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Mark Richard Kieszek

July 5, 1953 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 66)

Mark Richard Kieszek, age 66, of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away on September 24, 2019 after a brief illness.

Mark was born in San Antonio, TX on July 5, 1953 to Joe and Kay Kieszek. He graduated from the University of Florida and worked locally as a building contractor for Kinetic Builders.

Mark is survived by his wife of 44 years, Claudia Kieszek, and by his children Amanda Ramsey (Jason), Wes Kieszek (Nicole), and Karina Parker (Blake). Survivors also include 6 grandchildren: Lillie, Skye, Gwen, Reese, Waylon, and Penny, his brothers Joey, Steve, Larry, Paul, David, and their wives, as well as a much loved extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and by his brother James Kieszek.

Mark was an avid photographer, a self taught left-handed guitar player and a lifelong Florida Gators fan, as well as a devoted husband and father.

Visitation will be at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 with a memorial service to follow at 4:00 PM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Emerald Coast Cancer Center for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.