Mark C. Misiorek

February 14, 1974 - July 27, 2020

Obituary

It is with great sadness to share that our beloved Mark Christopher Misiorek died unexpectedly on July 27, 2020 in Woodinville, WA at the age of 46. We have lost a truly great man, friend, son, brother, husband and father.

Mark was born on February 14, 1974 in Washington DC to Walter and Mary Misiorek. He grew up in Cheltenham MD, the youngest of three boys. The house was full of love, laughter and antics, and quickly became the gathering place for the entire neighborhood. Those families became Mark’s lifelong extended family and best friends.

After graduating from Gwynn Park High, Mark followed in his father’s steps and enlisted in the US Marine Corps, much to his parents’ objection. But Mark was stubborn; once he got an idea in his head, there was little that could change his mind. He served 8 years as an MP and achieved the rank of Sergeant while stationed at MCAS New River, Jacksonville and MCAS Futenma, Okinawa Japan. The Corps brought discipline and new experiences, but it was the brotherhood that Mark cherished most.

It was in Okinawa that he met his future wife, Susan who was there teaching English. She introduced him to Japanese food and culture that he couldn’t get living on base. Together they moved to Jacksonville, NC to start their life. In 1999, they welcomed their only son, Wil Graeme. Mark loved being a father and always attended Wil’s sports, music or school activities. He coached Wil’s sports teams, and even tried to learn to ice skate at age 36 so that he could play hockey with Wil…that didn’t end well! Wil and Mark share many things – handsome looks, a quick wit, a sports enthusiast, and more recently, a love of all things beer.

After being honorably discharged from USMC, Mark joined the Durham Police. Then in 2004, the family drove cross country and moved to Bothell, WA after Mark was recruited to join the Seattle Police. During his 16 year career with SPD, Mark worked in many units, including East ACT, Community Policing, SPOC, and ICAC. Mark was a beloved and respected colleague at SPD and was dedicated to his work. He was known for his twisted sense of humor, unsuspecting pranks and bringing out a smile in everyone he met.

Mark had many hobbies, including some darn good home brewing and barbecuing, bowling, traveling and rooting for the Yankees, Giants and Capitals. He and his brothers and friends would plan weekend trips around the country to meet up and enjoy Giants or Capitals games. Mark, Susan and Wil loved to travel and made memorable trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Toronto, Montreal and most recently, Ireland. They had begun to talk about life after SPD and had big plans to remodel their new home in Woodinville and enjoy the nearby wineries and breweries.

Most of all, Mark loved being with family and friends, both new and old. He had the ability to connect with people and brought light to so many. He was so loved and our hearts are broken. He is irreplaceable. Next time you raise a glass of beer, please think of Mark!

Mark is survived by his wife Susan (Dyson) and son Wil of Woodinville WA, father Wally of Cheltenham MD, brothers Walt (Naoko) of North Beach MD, Greg (Shannon) of Huntington MD and bonus brother Raymond (Joannah) of Jacksonville FL; sisters in law Lesley (Kirk) of Nanaimo BC and Cynthia (Harold) of Vancouver BC; nephews Gregory, Ty, Randall and Jarod; nieces Erin, Jessica, Pauline and Sally; and many many dear friends. He was predeceased by his mother Mary in 2018.

Small private ceremonies will be held in Washington and Maryland. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the US Marine Corps National Museum or Wounded Warrior Project or a veterans’ charity of your choice.

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Bennie Radford
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Bennie Radford

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Pamela Kessler
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Pamela Kessler

I wish I had known Mark. I last saw Wil when he was less than a year old, but I had the pleasure of meeting up with Susan a few years ago in Washington state. My heart is broken for Susan and Wil. Sending love and prayers,
Pam Kessler

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Pam. We appreciate your prayers ❤️

Pat Jankord
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Pat Jankord

We will certainly think of our dear friend Mark whenever we toast a beer. Our connection upon meeting Mark was swift and strong. Forever in our hearts. Pat & Sue

Susan
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Susan

Pat and sue, hard to put in words what you two meant to Mark. The fire pit stories, the pickle all games, the alcohol pizza, the cat magnet…thank you for coming to say hello to us 6 years ago❤️

Vicki Shanks
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Vicki Shanks

My heart goes out to Susan and the family and friends of Mark

Susan
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Susan

Thank you to your kindness Vicki

Karel Dutton
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Karel Dutton

Karel Dutton

Susan
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Susan

My sweet Karel. I’m so sorry.

