Mark was born in Portland, Oregon on April 27, 1962 to the late Joseph and Barbara (Shallow) McCoy and succumbed to cancer on March 11, 2023.
Mark moved with his family to Green Bay after the passing of his father in 1963. Mark grew up in the Southwest area of Green Bay in the John Muir Park area, and attended Kennedy Elementary, Lombardi Junior High and Southwest High School graduating with the class of 1980.
After graduation Mark worked various jobs including a long stint at Midland Plastics and as a furniture mover for Mayflower, until he left Green Bay for Los Angeles in 1986 to work for the local rock band Worlds. Mark’s specialty within the band was lighting, and he enjoyed many years working for the band. During Mark’s residency in Los Angeles he worked for Gil Turners, a World Famous Liquor Store, located on the Sunset Strip. Mark also experienced the NorthRidge Earthquake of 1994.
Mark briefly moved back to Green Bay in late 1994, but left for Chicago in early 1996. Mark eventually went to work for the Washburn Company to build and repair guitars for clients such as Paul Stanley (KISS), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), and Sammy Hagar. Working with guitars was a major passion of Mark’s and he was very good at what he did.
Other passions of Mark’s include playing guitars, reading, being in nature, and being a music fan of many different genres ranging from classical to rock. Among Mark’s favorite bands were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Judas Priest and KISS. Mark also loved his pet cats, his Camero and MG Sports Car, and also participated in Tae Kwon Do where he won numerous awards. He also loved a good fish fry and a hamburger at Joe Rouer’s.
Mark was preceded in death by his mother and father and step-father Oscar Flagstad Jr.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, two nieces and 4 grandnieces and 1 grandnephew and many close and dear friends who supported him till the end. Mark will be remembered by his family and friends as a gentle and quiet man.