11/15/1961 to 9/22/2016 Mark Withey passed away on September 22nd at the age of 54 at his home in Citrus Heights, California, surrounded by his family, after a long fight against colon cancer. Mark was born in Albany, California and moved to Carson City, Nevada in 1966 with his family. He attended Carson City schools until his graduation in 1980. After a brief time in Seattle in 1988, he settled in Sacramento and received his AA Degree in Electronics Technology. Mark held several positions in the machining, technical and sales industries. Prior to his illness, Mark was a Broadcast Technician for the K-LOVE/Air1 radio network. All throughout his lifetime, Mark held a passion for music. Singing with the Sierra Boys Choir in his youth he later added drums, guitar and songwriting to his repertoire. He deeply loved his family, Christian music, photography and studying the word of God with his Hebrew Roots community. Mark was preceded in death by his father, James J. Withey, and mother, Lola M. Withey. He leaves behind his wife Rebecca Withey (Ridgeway), step-son Jonathan Patton, and step-daughter Emily Patton of Citrus Heights, California; brother James N. Withey of Reno, Nevada and sister Linda Hobold (Withey) of Carson City, Nevada; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. His Memorial Service will be held on November 5, 2016 at 10:00 am at Bridgeway Christian Church, 8150 Industrial Avenue, Building A, Roseville, California followed by a Celebration of Life potluck. Mark will be laid to rest at Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens in Grass Valley, California.
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