Mark Thompson, age 67, died on April 5, 2018.
For two years he fought acute myeloid leukemia, even enduring a bone marrow transplant. In the end, the horrible complications of the transplant stole his life. No matter how badly he felt, he always remained positive, and was pleasant to those caring for him.
Mark was a lifelong resident of Akron, having grown up in Goodyear Heights. He attended the University of Akron where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While working for thirty years as a counselor for the Ohio State Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, he helped many disabled people find employment, and won awards for his service.
He loved to travel and, together with his wife, toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Mark also enjoyed hiking, backpacking, reading, biking, and trying out new restaurants.
He is survived by his wife, Debra, of forty years; his brother, Mike Thompson; his brother-in-law, Doug Hartong and several aunts and uncles.
Cremation has taken place and inurnment will occur at a later date.
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