August 26, 1969 ~ February 1, 2009
Born in: Grosse Pointe, MI,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Mark David Van Lokeren, 39, of Asheville, NC, died on Sunday, February 1, 2009. Born on August 26, 1969 in Grosse Pointe, MI, Mark was a son of Ronnie Biondo and David L. Van Lokeren. Mark was a 1987 graduate of Delaware Valley High School and received his BA from Kutztown University, and MA in Education from East Stroudsburg University. Mark helped found and grow Build It Naturally, Asheville, NC. In addition to his parents, Mark leaves his daughter, Elizah, and partner, Anna Booraem; brothers, Matthew (Ana Paula), Dominic, Tommy (Soledad), Paul, Michael, David, and Lionel; sisters, Amy (Keith), and Ruth; extended family, Kim (Michael) Lisa (Michael) and Joey (Sari); many nieces, nephews, and dear friends, Jeremy French and Breah Parker. To honor Mark's memory, donations may be made to: Trust for Elizah Van Lokeren, 1524 New Stock Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787, or to Firefly Field: A Playground for Kids of All Abilities, Biondo Investment Advisors, P.O. Box 909, Milford, PA 18337. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting Mark's family.