Mark Bonacorso Is Remembered by Industry Friends and ColleaguesDecember 3, 2012
“I loved working with Mark,” said Jeff Hayzlett, celebrity executive and former Kodak CMO. “I first worked with him at Webprint and later at my PR firm. When I went to Kodak, he bought my business and created MediaInk. Mark was so good, that after I left Kodak, I tried get him to come work with me again, but he was happy running his own shop and living in the desert with his love, Molly.”
“When I think about Mark, the first adjective that comes to mind is enthusiastic,” said Larry Vogel, executive director, AR Advisors. “Whether we were talking about the graphic arts industry or just sharing the joys of desert living, his enthusiastic energy was always palpable. We’ve lost a treasured friend and colleague way too soon.”
“Mark was at once an invaluable professional resource and a terrific guy to hang out with, but most of all he was a true friend,” said Noel Ward, managing director of Brimstone Hill Associates. “He was someone many of us would talk with about a host of business and personal issues. We always shared a lot on that two-way street. Mark was always ready with advice, willing to share his unique perspective, knowledge, expertise, and help others any way he could. Mark was truly one-of-a-kind and we’re all poorer with his passing.”
Surviving Mark are his beloved wife Molly Passmore and stepson Pierce. Funeral services will be private, but industry friends and colleagues will be holding a celebration of Mark’s life at the Xplor conference in April. In the meantime, donations in his memory may be made online. http://www.gofundme.com/1m6gjw .
[PS. Mark would not approve of this press release because it is too long and contains more than two quotes. But sometimes two quotes just aren’t enough.]