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Mark L. Romey ( Missoula 1975 )

posted: May 1, 2020

Mark died on December 3, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke. Prior to his passing, Mark fought a gallant battle against Parkinson's Disease. After graduating high school in Buffalo, New York, Mark entered the Coast Guard where he spent a tour on a river gunboat in Vietnam— a tour that saw more than its share of action. After leaving the Coast Guard, Mark attended the University of Montana where he graduated with honors.

In 1977, Mark began the Forestry Trainee Program at Spotted Bear R.D. on the Flathead N.F. After two years, Mark was assigned to the Libby and the Canoe Gulch Districts on the Kootenai N.F. In 1988 he transferred to the Hebgan Lake District on the Gallatin N.F. In the late 90s Mark moved to Manistee N.F. in Michigan, then on to the Kootenai, where he retired in 2005 as the Forest Fire Staff Officer.

Mark will always be known as a Stewart of the land, a loving father and husband. In 2018 Mark was inducted into Montana's Foresters Hall of Fame. He had a keen sense of humor and if you were lucky to be his friend, you were lucky enough.
Thanks to Dick Rath (MSO-73) for doing this obit. (Ed.)