Marcus Richard “Dick” passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013 in Stuart, FL at the age of 77 after a two-decade battle against Parkinson’s disease. Born in Albany, he was descended from early Dutch settlers in the upstate area, a proud distinction that inspired his lifelong love of New York State history. Before moving to Florida in 2001, he donated much of his extensive book collection to the 1700s-era Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Village, the oldest standing home in the Mohawk Valley. His many interests included music, travel and fishing, particularly in Ontario’s Temagami region. He is survived by his loving wife Johanna; his son Marcus Jacob “Jake”; his sister Nancy Mabee (Roger) Flagg; and a niece and three nephews.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: 760-773-5628.