at 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home in Damascus, MD. and the funeral at 1 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD, Rev. Elizabeth Carpenter officiating. Lunch will be in the church hall at noon prior to the service. After the service, internment will be at Georgia Avenue, Gate of Heaven Cemetary.

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I would first like to thank Reverend Carpenter here at St Annes for her many visits to Suburban hospital these last few weeks to see Mark. It really is incredible to see the dedication she has to her congregation and especially to her friend Mark.

I would also like to thank all the really super people from St Annes who volunteered to drive Mark back and forth to his Chemotherapy treatments in Bethesda for the past 5 years. Your time helped give Mark many more years and both Ed and the hinckley family truly thank you for that wonderful gift!!!

The last few days since Marks passing have been tough on everyone who knew him, but it has given me time to reflect on all the good times we had together and also reflect on what made my brother who he is.

The one theme that kept re-occurring in my thoughts about Mark can be summed up in 1 word¡¦.

Bravery.

Of course the 1st thing that comes to mind is his battle with colon cancer for the last 5 ¨ö years. Not only was Mark brave in facing this daunting challenge, but his incredible will to live and great attitude really showed his character as a person. He always had a positive outlook and always knew he was going to beat the cancer. And actually he did beat the cancer the 1st time, he was in remission for over a year.

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Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Silver Spring
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 2009
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