In the midst of ongoing concerns about Mark’s recovery from his infection and surgery, there is reason to celebrate. I’m posting this old photo from a happy day (my niece Allison and her wife Kelsey’s wedding!) to announce that this guy is officially retired!
Mark worked at two places in his whole life. The local amusement park, Kennywood, when he was a teenager, and then the local big company, Bechtel Bettis. Thirty six years is a long time to work at one place. It’s bittersweet. Mark would have chosen to retire on his own terms. Strong, decisive, ready. Parties, celebrations, remembrances. While going out like this would not have been his preference, it’s an accomplishment to be celebrated nonetheless. Congratulations Mark! Job well done.