Yvonne Halsall
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Yvonne Halsall

Susan and Will and to all those who loved Mark. We are so sorry for your loss.,Our condolences and love. Yvonne and Dan

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Yvonne and Dad, it was so nice to catch up at Joan’s last tear

Cousin Margaret
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Cousin Margaret

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mark but knowing Susan and how happy she, Mark and Wil were, I know he was a special man and will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to you Susan and to Wil. 💕

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Margaret, he made us happy and shined bright in many lives. ❤️

Lorraine Smith
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Lorraine Smith

What a wonderful remembrance, thank for sharing these heartfelt memories. He will be so missed by so many, but may he rest in peace knowing that he will never be forgotten, that his legacy will live on, and that Susan and Wil will always be surrounded by love from family and friends.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Lorraine

Robyn Vaccaro
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Robyn Vaccaro

Thinking of you all during this time! May Mark’s memories live on in your hearts forever, until you see him again one day! Sending prayers, love and hugs to you Susan and Wil, Mark’s family, his SPD family and all the friends and lives he touched.

Susan
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Susan

Thanknyiu robyb, we celebrated him yesterday and even with COVID, it was beautfil♥️

Robert Larson
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Robert Larson

I never met Mark, but got a great picture of what a great man he was by reading this tribute. Now that you live in Woodinville, I was hoping to get to know him and his son Wil. Susan, please let me know if you need anything. I’m right down the road from you and happy to help with whatever you need. Rest in peace Mark.

Susan
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Susan

❤️

Marcus Woods
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Marcus Woods

To my Dear cousin Susan & Will,
I am so sorry to hear the news.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too.
I wish I could be there to comfort you. I’m holding you in my heart.
As you go through this difficult time, remember that you are so loved.
Love Cousin Marcus.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you cousin♥️

Carrie and Pete Feiock
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Carrie and Pete Feiock

Words fail to say how devastated we are to lose our dear friend Mark. A person is lucky to ever meet one such kind, generous, thoughtful, funny, and honorable person in their lifetime. He was always popping by with a growler or share his amazing talent with the smoker or bbq when he just “made too much.” We will never forget him as long as we live. Our very deepest condolences to Wil and Sue and also his family and loved ones in Maryland. He always told funny stories of his friends back home. You are all in our thoughts… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

You two made the hood everything! Thank you for loving us and hosting so many events. I’m glad mark had a second home in Bartlett ❤️❤️

Nichola, David, Charlie and Will Forsyth
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Nichola, David, Charlie and Will Forsyth

So sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you Susan and Wil.

Susan
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Susan

Thanknyiu nic! So glad you got to meet him in Toronto’s!

Mark Mischke
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Mark Mischke

Rest In Peace brother…Semper Fi.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Mark♥️

Wendy Huegle
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Wendy Huegle

Sending my condolences, lugs and love. I’m so sorry for your heart wrenching loss.💌

Susan
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Susan

Thanknyiu wendy!

Donna Miller
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Donna Miller

I will always remember Mark as a fun happy neighbor who loved to party. So friendly.So sorry for his family. Enjoy all the great memories. Donna and George Miller

Susan
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Susan

Than the did! Thank you for inviting us to the cornhole tourney and the start of a lovely friendship!

Tom Skalski
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Tom Skalski

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
(May he rest in peace).
Semper Fi brother!

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Tom!

Kirsten Banks
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Kirsten Banks

So saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a funny, sarcastic, bright man and I will remember him fondly. My condolences to Susan, Wil, and the Misiorek family.
Kirsten Banks (Stafford)

Susan
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Susan

Tam hank your Kirsten.

April Sparrow
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April Sparrow

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Mark’s family and close friends.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you April

Bennie Radford
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Bennie Radford

He was my friend. I will try miss the Miz!

Susan
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Susan

You two had many great times♥️

Cynthia Softli
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Cynthia Softli

My heart is broken. I was friends with Mark and Susan. I had lunch with Mark just 10 days ago and we argued as usual about nothing like brothers and sisters. A true friend who felt more like a member of my family. I will miss the stories about big Walt, Walt, Greg, Reggie, the neighborhood, being a Marine, the lake house in Shelton, Susan’s project, Wil’s new friend. Making beer in the garage, early morning warrants, missing his Mom, funny emojis representing some animal that reminded him of my attitude for that day. Most of all, I will miss… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Cynthia – you Keats made him laugh!

