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Mark Sterling  Atchinson
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • ADK Summit Steward Program
    814 Goggins Rd.
    Lake George, NY 12845

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“Mark, Michelle and Family, Words cannot express the sadness I feel about the loss of Mark. We will keep him in our thoughts. John, Donna, Kyle and...Read More »
1 of 57 | Posted by: John Plante - Albany, NY - Friend

“Hey Mark, it's been a long time since i've seen you. About 10 years I believe. I just wanted to say I have nothing but good memories of you. I...Read More »
2 of 57 | Posted by: Stephani Ellis - Sarasota, FL

“I am very sorry to hear about Mark.My prayers go out to the family of Mark. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to know him. ”
3 of 57 | Posted by: gary hayes - middleburgh, NY

“I tried several times to post something here but I can't find the words to express how much I love Mark and how I will miss him. I was privileged to...Read More »
4 of 57 | Posted by: Kathleen DiAngelo - New York, NY

“I was so saddened to hear of Mark's passing away. Adriaan sends his deepest sympathies. He was a beautiful boy, like a rare flower that's here to...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Cheron and Adriaan - ny, NY

“I only worked with Mark for my last two days at ski windham. We worked the fryers together and it was a pleasure. He was a lovely guy. Rest in Peace...Read More »
6 of 57 | Posted by: Stacey Brady - Windham, NY

“I was saddened to hear of your loss. I'm sure there are no words strong enough to express your grief. Thinking of you & your family. ”
7 of 57 | Posted by: Lynn LaCross

“Dear Mark, Michele, Kaitlyn, and Matthew: We've shed many tears in this house over the passing of Mark Sterling Atchinson. Although we didn't know...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Lennard & Sawne Lodge - NY

“My you rest in peace ”
9 of 57 | Posted by: Amber Burke - Middleburgh, NY

“We thank everyone for the great love being shown Thank you one and all ”
10 of 57 | Posted by: Mark Atchinson - Middleburgh, NY

“Brother and Son xoxoxoxoxWe love you. Our Love for you will always be in our hearts.You are missed so much.Rest in peace Mark under the magical...Read More »
11 of 57 | Posted by: Mark, Michele, Matthew and Kaitlyn Atchinson - NY

“Matthew and family, we are so sorry to hear about Mark. I will be praying for you all. If I can be of any help, let me know. ”
12 of 57 | Posted by: George Kahl

“DearFamilywords cannot express my sorrow , you are in my heart, thoughts and prayersmy heart is breaking for your precious loss. sending you my...Read More »
13 of 57 | Posted by: Ann Wheeler Thornton - Gansevoort, NY

“I went to school with Mark. I didn't know him very well, but I noticed he liked to read a lot of the same authors as me. I often thought about...Read More »
14 of 57 | Posted by: Joshua W. Hawkins - Batavia, NY

“We are so very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. There are no words that will take away the pain but know your are all in our thoughts and prayers at...Read More »
15 of 57 | Posted by: Steven& Mindy ESposito - Glasco, NY

“Michele, Mark and family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult and unimaginable time. Les ”
16 of 57 | Posted by: Les Wheeler - Johnsonville, NY

“Michelle and family: I have no words to express , just know I'm thinking of you all. ...Read More »
17 of 57 | Posted by: Lorie Esposito - Largo, FL

“I didn't really know Mark, but he was in several of my classes. I admired his passion for the outdoors, and how he always had his nose in a book. It...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: Bridget - Cobleskill, NY

“It's taken me a while to figure out just what to say. It's such a shock... For all of us. Mark was the sort of person that takes a while to get to...Read More »
19 of 57 | Posted by: Amanda Lodge - North Blenheim, NY

“To the Atchinson family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. ”
20 of 57 | Posted by: Jill Hidson - East Berne, NY

“There are very few people with the kind of insight that Mark shared during our classes. Add to that his great taste in music, his quiet and polite...Read More »
21 of 57 | Posted by: Jonathan Bright

