Mark Christopher Alcock passed away suddenly in North Carolina in the early evening of July 26th while playing in a USTA tennis match with his wife Kathleen.
Mark was born June 29th, 1963 in Surrey, England, the third of five children to Derek (deceased) and Carmel Edsall Alcock. In school, Mark focused his studies on Construction Management and eventually ran his own firm in England specializing in Listed Home and Building renovations. While visiting family in New York City in 2011, Mark met Kathleen Murphy at a restaurant in Carnegie Hill hours before a flight back to the UK. Mark told Kathleen he would like to return and take her to dinner. She said "Yes" and they were married April 26, 2013. Mark and Kathleen settled in New York City until 2015 when they moved to Garden City, New York.
In February 2023, the couple relocated to Southport, North Carolina with plans to build a new home for their retirement in St James Plantation. Mark was the consummate British gentleman. He had a cheeky sense of humor and was engaging in a warm and unassuming way. He especially loved golf and the friends he made at Colonial Springs in Farmingdale, NY and St James, NC. He was a fabulous cook and enjoyed tennis and reading and an occasional nap.
Mark is survived by his wife, Kathleen Murphy Alcock, his mother Carmel Alcock of Sutton, England, siblings John (Jane) Alcock of Norfork, England, Jane (John) Kelly of Rodmell, England, Carol (Billy) Alcock Holmes of Reigate, England, Helen (Neil) Watson of Mauritius. Mark is also survived by his cherished stepson, William Simpson of West Sussex, England. He was a fun brother-in-law to Elizabeth (Dan) Cooke, Helen Marie Sweeney, Kristin (Jon) Murphy Hubschman and Jeanine (Jim - deceased) Murphy. He also leaves behind 17 nieces and nephews both in the US and the UK.
A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, August 23rd at 11am at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Garden City, New York
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