Mark Douglas Parker of Antioch was a caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and
friend. He entered Heaven suddenly on February 20th, 2022, at the age of 63.
Mark was born April 18th, 1958 in Montebello, California. He grew up in West Covina,
California. He graduated from Bishop Amat High School in 1976. He met the love of his life and
married Maria on August 2nd, 1986.
Mark was an amazingly friendly and kind person that shared his warm smile with many and was
loved by all. He was blessed with not one but two kidney transplants. He was a runner in the
2002 Olympic torch relay. He was a McGyver of tools, a wonderful husband to Maria, and a
larger-than-life father to his three children, Stephanie, Christopher, and Matthew. Mark enjoyed
spending time with, coloring with, and making his “world famous pancakes” for his
grandchildren, Peyton, Preston, Parker, and Portland.
Mark had many challenges throughout his life that he faced head on with a smile on his face and
a positive disposition. Mark always had a way to find the blessing in every circumstance.
Mark valued his family, his friends, and his faith above all else. He enjoyed many hobbies such
as traveling, biking, and working on his classic British sports car.
Mark is survived by his wife of 35 years, Maria, his daughter, Stephanie Gutierrez, son-in-law,
Benjamin Gutierrez, his sons, Christopher Matthew and Matthew Douglas, and his four
grandchildren, Peyton, Preston, Parker, and Portland. He is preceded in death by his mother,
Maria Carolina, his father, Douglas Bruce, and his twin brother, Michael Bruce.
A celebration of life mass will be held at Most Holy Rosary Church in Antioch on March 18th at
10:30 am. Followed by a committal at Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch. Anyone who knew
Mark or his family will be welcome to join us at the service. Please send any flowers to Most
Holy Rosary Church at 1313 A Street, Antioch, CA 94509.
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