Mark Arnold Crouch
Born December 27, 1954
Mark Arnold Crouch, age 61, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Born in Lynchburg, VA on December 27, 1954, he was the son of Malcolm L. and L. Jewel (Ramsey) Crouch. Mark enjoyed a 25 year career in the broadcasting industry where he managed several radio stations, worked as an electrical engineer and also provided voice-over talent. He would later accept a position as a data analyst with United Health Care where he would spend the remainder of his working life. Mark also worked as a professional Santa during the holidays bringing joy to both children and adults alike.
A man of many talents, Mark adored gardening, cooking, creative writing and piloting small planes. He held a special place in his heart for animals of all kinds. An avid sports fan, Mark was a passionate Redskins and Phillies supporter and enjoyed following Jeff Gordon in NASCAR. He was a jack of all trades who would happily lend his skills to assist with audio and video editing or to fix a lock or small engine. A lifelong learner, Mark was an aspiring science, history and politics buff. He also enjoyed reading about conspiracy theories and pseudoscience topics, and especially enjoyed anything relating to the John F. Kennedy Assassination, predictions and clairvoyance. Caring, kind and compassionate, Mark served as a volunteer EMS and was known as the “Family Doctor” to his loved ones, providing medical advice when they were sick. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving father, grandfather and friend and will be very dearly missed.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm L. Crouch; beloved wife, Martha A. Crouch; and brother, Vincent Crouch. He is survived by his mother, Jewel Crouch; longtime companion, Barbara Vied; children, Markus A. Crouch (Sally R. Simpson), Malcolm V.E. Crouch (Joyce M. Wood), Matthew A. Crouch (Ashley Thompson), Joshua L. Smith, Maggie A. Aurit (Steven) and Enda L. Figueroa (Abiel); grandchildren, Malcolm J. Crouch, Calvin M.A. Crouch, Adryanna Greene, Julianna Crouch and Martha C. Aurit.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
7 Condolences for Mark Arnold Crouch
To Mark’s family my deepest sympathies. You were children the last I saw you but I have fond memories of both Mark and Martha and their four little M’s. Together at last.
I am very sorry for your family’s loss. Many people have found comfort in the words of encouragement found in the bible at Acts 24:15
We are thinking about you all in this difficult time.
Kyle & Valerie
I’m grateful for the time he spent on me. He didn’t have to, but gave of himself anyway. My deepest condolences to his immediate family. His beautiful grandkids are proof of the successful life of a good man. Rest easy Uncle Mark.
John and Terri Latham
Such a wonderful person and neighbor. We are so sorry to hear of your passing. May God bless your family and provide them strength during this time and to rely on the many happy memories you have provided to all of us.
I am a co-worker of Mark’s and my prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. UnitedHealthcare is a large company and I live in Arizona and never met Mark face-to-face, but I spoke to him often and was profoundly saddened to hear of his death. Mark was known throughout the company as the “go-to-person” when it came to data analytics. He was very generous with his time, and always made time for my questions; which I deeply appreciated, as I was new to world of “big data” and analytics. He never spoke down to me; and when he explained something, he genuinely wanted me to understand it. His passion was infectious, and he was well liked, loved and respected throughout the organization. He was very professional, yet personable and had a wonderfully wicked sense of humor, which I will miss. Once a rapport was established with Mark, you became more than a co-worker, you became a friend. He certainly was to me, and I will miss him. Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Jerome & Diana Fisher
To all of the Crouch family, our deepest sympathy and prayer go out to you at this time. We had the pleasure of knowing Mark and all of his family for many years. Truly a man that was dearly loved and loved dearly. He started a beautiful legacy for you to carry on to your own families now. He will forever be in your hearts.