Mark E. Barmak, 77, died May 5 near his home in Encinitas, California.
Mark grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, before attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He then went to University of Rhode Island to obtain his master's degree, followed by University of Connecticut to acquire his law degree. Mark eventually moved to Lake Bluff, where he was an attorney at Abbott Laboratories for many years, eventually becoming associate general counsel and a corporate officer, before retiring to southern California. In retirement, he served as a trustee on the board at Carthage College and was involved with other various charities.