Mark Wrightson

Mark E. Wrightson

May 8, 1949 - August 28, 2019
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Mark E. Wrightson, 70, a ten year resident of Edgewater, MD, died at his home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 after battling kidney disease for three years. Born on May 8, 1949 in Washington, DC to the late Samuel and Barbara Wrightson, Mark served in the United State Marine Corp from 1968 to 1971 during the Viet Nam conflict and was discharged under honorable conditions. His primary job was as a rifleman but he also served as a point man and tunnel rat. He received the Viet Nam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, The Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal with Gold Frame and Palm. After serving his country, Mark worked at KC Company, Inc. Pella Windows and Doors from 1974 until retiring in 2017. He served the Company in many capacities during his career, warehouseman/supervisor, truck driver, shipping supervisor, value add/assembly man, supervisor, service tech, product specialist, operations & warehouse manager and the last 5 plus years of his career as the Service Department Manager. To most people in the company he was known as Rubby. Mark will be missed by all that knew him and he left a wonderful legacy at the Company. Mark enjoyed gambling on the slots at his favorite casinos, The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ and Dover Downs in Dover, DE. He also enjoyed his monthly Saturday night poker game with friends. Watching TV was also one of his favorite pastimes, he especially enjoyed The Price is Right, Jeopardy, Mountain Men, Wicked Tuna and anything on the various History channels. Mark is survived by his wife, Chrystal whom he married on April 14, 2018 at the Annapolis Wedding Chapel after living together for twelve years; his daughter, Valerie Wrightson Edmonds and her husband, Aaron of Alexandria, VA; his stepdaughter, Ericka Denaro and her husband, Domenico and step grandchildren, Logan and his wife, Suzi of Killeen, TX, Griffin and Natalie both of Edgewater, MD and Kaylin of Spirit Lake, ID. All the grandchildren called Mark, Pork Chop Pop-Pop. A service, with military honors, will be held at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery,1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:45am.

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    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | 10:45am
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 10:45am
    Maryland Veterans Cemetery Crownsville
    1122 Sunrise Beach Road
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Dave Lawson

Posted at 08:09pm
I met Mark about 25 years ago when I joined the monthly card game. We would rotate playing at each players residence and supply
food and snacks. I consider Mark to have been the best player among the six of us. The times when he didn't do well at his home
he would remove the food and snacks early just to get our goat. Mark was also fun to golf with. There were several occasions
when we played golf at Myrtle Beach which was a blast. I appreciated Marks service to his country and will miss his friendship.
Dave Lawson

Rick Lopes

Posted at 07:54pm
It's been two weeks and still hurts. Mark may be gone but he'll never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.
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Tim McCombs

Posted at 04:11pm
Chrystal and Family: I was very sad to hear the news of Mark's passing. I've know him through Pella for probably 20 years and always found it a pleasure to be around him. In reading the obituary his service in Vietnam I was blown away. Of course he never shared or bragged about the brave young man he was in his service to our country. My hope is you have wonderful memories going forward of this humble yet great person. God Speed Mark you will be missed. Regards Tim McCombs Pella Corporation

Chrystal Wrightson

Posted at 02:28pm
My best friend, my champion, the love of my life, the best step father to my daughter, a good buddy to my son-in-law and the most amazing Pork Chop Pop-Pop to the grandchildren has joined the Angels in Heaven. Mark and I had became a couple in 2006. He was welcomed into all of my family with open arms. He became pop-pop to everyone. After suffering some serious health issues in the fall of 2017; Mark decided we should get married and while having a casual conversation Mark said "When are we getting married?" In my mind and my heart it was the best marriage proposal ever. And so we did on April 14, 2018; the man I had waited my whole for became my husband on a day filled with sunshine and the promise of the best life ever. The love we had for each other was beyond any expectations we could have ever foreseen. We were fortunate to have shared so many wonderful moments together and they will be cherished forever in my heart. I am at peace now knowing he is no longer struggling with his health issues. Mark was and will always be my one and only true love. May you fly high with the Angels until we meet again my love. Your loving wife, Chrystal

Gene Marchetti

Posted at 12:59pm
Mark had a great sense of humor. I enjoyed his friendship throughout the years of card games and on the golf course. On one hazy
day on the golf course Mark had trouble seeing the green. He asked me to point the way and the distance to the green. He casually
hit the ball it landed very close to the hole great shot! I was very excited he gave a little smile and went on to par the hole. That was Mark. He loved Terry's meat balls and hot peppers at the card games. Many great memories, Mark was one of the good ones in this world. Heartfelt condolences to Crystal and family. Gene and Terry Marchetti.

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