Mark Eric Bratz, 65, of Springfield, went home to be with our Savior on May 12, 2022 after complications from a difficult illness.
Mark was a gentle spirit who always enjoyed meeting new people and treating them as longtime friends. Mark enjoyed back-in-the-day music, singing, following Philly sports as well as the Denver Broncos. A lifelong weather-buff, Mark also enjoyed interacting with meteorologists and fellow weather-buffs online, trading extreme weather updates and stories of storms from the past. But Mark’s highest enjoyment and love was for dogs, especially his beloved German Shorthaired Pointers: Hershey, Heidi and Ochi. As an avid GSP lover, Mark enjoyed an extensive fellowship of Facebook friends who shared a mutual passion for GSP’s. Above and beyond these small snippets of Mark’s interests and passions, the overriding memory of Mark is that all those who happened to meet Mark along life’s journey, always walked away feeling that they had just gained a good friend.
We thank God for having shared Mark’s life all these years, and even though he will be sorely missed by his mother, Dolores (“Dee”), brothers Keith (Wendy) and Douglas, niece Jenna (Rob), nephew Jeffrey (Jessica), and 4 great-nieces and nephews (Kaitlin, Jack, Gus, Nora)…we all know that, by God’s amazing grace through Christ, we will be together again.
A memorial service will be held for Mark on Friday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lynbrooke and Bennett Rds., Springfield, PA 19064.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801.