Mark Osborn Merchant, age 65, of Glen Arm, Maryland passed to eternal rest on January 29th, 2021.  Born on April 1, 1955 in Baltimore, MD, Mark was the son of the late Paul O. & Dorothy N. Merchant (Nee Taulton).  Much beloved, Mark is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Sharon & Roger Karsk, Cockeysville, MD; brother and sister-in-law Paul T. & Sandra Merchant, Pylesville, MD; sister Dawn Capino of Knoxville, MD; and sister and brother-in-law Lisa & Ed Painter of Fincastle, VA; plus nieces Alexandra & Stephanie Newcomer, York, PA; Melanie Bindon, Denver CO; Crystal Rawlings, Middletown MD; Amanda Merchant, Belair MD; and nephews Paul A. Merchant, Pikesville MD and Dalton Stewart, Middletown, MD.  Mark was a 1973 graduate of Overlea Sr. High School in Baltimore.  After a brief stint in the US Navy, he went to work in the oil fields of Texas until finally returning home to Baltimore.  Mark made a career as a machinist and worked many years for Acadia Windows and Doors, Baltimore, MD, retiring in 2019.  An avid cook, and to everyone’s delight, Mark loved to whip up special dishes to share with family and friends alike. He loved his cats and as well as herb gardening.  Our dear brother will be deeply missed by all.  A service of remembrance with be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s name to the American Heart Association, 217 E Redwood Street, Unit 1100, Baltimore, MD 21202.  Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com.  Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050 (410) 893-7575.

Jim Castle
Staff Writer Jim Castle