This was posted today on facebook about Mark Pennington:

Mark passed peacefully in his sleep last night at 4 am. Almado a good friend came and sang at 6pm and he fell asleep. He had just gotten a big new comfy bed and we had a chance to hold each other. He had a great day yesterday and wanted all of you to know how much he loves you. I'll post the funeral on this site later and make my own facebook page soon. He is now in glory with his beloved Jesus. Shalom, be at peace. Lori

Mark was one of the long time Legionnaires.  He was a fixture on the old board.  His health has been in decline for years. 

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Some of have been involved with the board for over 13 years (through many many variations) and Mark P. was there for a long period of time. He was a good person, and very sorry for Lori and his family.

Mark, you were a great guy, and I know this is only one of the many places you will be missed.  You were a true Legionnaire, and I salute you.  May you rest in peace.

That's a truly sad loss. My most sincere condolences to his family.

I remember from ye olden days that he was a Russian translator, and was happy to see him credited on the trade paperback version of The Winter Men. I remember him being excited when he got the call to be a part of a new comic series, and then him working on it, and then seeing it as it came out.

Mark was one of the first people to write me after my divorce to see how I was doing.  He always had encouraging words for me, even when he had problems of his own. He was often there to lend a sympathetic ear. I never got to see him in person, but I feel like I had a good friend in him anyway.  I will miss him.

Yes, Mark Pennington was a fixture on the board through several incarnations, and I hope this was a happy place for him. I got the sense that he did feel he could come here to express his thoughts on comics and on life, although it seemed that life for him was more of a struggle than it is for some. His struggles and his pains are behind him now, at least.

Here's to a great Legionnaire.

I remember Mark very well from the period when he posted here regularly. I missed a chance to meet him in person when he came to Charlotte for a job interview (he thought it was much too hot down here!). I knew his health had been declining, but this still comes as a shock.

Sad. R.I.P., Mark.

My condolences to his family. He will be remembered here as a truly good guy.

Rest in peace, Mark. I never met you in person, but I remember our times on the board fondly. 

My condolences and sympathies to his family.

Mark had a way of connecting to people.  He and I had a special bond.  I will always think of him as a brother from another mother. 

He was serious about his family and his comics.  And with that he connected with me. 

What I remember most was his playful banter here.  He was quick witted and knew how to use humor to help in those situations when you needed a joke. 

As you all have commented, Mark was a good person.  I am sure he is now at peace with himself and his body. 

FYI, you can view Mark's memorial notice here. Just scroll down until you find his name, and then click on "View Memorial" (If you don't find his name, you should be able to search for it.)  There's also a virtual "guestbook" you can leave a message in, too.

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