Mark Allen Chase passed away on November, 28th 2021, at his home in Newport, Oregon, after a long and courageous battle with Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) cancer.
Mark was born on June, 8th 1951, in Bellflower, California to his parents Ted and Shirley Chase. Growing up Mark enjoyed a love of the outdoors that included surfing and sport fishing. At a young age, Mark joined the Marine Corps and would serve in Vietnam where he earned a purple heart.
He carried his patriotism and pride as a veteran with all he accomplished.
After his service, His love of the ocean brought him to his 50 yr career as commercial fishermen and his home to Newport, Oregon. He owned and operated the fishing vessel Norma M out of Newport and raised his four children to be avid fishermen as well. Mark was also a proud mentor in the recovery community, an integral part of helping others be successful in sobriety. Mark was always a teacher as a father and a grandfather, his love and guidance will be missed by all of his loved ones and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Thomas K. Chase and his former wife Jennifer Reilly. He is survived and will be missed by his sister Joan Resnikoff of California. Four children Ryan Wyckoff of California; Cody Chase and his partner Cari of Newport; Maria Reilly-Chase of Newport and Joseph Reilly-Chase of California. His five grandchildren Noah, Thomas, Ella, Sailor and Hazel. Also his longtime partner, Lisa Buckingham of Newport and his two loving and loyal dogs Sally Ann and Norman Allen.
He was loved and will never be forgotten. Semper Fi, Mark
Services will be announced and held this spring at the Newport Fishermen’s Memorial. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Newport Fishermen’s Wives.