Marc Barag — December 1, 2014

OBIT 12-14 -- Mark Barag collage hangout bike

Photographer, traveler, devoted husband, and family man Marc Barag 63, of Penn Street, passed away on Monday December 1, 2014.

Several members of the East Falls community asked us to remember his generosity in donating his photographic skills to local schools. Also, they remember a man who enjoyed life and fought bravely against cancer, even taking photos from his hospital room.

Mark Barag3.Obit.Taken from HUP Aug12

A few words about Marc from those who knew him best.

Dear Nancy and family
Marc was a ray of sunshine each time I saw him at an industry event. Over the past 25 years he always offered a smile and was one of my favorite people to cross paths with… he will be missed. My thoughts are with you and wish you peace. He obviously was a happy guy and I am sure that was due to the love of his family….

Love, Caryn

Caryn Taylor Lucia, Valley Forge, PA

Dear Nancy,
I am so sorry. Words can not begin to express how I feel. Marc will always be in my heart and memory as a wonderful friend and cousin. From him, I have so many wonderful memories. I am so glad he had so many years with such a loving wife. It saddens me that he will not be there for all the moments to come in all your lives. However, I know he will live on in your hearts, and in the hearts of all who loved him.

Love,
Aileen

Dear Nancy:
Marc beat me every time we competed, until that evening when I fell down serving to him and quit tennis. Marc later took a perfect group photo of my Germantown Academy classmates on the day of our 50th Reunion. Marc and I would sometimes meet while walking the neighborhood, and no conversation was more enjoyable to me than ours.

On Monday afternoon you beckoned to me as I drove down W. Penn Street, then gently waved me on. I now understand your unforgettable expression. Pat and I are mourning with you.

Blessings,
Pete Deacon

More memorials to Marc here. Feel free to add your comments below.

Marc’s obituary, from Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Marc H., 63, of East Falls, Philadelphia, PA, raised in Margate, NJ, member of Germantown Jewish Centre and the Germantown Cricket Club, graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, and local photographer, died on Monday, December 1, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy (nee Rosenstock), two daughters: Rachel and Molly (fiancé Alex Bluhm), brother Scott, and dog Lucie.

Marc was interred on Wednesday, December 3rd  at the Conservatory at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Abramson Cancer Center, Dept. of Oncology.

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