Mitchell “Mitch” Markman (72) of Broad Brook, CT and formerly of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully in his loving home with his best friend by his side. It is with great sadness that he lost his battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Mitch was born May 9, 1950, in Springfield, MA, the son of the late Alfred Markman and Sandra (Magaziner) Markman. He is survived by his beloved daughter Megan (Markman) Bailey of Corvallis, OR and her mother and his best friend of 24 years, Lynn (Mikula) Bailey of Broad Brook, CT; a brother, David Markman and his wife, Dawn Shaw of Vernon, CT; a sister, Susan Markman and her husband, Jose Tolson of NY; and 2 nephews and 1 niece.
Mitch was a proud Veteran of the U. S. Army and served in the Vietnam War in which he earned several medals including the Bronze Star Medal. Mitch did not easily share his experiences in the service; yet, he was proud of his service.
Mitch graduated with his JD from The University of Southern California - Law School in 1981. He was a dynamic student whose intelligence and life experiences added greatly to discussion and debate both in class and with his friends. He practiced corporate law for many years in Southern California where he where he was highly regarded as an attorney by his colleagues and his clients. During this time, he made strong friendships that lasted his lifetime.
Mitch loved to play golf and tennis, and he collected all types of Swiss Army Knives. His favorite past time was fishing (regardless of salt or fresh water) and watching basketball.
Mitch was very competitive and intelligent. He owned several successful businesses while living in California, he owned real estate with a close friend in South Dakota, and he was a top salesperson for many years at Electrolux in CT. For over a decade, he was an outside salesperson at his last position at Comcast in Berlin, CT.
Mitch was a memorable character. After conversations or encounters with him, his friends liked to say, “That’s Mitch being Mitch!” Mitch left a lifetime of memories for those who knew him, and those memories truly enriched our lives.
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 985 Main St, Agawam, MA on Friday, October 15th from 4 p.m. thru 6 p.m. - All are welcome.
A Memorial will be on Monday, October 18th at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery 1390 Main St, Agawam, MA.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Mitch Markman’s name to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or Parkinson.org.