Mark Andrew Berlin Obituary
It is with profound sadness and shattered hearts that we must announce the sudden passing of our handsome, funny, compassionate, caring, and loving son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend, Mark Andrew Berlin. Mark left this life in the very early morning hours of Thursday, January 28, 2021. He was 33 years old.
Mark leaves to mourn his mother Sheryl, his father Glenn, his brother Benjamin, his aunt and uncle Stefanie and Michael Litt, his cousins Michael Kern and Leighann Kern, his grandparents Jan and Jim Magers of Shelby, Ohio, numerous extended family, and many, many devoted friends who loved him very much. He was the grandson of the late Martin and Phyllis Hauer, and the late Sydelle and Paul Berlin.
A small service was held at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, Maryland, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Due to COVID-19, his service was also livestreamed and is available for viewing on YouTube.
Those of you that knew Mark already know what a light he was in this world. His family and his friends were singularly the most important things in the world to him. Bar none. He had a wickedly clever sense of humor. He loved music, movies, video games, the Washington Capitals, and the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins. He had the most giving and generous soul, always willing to help his friends and family in any way possible. He was spontaneous (some might use the word “impulsive”) and always smiled. Always. I could go on and on and on.
He was a beautiful child who grew up into a good man. If you met Mark, you liked him immediately. It was that simple. If Mark loved you, you absolutely knew it. He loved so deeply.
His brother Ben, his dad Glenn, our dog Camden, and I are struggling to figure out how to move forward in this world without his physical presence. His Aunt Stefanie and Uncle Mike absolutely adored him, as did his cousins and extended family members in Maryland, DC, Florida, New York, Michigan, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Mark was a person who, like so many others all over the country, had the demon of the disease of addiction. While we still don’t have any definitive answers yet, we want to say this: For those of you reading this who knew Mark, and may be fighting your own demons (you know who you are!), please stay the course, reach out, get help.
For you. For the people who love you. For Mark.
Mark, my beautiful son, your light will forever shine in my heart. Your smile will forever warm me. You were my first born. I will miss you and love you forever.
May his memory always be for a blessing.
The family has not yet chosen a place where donations in Mark's name can be made. We will share that information when we are able.