He attended Bayside High School, where he participated in publications, student government, and band.
At Princeton he concentrated in Middle Eastern studies at the Woodrow Wilson School. He joined Dial Lodge, managed crew, and was active in the marching and concert bands and the Pre-Law Society. In 1957 he married Ruth Edelman.
Mark served in the Navy for six years. He served in the Navy Reserves for 22 years, retiring as a captain.
He began his post-Navy career in the energy industry, first in the business of mining and selling coal and eventually founding Maran Coal, an international energy company, conducting business around the world until his retirement in 2012.
A member of the Friars Club, Mark also served as vice president of Rodeph Sholom and as trustee on the temple’s board of directors for many years.
In addition to his devotion to his family, he also deeply loved his Mets, a long and winding joke, and a good cigar.
Mark is survived by his wife of 42 years, Angel; his children, Rebecca, Jennifer, Margaret, Sasha, Max, and Sophie; and grandchildren, Katy, Phoebe, Jacob, Cora, and Avra.