“I wont forget you <3 ”
22 of 57 | Posted by: Dorothy - Middleburgh, NY

“From the moment you were born you had that beautiful smile that would make my heart melt.So gentle and kind.Always happy when talking about the woods...Read More »
23 of 57 | Posted by: Deborah Moore - Waterford, NY

“Words cannot express the heartfelt sadness I feel for your dearly loved son. Losing a child is the worst experience anyone can have happen to them. ...Read More »
24 of 57 | Posted by: Karen Birsen and family - NY

“From the day you were born what a special gift you were to my family. I'll always remember the dimples in your beautiful face when you smiled at me....Read More »
25 of 57 | Posted by: Audrey Reilly - NY - Aunt

“To the entire Atchinson family~so saddened to hear about the loss of your son/brother. I remember him as a serious and focused student, when I had...Read More »
26 of 57 | Posted by: Margaret Hesdorfer - Middleburgh, NY

“To the Atchinson family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was such a polite, intelligent, well-mannered young man who was a delight to have in...Read More »
27 of 57 | Posted by: Ann Diefenbach - Albany, NY

“As I watched the sun creep into the Valley, I struggle for the right words, but there are none. I can only be grateful we have been able to watch...Read More »
28 of 57 | Posted by: Dave and Becky Shaul - Fultonham, NY

“My heart is so heavy with sadness for your family. We are so sorry for your loss and realize that there is nothing words can do but to express our...Read More »
29 of 57 | Posted by: Sandy Costello - Middleburgh, NY

“To the Atchinson Family,We have no words to express our deep sadness over the loss of Mark. You are all in our prayers during this most sorrowful and...Read More »
30 of 57 | Posted by: The Larsons - Gilboa, NY - Friend

“Mark was in my English class in the fall of 2009 at SUNY Cobleskill--a bright and willing student with whom I enjoyed working! My thoughts are with...Read More »
31 of 57 | Posted by: Paul Lamar - Albany, NY

“Mark was a weight room rat!! It was a true pleasure to have known him. Not sure if you recall Mr. Atchinson & Matt but I ran into the 3 of you at a...Read More »
32 of 57 | Posted by: Shannon Hughes - Schoharie, NY

“I remember Mark from highschool.. He didnt really follow most groups in school which is probably what made him different and special from the rest of...Read More »
33 of 57 | Posted by: Brandon Rock - Enigma, GA

“Still reeling from the news. My son Tim had such a wonderful time hiking in Vermont with Mark last August. My heart goes out to his family. We will...Read More »
34 of 57 | Posted by: Karen Fiero - Middleburgh, NY

“I will never forget him going about 100 MPH on his rocking horse, in the picture window. We all got a kick out of that image. Also, remembering one...Read More »
35 of 57 | Posted by: Diane Cross - Albany, 12205, NY

“It was a pleasure to have known Mark. My heartfelt condolences go to your family. With sincere sympathy, Teresa Norfolk ”
36 of 57 | Posted by: Teresa Norfolk

“You're Here I believe that part of God's perfect plan says that love is never gone. I believe he sends special angels to guide those in need as their...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Sylvia And Philippe Farrell - SC

“Mark, Michelle, Matt and Kaitlyn, I don't know what to say he was a great friend and my favorite memorie of him was when i was last up there and all...Read More »
38 of 57 | Posted by: Candreia Farrell - CAMPOBELLO, SC

“The news of Mark's passing was a shock to us all. We are deeply saddened for your loss; there are no words to express the grief we feel for you and...Read More »
39 of 57 | Posted by: Reynolds Family - East Berne, NY

“I didn't have much in common with mark but we both lved to reaf i remember talking to him about one book or another i will always remember how kind...Read More »
40 of 57 | Posted by: Bonnie Burnette - Dansville, NY

“In the fall of 1995 my mother took me up the bus stairs to go to kindergarten by myself for the first time. I was scared out of my mind but she...Read More »
41 of 57 | Posted by: Ariel Farrell - CAMPOBELLO, SC

