Mark Hayden Dangle, 63, of University Park, Md., died on March 28, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathleen, and three sons, Matthew, of Huntsville, Ala., Nathan, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Hayden of the home; a brother, Eric Dangle (Johnna) of Knoxville, Tenn.; aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kurt Dangle, and parents, Ellen (nee Lancashire) and Eugene E. Dangle. As a child, he lived in Oberlin, Ohio where he forged close relationships with his mother’s extended family. The majority of his life was spent in the College Park, Md. area.
Mark was a graphic designer who owned his own firm, Dangle Design Inc., for the past 17 years and worked for various corporations and design firms. Mark was particularly skilled at illustration, corporate branding, brand development, logo design, packaging, advertising, marketing strategy, and creative direction. His work has been recognized and exhibited by many professional organizations.
Mark received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and studied architecture at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He graduated from Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park, Md.
Throughout the course of his life, Mark was many things: beloved husband, devoted son, talented artist, joyful musician (jazz clarinet), avid aviator, and dedicated Marine Corps officer. He was friendly, industrious, and engaging with a great sense of humor. Above all, Mark was a loving, committed, and deeply proud father of his three sons. He was an active participant in their lives and the communities surrounding him, and was a frequent volunteer for school and community activities, never shying away from lending a helping hand.
The family plans to hold a memorial service once travel is again possible so that family and friends can be together in the celebration of his life.