Ronald Mark Taylor

Passed on Sep 17, 2017

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(Ronald) Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, DDS passed away unexpectedly in Seattle on September 17, 2017 at the age of 61. He was born in Preston, Idaho in 1956 and was raised in Auburn. Mark attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry and had a dental practice in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood. He enjoyed travel and loved animals, especially dogs and cats.

Mark is survived by his wife Vicky; mother Anna Viola and step-father Ray Viola of Federal Way; brother Tony Viola of Seattle and sister Valerie O’Hara of San Diego, California; sister Julie Poppleton of Logan, Utah and sister Teri Gneiting of Preston, Idaho; and sister-in-law Pennie Burton of Hellingly, England. His father Ronald Taylor preceded him in death.

At Mark’s request, no service will be held.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or Best Friends Animal Society.


Paul Dobrin
Seattle , Wa
Oct 11, 2017

Our whole family will miss Mark ,we were happy to have him as our Dentist a special person will be missed with his humor and laid back nature. Rather a humble person but he did mention his days at Yakima J.C. On the gridiron.

Paul Nancy David Vicky and Julie Dobrin

Mark Selin
Brier, WA
Oct 10, 2017

So sad to hear of the unexpected passing of Mark. I received excellent dental care from Mark for the past 26 years - including him making a trip in for an emergency visit at 6:00 am on a Saturday morning so I could catch a flight out of SeaTac at 9:00. His wry sense of humor, passion for life, and camaraderie will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Sincerely, Mark

Linda Lesnick
Seattle, Wa
Oct 10, 2017

I was so saddened to hear the news about Dr Mark. He was my daughter and my dentist for the last 26 years. We always loved seeing him and always chatted about our animals. We are so sorry for your loss.

Dave Matison
Seattle, Wa
Oct 10, 2017

A wonderful fellow, who I will miss terribly.

Bronson Swanson
Seattle, Wa
Oct 10, 2017

My condolences on the passing of Dr. Mark. He was a terrific dentist and an even better human being and I always looked forward to our twice-yearly visits. Tennis, biking, pets--we always had good conversations about our mutual interests. The good doctor will be sorely missed.

Charle Little
Nashville, TN
Oct 5, 2017


I am so sorry to learn of the death of your step son Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

In sympathy,

Charlie Little

LaDon Housley forsgren
Upland, Ca
Oct 4, 2017

Sorry to hear of the passing of your son

Arva Westley
Mesa, AZ
Oct 4, 2017

Dear Anna and Ray,

So sorry for your loss.


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