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Blackrock man who died in Texas to be laid to rest on Wednesday

Blackrock man who died in Texas to be laid to rest on Wednesday

The Funeral Mass of Blackrock man Mark Sands, who passed away on Saturday February 2nd following a road accident America will take place this Wednesday.

The 21-year-old former Dundalk Grammar School student died in Austin, Texas after he was struck by a car while riding an electric scooter.

He will be reposing at his home on the Seafield Road on Tuesday from 3pm until 8pm. A Liturgical Celebration of Mark’s life will take place on Wednesday in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, at 11am, followed by private cremation on Thursday.

Mark is survived by his heartbroken parents Paddy and Ruth, sisters Laura and Aoife, grandparents Richard and Joan Martin, aunts Mary, Annemarie, Elaine, and Lisa, uncle Richard, uncles-in-law Carl and Paul, aunt-in-law Catherine, cousins, and Laura’s partner, Andy. Mark will be missed and treasured also by his many friends in Iron Spikes, UCD and Blackrock.

A GoFundMe page was set up to pay for Mark’s medical expenses with the target of $35,000 surpassed over the weekend. You can still contribute here.

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