Obituary: Mark Fraser McVeety

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Memorial service for Mark McVeety was held
at the Shoreline Community College Theater Thursday
Photo by K McGlashan

Mark, age 46, died quietly with his wife by his side on December 27 after a short but aggressive war with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany, his mother Ann Holt (the late Al Grove), his father Roger McVeety (Vallea), siblings: Heather (Dewayne), David (Violet), Lindsey and their families and the many others who Mark elected as family.

His compassion and innate kindness led to humanitarian work around the globe starting at age 16 with a mission to Kenya where he helped immunization for malaria in remote villages. In his 20’s he participated in the USAID Food Aid Mission to Myanmar, and more recently with work for the World Affairs Council training visiting leaders from emerging nations.

He created innovative and acclaimed entrepreneurial development initiatives, like Quick-Start Shoreline, that made significant economic impact on individuals and communities around the globe.

Mark is known as being a fierce friend; able to play any instrument; and an exceptional guitarist heard on world-music releases. His northern Italian-style pizza making and paella on the grill was legendary as were his summer block parties.

He was also known as an aficionado of live music, Summer Meltdown volunteer, sailboat racer and cruiser, best friend and partner of Tiffany. They were ‘two peas in a pod’.

Continue Mark’s legacy of service by contributing to the Mark F. and Tiffany T. Student Fund administered by Shoreline Community College Foundation. A charitable fund to help students in need.

A formal Memorial will be held in Minneapolis, MN on January 13 at 1pm at Sunset Memorial Park.


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