Mark Darrin Gordon
Oct. 10, 1964 – Oct. 1, 2019
Mark Darrin Gordon, 54, of Henrico County passed away on October 1, 2019 at home after fighting like hell to beat cancer.
Mark was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 10, 1964 and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in early childhood. After graduating from Virginia Wesleyan College he remained in Virginia Beach working on the ramp for Piedmont Airlines, piloting for First Hospital, and managing North End Cyclery until opening his business, Bike Factory Of Charlottesville in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his father, C. Darrell Gordon, and sister, Pamela Gordon.
Left to celebrate his memory is his wife, Amanda Gordon, mother, Donna Gordon, brother, Kyle Gordon (Diane), mother-in-law Virginia Sivils, brother-in-law, Jeff Sivils (Cheri), sister-in-law Susan Sivils Dolson (Mark), nephews, Patrick and Christopher, and niece Amy. Also, special friends, John and Sheila Scott, Chad Ramsey, Liz and Dan Baker, Don and Bonnie Clatterbaugh, Kim and Kevin Mattia, Jeovellina and Raul Cruz, Darren Giacalone, Brian Stone, Kelly Pape and so many others.
As an avid cyclist, softball player and card player, he made sure to enjoy his passions to the fullest.
A special thank you to Virginia Cancer Institute, Radiology Oncology Associates, and James River Hospice for providing aggressive and compassionate treatment, and to the Sivils and Dolson families for turning their lives completely upside down, just for us.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 4th at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Reception to follow. Interment will be private.
A memorial to honor Mark can be made by donating blood platelets at your local Red Cross donation center and enjoying a meal at Chili’s, the best restaurant ever created, according to Mark.
So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Our prayers and love are with you during this time. May God wrap his arms around you, as he embarrasses your dear husband into his kingdom.
Sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in our prayers.
Our entire family loves “Miss Amanda” and “Mr. Mark”. The girls will always cherish the bicycles from Mr. Mark’s shop and all the joy they brought (and that they still bring). We are praying for you. ” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 The Campbell Family
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
You are in my thoughts, Amanda. I hope your many memories, which I know included a lot of laughter and joy, see you through.
I came to know Mark as a friend a couple years ago through RVA Softball. During our times together I learned of his love for the game of softball along with his quick wit. One game I remember him playing first base and telling the first base coach that our third baseman had a glass eye and had him believing it. We both thought that was hilarious. Or when he would say, “Guys, if we get more runs than them we might have a chance to win this game!” He made me feel like I had known him my whole life. I am glad I had the opportunity to get just a glimpse of the person he was. Amanda, I am sorry he has left us, but his memories will continue to bring us joy for the rest of our lives. Praying for you and your family during this time.
I am holding you and your family close to my heart. Pamela Piero
My sincerest condolences to Amanda and the entire Gordon family. May your family find peace during this time of loss and may you find comfort in knowing that Mark is in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
The Piedmont Silver Eagles
Amanda, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mark we will miss you on the racquetball court and I will miss hanging with you at church run pool. You always be in our hearts and will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace my friend
Amanda- I’m very sorry for your loss.
Mark was a great guy, with a great sense of humor-
He will be missed-
God Bless you-
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. I have so many GREAT memories of living with Mark and the great friends we became except when Dallas and bills played.💔💔😭😭😭I I pray for your PEACE. What a great man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He loved my dog Sammi so much like his own. So I know they are over the rainbow he is riding and she is running along with him FREE❤❤
I’m so sorry for your loss of Mark Prayers for you and family
Amanda, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of a great man – It has been so very long since I have seen him and I didn’t know he was fighting the Big C. I am so very sorry for the hole this must be leaving in your life – he was a big man and filled the room with his laugh, his grump and his personality. I lived with Mark and Kim for a year in Aries on the Bay – and at one point we had three girly Rabbit Cabriolets parked out front and 3 women, Sammi (girl dog) and 2 little girl toddlers under 5 living there! A LOT of estrogen! LOL. And he was so good to my sissy’s kids – they loved him, too. Please know that we are all mourning for you, today. And are praying for him to be sitting at God’s right hand, tonight
Prayers for the family and all involved! My son worked for Mark and I would visit the shop often, Mark was always cheerful and happy! A very kind man with lots if humor. He is with God now sharing jokes Im sure. May God comfort you in this time of grief. it’s sad to lose someone you love.Many prayers and love surround you each!
Our hearts break with you, Amanda, and all the Gordon/Sivils/Dolson family. Mark was larger than life and loved you even more. GOD will be lucky to have him up there with Mel, his dad, sister and the Peerys. He will be welcomed with open arms. We will wrap ours around you. Love you so very much.
I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My prayer is that God will comfort your heart and give you strength daily to endure this hurt. You are stronger than you realize. Be encouraged
We were so sad to hear about Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Amanda, Rest In Peace Mark❤️
Amanda – Another great guy was taken from us and we will all be the worse off for it. He was a real winner – both on and off the racquetball court. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to you, to his family and to all of his friends. We will all mourn his loss, but will celebrate his life and the good feelings he brought to all who knew him. I will truly miss him picking on me in a good-natured way, every chance he got.
My heart felt condolences to his entire family .
Many fun moments with Mark at Piedmont Airlines in Norfolk….I just got the news through their FB site.. He will be remembered by many .
God Bless and May he Rest In Peace.
My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and I pray for nothing but peace and comfort for you and yours, during this difficult time. There are no words that truly cover your loss. I was deeply touched by the out pouring of support at last night’s viewing.. I regret that I did not meet your husband prior to your tragic loss. The photo montage and conversations from those in attendance let me know what a “great guy” he was in this life. Allow your support system to take care of you and count me as one of your supports.
My prayers are with you and your family.
My best to you as you move forward with fond memories.