A Tribute To Mark Crompton

 

Mark Crompton met his wife, Diane, in Chapel Hill, NC, over twenty years ago doing something they both loved; tennis. They enjoyed an active life together during their time in Atlanta, GA, where Mark was a Senior Treasury Analyst for Southern Company. Mark was smart beyond measure and humble to a fault. He had a passion for finance and, being a natural athlete, all things sport related.

Mark and Diane got special enjoyment partnering together in heated tennis matches against Diane’s sister and her husband over the years, traveling back and forth to Chapel Hill. During their marriage, Mark and Diane spent a lot of time on the tennis court, hiking, dining, and drinking with friends, golfing, and had the benefit of traveling to Germany, Italy, and the UK before Mark became sick with PSP.

Mark and Diane returned to Chapel Hill in 2016 to be closer to several teaching hospitals and Diane’s family. They were fortunate to rekindle relationships with old friends and enjoyed the generosity of new friends during this challenging journey.

Mark’s family would like to thank all of his caregivers, especially Pastor Sibrian from Homewatch Caregivers. Pastor cared for Mark from the beginning of his starting caregiver support. Pastor’s unwavering commitment to Mark’s care, his loyalty, empathy, professionalism, and generosity of spirit made all the difference in Mark finishing his life with love and unmatched support.

We would also like to thank other caregivers including Veronica, Raquel, and the staff at Charles House, Adult Day Care Center in Chapel Hill. In addition, the entire hospice staff from Transitions LifeCare provided seamless support during Mark’s end of life with thorough responsiveness to his needs and an empathetic, compassionate approach to care.

Mark was a caring and devoted son to his parents, Rita and Jack, and a supportive and loving brother to Jim and Cathleen. Special memories from growing up include watching and cheering for Mark as he excelled on the football field and basketball court. Uncle Mark will be remembered as active and fun-loving by his nieces and nephews, and as godfather to his great-nephew.

While Mark will be remembered for a multitude of reasons, it was his innate ability to bring joy and laughter to those around him, in any situation, that set him apart. His strength and perseverance shone through regardless of the circumstances. The impact he has left on his family will be felt through generations of Cromptons that will strive to follow his lead.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to CurePSP through the Mark Crompton Tribute Fund, to support research into PSP and other prime of life brain diseases.