OAKLAND, Calif. - Mark Thomas Arnett, 51 of Oakland, California died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 suddenly due to a work related injury. Born in Marquette Michigan on April 21, 1961 the son of Ivalee and Marcus Arnett. He was a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University. Following his marriage to Jackie Menze the couple settled in Oakland, California. Mark was employed with the Marine Terminal Corporation of Oakland, California.
Mark was a person with a huge heart and always willing to help a friend or a stranger. He touched many hearts through out his short life and will be missed deeply. He enjoyed good food, traveling, fishing in Alaska, wood working and a game of cribbage.
He is survived by his wife Jackie (Menze) Arnett. Special canine dog "Stella Jean", parents Ivalee and Marcus Arnett of Marquette, Michigan, sister Connie (Scott) Ritter of Huntsville, Alabama. In-laws Kay and Joe Menze of Ontonagon, Michigan. Sister in-law Margaret (Dean) Cameron of Harvey, Michigan, Bridget (Steve) Lang of Ishpeming, Michigan, Beth (Steve Bonanni of Harvey, Michigan and brother in-law Joe Menze of Harvey, Michigan and lots of special friends.
Mark Thomas Arnett
Special nieces and nephews are Taylor Ritter (TJ), Nichole and Travis Cameron, Sierra Long, Bryanna and Logan Bonanni. A celebration of his life is planned for November 3, 2012 in Oakland, California at his home.
Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.
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