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Mark D. Richard
Mark D. Richard

Mark D. Richard, of Carolina Beach, died Oct. 17, 2015, at the age of 63.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia Richard.

Mark is survived by his wife, Ann-Marie Richard; daughters, Robin Rudisill and husband Reuben, of Jefferson, Georgia, Diana Hutson and husband Josh, of Castle Hayne and Ashley Richard, of Wilmington; sister, Deborah Strickland and husband Art, of Lenior; and grandchildren, Caleb and Coleman Rudisill, Layla, Lacey and Chase Hutson.

He was retired as dean of health sciences at Caldwell Community College in Hudson and successfully raised three wonderful daughters. He was passionate, well respected and had a huge heart. Mark accomplished his lifelong dream of residing at the ocean with his wife.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Port City Community Church.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home.

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