Dia Tornatore & Bert Wilkins
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Dia Tornatore & Bert Wilkins

What a beautiful tribute and memories! We feel blessed to have known Mark and his family both in North Carolina and here in Washington State. I just wish we had somehow made more time to spend with him, Susan, and Wil when we still had it, especially given our relatively close proximity. But we treasure the occasions when we were all able to get together, enjoy some of Mark’s tasty homemade brew and delicious BBQ, play ping pong, watch the dogs run around, and just catch up. And Susan’s Margaritaville-themed murder mystery birthday party was the best! He always made… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Dia and Bert ❤️

Kim Gregory
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Kim Gregory

It is with great sadness I write this. My heart is truly broken for the loss of such an amazing person. Mark worked for me at Durham PD. Even as his supervisor I found myself becoming a better person because of him. He never complained and was always ready as well as willing to help anyone. I was reminded of a foot chase we were involved in and after catching the suspect, Mark pepper sprayed us both. He could not apologize enough for spraying his supervisor 🙄. But we made it through and continued to laugh at the jokes that… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Thank you for sharing your memories Kjm. It is these that wil and I will cherish going forward. ❤️

Kelly
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Kelly

I had the privilege of working with Mark for the last 4 years. He was always there with a smile, joke and story to tell. He was someone who really knew how to listen and was sought after by so many because of his personality and ability to make you laugh. He loved his practical jokes and was creative in the planning and execution of them. He was the man in the office everyone respects and loves. His passing leaves a hole in the office and my heart. He was truly one of a kind. He loved his family and… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Thank you for stopping by kelly and for making marks work life good! You all do such amazing work – and I’m glad you had each other ❤️

Scott Bachler
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Scott Bachler

I worked with Mark in SPOC for about a year. He was great to work with — friendly with a great sense of humor. It was slightly tragic that he was a Yankees fan, but his barbecue skills made up for that. He’d plan grill menus for Seafair events, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never had better ribs. Mark talked a lot about his brothers and driving to baseball games, and the Marines. He kept a picture of some Marine general on his desk. It had been signed. There was some kind of running joke about that, and about Pablo’s… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Thank you for sharing these stories! I love hearing about him and his ways at work! He was a good kne♥️

David Owens
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David Owens

David Owens

Rassuli Fortune
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Rassuli Fortune

Rassuli Fortune
I reference a Maya Angelou quote,

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Susan
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Susan

Oh rassuli, how quick you two hit it off and how you both planned to catch Up once the crazy had settled down. I’m so sorry that cannot hAppen. Thank you for welcoming us to the neighborhood and for being his friend. Your generosity is so cherished ♥️

Art Garza
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Art Garza

Mark and I worked community policing, he made friends every place he went. We served meals to the homeless once a week and created ties with the community. This was his doing, I just went for the ride. RIP brother.

Susan
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Susan

His crazy idea that he loved! Thank you for being his partner during a memorable duty!

Sherry Lukits (H & C's neighbor, Vancouver)
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Sherry Lukits (H & C's neighbor, Vancouver)

I want to sign to let you know I am thinking of you and offering up prayers. I can’t imagine your shock and sudden overwhelming grief. I remember so clearly meeting Mark last summer at Harold and Cynthia’s and how truly warm, open and friendly he was with me.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you sherry, ♥️

Anne
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Anne

I only knew Mark for a short time through his work. He was always professional, compassionate and understanding and took extra time to explain things and always answered my questions promptly and respectfully. I wish I had known him better, especially after reading this, but in my limited time I could tell he was a good man. And in spite of the circumstances, I was grateful to have him on our side. He was like a guardian angel for us. I am very sad for his wife, son and family and friends for their loss. Mark will always have a… Read more »

cousin Marilyn
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cousin Marilyn

We are heartbroken for your loss. It is unimaginable and we are keeping you both in our thoughts. Love Marilyn & Ken

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Marilyn, I’m sorry we won’t get to do the Yankees in Seattle with you like we talked about. ❤️

Jenn Domogauer
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Jenn Domogauer

Mark was an amazing person.. All the memories of the Rolling Acres crew.. There are so so many.
Rest in peace my friend. you will truly be missed..

Susan
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Susan

Thank you Jenn, he was a cherished friend.

George Tuccinardi
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George Tuccinardi

What a tragedy! I’m so sorry to hear about this. My condolences to the family.

Susan
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Susan

Thank you George

George Tuccinardi
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George Tuccinardi

George Tuccinardi

Damiana Murphy
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Damiana Murphy

So sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in heaven with his mother. I remember coming to their home for church meetings and being so welcomed. Just an awesome family.

The Need Family
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The Need Family

Dear Susan and Wil, I didn’t know how to reach out meaningfully, but after reading the lovely tributes of so many people here, I wanted to also express my condolences to you both, and to our community, who lost a Really Good Man. When we first met you and Mark as you moved into the new ‘hood, I was still disappointed that our good friends had moved away–taking our kids’ playmates with them. But then you moved in with your energy, good vibes, friendly outreach, and Mark said he loved to homebrew and would bring us a growler—and then did… Read more »