Mark Lemmer, 68

Mark LemmerMark Edward Lemmer, 68, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2015.

 Born in Mequon to Madelyn Marks and Jerome Lemmer, he was the eldest of Mike (deceased), Margo and Michelle.

He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute in Daytona Beach, Fla., and started work as a commercial airline pilot in 1969 with United Airlines.

After 32 happy years of flying planes, he retired in 2001. He loved the golf course with his friends, “putzing” around in his workshop and watching his grandkids (the “kiddos”) grow up. Mark put on a gruff exterior, but many people are grateful he allowed them to see his very soft, loving and generous heart.

He will be missed terribly by his three daughters and their partners: Colleen Lemmer and Ben Orzelek, Kristi and Brad Worth and Renee and Ryder McCormack, and by his six grandchildren: Aidan, Samantha, Brody, Olivia, Brady and Dillon.

As Mark always said, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right!”