Mark Lee Nosack, 66, passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2021 after a six month battle with glioblastoma (a malignant brain tumor).
He was born on December 23, 1954 in Murray, UT to Joseph and Virginia Nosack. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1973 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and law enforcement from Weber State University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Cambridge State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a military police sergeant from 1973 to 1979. Upon discharge, he was hired as a police officer with Sandy City Police. He retired as a lieutenant in 2004 from the Sandy City Police. During retirement, he wrote and published two crime books.
Mark married Donna Orwin in 1972. They had a daughter, Amy and a son, Phil and later divorced. He married Sandy Schirack, the love of his life, in 1984. They celebrated 37 years of marriage in March 2021. Mark and Sandy loved to travel and enjoyed an annual month long Christmas vacation to their condo in Kona, Hawaii; they also enjoyed cruises to the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera. After Sandy’s retirement, they spent the last six winters as snowbirds in Mesa, AZ. Mark enjoyed golfing, reading, Jack Daniel’s whiskey and red wine. He lived life to the fullest!
Mark is survived by his wife, Sandy, his mother, Virginia, his children, Amy Horyna (Matt) and Phil Nosack (Katie), four granddaughters (Addy, Hanna, Sadie, Isabelle) and siblings Mike Nosack (Cris), Sharon Rawlings (Richard), Bob Nosack (Pat), Dave Nosack (Jan), Claudia Rassier (Terry), Richard Nosack (Cathy), Jeff Nosack (Markie) and Kenny Nosack. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph and infant twin brothers, Ronald and Thomas.
Sandy gives special thanks to Char, Brandon, Lisa and Jacob of Encompass Hospice, and family Nina, JT, Claudia, Rusty, Bob and Amy for their help and loving care provided to her and Mark during his final journey.
Mark will be cremated and a gathering to celebrate his life will be held this summer.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.larkincares.com