Mark Critchfield Memorial
The family of Mark Wilson Critchfield announces his passing on Oct. 11th, 2018, after a battle with lung cancer. Mark went peacefully in his sleep, listening to Beatles music, surrounded by his family. Mark was born June 19th, 1962 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Central Florida. A drummer and performer since an early age, Mark also enjoyed a career working with Ronald McDonald House and creating educational programs for school children. He loved children and was passionate about music education. He was given his first drum kit at age 10 and never looked back. He felt very lucky to have been sent on this musical path at such a young age, and it was his wish that all children be exposed to music at the earliest age possible. He was also a huge fan of Mr. Rundgren, and took his little sister Lisa to her first Todd Rundgren concert (and second and third!). She still has the original 45 record of “Bang the Drum All Day” that Mark gave her when she was a kid. So, as soon as Mark learned about Spirit of Harmony Foundation, he knew immediately that he wanted to donate his beloved drum kit (and all his other instruments) upon his passing. He also wished to have a memorial fund set up in his name at Spirit of Harmony Foundation. Thank you for helping his family honor his memory. Love you all.