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Mark Sexton DS48 (1930-2019)

Mark Sexton, 88, of Williamsburg, VA died on May 17, 2019 at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg. Mark was born in New York City on November 20, 1930. He attended Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, NY, as well as Deep Springs and Haverford Colleges. In 1957 he married Marie McCarthy and together they had three sons, Mark, Adam, and James. Mark worked first as a reporter, for the New Bedford (MA) Standard Times and the United Press International. He spent most of his career in academic book publishing, at Cornell University Press, Random House, and ultimately as Director of Marketing in the U.S. and Canada for Cambridge University Press. Starting in 1966, Mark lived for nearly three decades in Pelham, where he volunteered on behalf of the Democratic Party and was elected to the Board of Education. In 1994 he and Marie retired to Williamsburg. There he devoted his time to a variety of progressive causes. Mark enjoyed playing doubles tennis and following current events. He was fascinated by language and was known for walking when- and wherever he could. He is survived by his wife and sons; two grandchildren; and his sister, Winifred West.