“Dear Atchinsons, Words cannot express how very sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Val ”
42 of 57 | Posted by: Val Leith - Middleburgh, NY

“Mark, Michelle, Matt and Kaitlyn, We are so very sorry to hear about Mark. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult...Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Bill, Sue and Isabella Schultz

“Mark, Michele, Matt & Kaitlyn My heart breaks for you. There just aren't words to express how saddened I was to hear of Mark's passing. Please know...Read More »
44 of 57 | Posted by: Rachael Hamm - MIddleburgh, NY

“I don't know where to start... such a wonderful, smart, outgoing, charismatic young man.....but God has called him for a reason. I am so sorry for...Read More »
45 of 57 | Posted by: Marc, Raelyn, Braedon, Riley, Rose and Trevor - NY

“From our family to yours....our deepest sympathy to all of you in your time of sorrow. Our hearts break for you. May your memories of Mark shine...Read More »
46 of 57 | Posted by: The Boyles Family - Schoharie, NY

“My heart aches for all of you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers always. ”
47 of 57 | Posted by: Meredith Malark - Middleburgh, NY

“Mark, Michele, Kaitlyn, and Matt, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. I know there are really no...Read More »
48 of 57 | Posted by: Sarah Beekman - Middleburgh, NY

“He was a great person and will forever be missed!!! ”
49 of 57 | Posted by: Nicole Morrell - Schoharie

“I never really knew you that well Mark. I went to school with you for 7 years though. I knew you were a very smart person, and really enjoyed to read...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: Heather - NY - classmate

“Cant believe it man it feels like just yesterday we were in the weight room working out and then heading to work up at shauls man you will be missed ”
51 of 57 | Posted by: Stephen Bouck - high point, NC

“Mark, Michele, Matthew and Kaitlin, Our hearts, sympathy and condolences go out to you all. We will keep you in our prayers. May God give you...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Linda - Middleburgh, NY

“Mark, Michele, Matt and Kaitlin, our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow. May God...Read More »
53 of 57 | Posted by: Chris, Michele and Nicoletta - NY

“to mark, michelle, matthew, and kaitlyn, I am sorry for the loss of mark. He was one of my brothers very best friends. I saw him not very long...Read More »
54 of 57 | Posted by: sarah houck - middleburgh, NY

“Dear Mr and Mrs Atchinson, and Matt and Kaitlyn, I have no words to express my sorrow for your family and the loss you feel. I offer my prayers,...Read More »
55 of 57 | Posted by: Joel Bramer - Middleburgh, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. His enthusiasm, joie de vivre and infectious sweet nature were priceless and precious. Loved by all his...Read More »
56 of 57 | Posted by: Susan London - Middleburgh, NY

“Michele and Family, I am very sorry for you loss. I will keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time. Torie ”
57 of 57 | Posted by: Torie - New Baltimore, NY, NY


Middleburgh - Mark Sterling Atchinson: Jan 5, 1990 - March 21, 2013.

Mark was taken away from us too soon. Mark passed on to the great sprit of life, March 21, 2013.

Leaving behind Mark, Michele, Matthew and Kaitlyn, a grandfather, many Aunts and Uncles.

Mark was an avid hiker, backpacker, camper, snowshoer, and canoer, and enjoyed trout fishing. Just last week he finished the Cat3500, and last August the ADK46r. Thru hiked the NPT, 2/3LT, 1/2 LP. Always reading.

Mark was a graduate of Middleburgh HS, and was in his forth year at SUNY Cobleskill in the Wildlife program.
Mark was working at Windam and worked summers for ADK-prof-trail-crew and Shauls farm.

Donations to 'ADK Summit Steward Program' 814 Goggins Rd. Lake George, NY 12845

A Celebration of Mark's Spirit will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh with David Houck as celebrant. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home prior to the service on Sat., from 11 AM to 1PM.