WALTHAM, Mass. — Mark E. Tremblay, 71, of Waltham, Mass., formerly of Lewiston, died Monday, Dec. 11, at the Massachusetts Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford, Mass., after having been diagnosed with cancer back in March.
Mark was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Lewiston, the son of Raymond D. and Myrela V. (Roy) Tremblay. Mark was raised in Lewiston and was part of the graduating Class of 1964 at Lewiston High School.
Mark was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, enlisting during the Vietnam War in 1966 and received the rank of sergeant upon being honorably discharged in 1970.
Mark returned to Waltham and lived there for 34 years, where he was employed in management and training with various manufacturing companies. From 2006, Mark had been a valued member of Zoots Cleaners in Concord, Mass.
With the rapid changes in technology in his working career, Mark thrived taking college courses at a number of local universities including: master’s candidate, Falmouth Institute of Quality Systems Management, Falmouth, Mass.; B.A. in management and sociology, Curry College in Milton, Mass.; 13 continuing education certificate programs, Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Mass.; he also received a certificate in machine technology, Lowell Institute in Cambridge, Mass.; and graduated from Plus-Gray’s School of Business, located in Portland.
Mark is predeceased by his parents; and his sisters, Monique Drivas (1988) and Jacqueline Ryan (2011).
He is survived by his sister, Francine Mongue, of Alfred; four nephews; two nieces; and many grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
Mark’s sister, Francine, would like to extend her gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Veterans Hospital, who helped Mark during his time there. Mark was always in the company of either a volunteer or staff member, who offered him comfort or sat quietly by his side.
Mark E. Tremblay