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Mark Durrant Stage Dedication

  • August 30, 2017

Join us at 7:45 pm on September 9th for a special memorial dedication of the Maplewood stage to the memory of Mark Durrant.

Mark Durrant

Mark Oliver Durrant… was born June 1, 1957, in Lynchburg, VA.

He married Leslie Van Oort on April 16, 1983.

Mark was a dedicated, caring pharmacist and podiatrist.

He graduated from Ohio State University with his Bachelor of

Science degree in 1981. He practiced pharmacy at the Wade Park

VA Medical Center, in Cleveland, for several years. Desiring to

further his education, he enrolled in the Ohio College of Podiatric

Medicine, graduating as valedictorian in 1987. He completed a

two year podiatric surgical residency in 1989 at Doctor’s Hospital

in Denver, Colorado.

He entered into private practice for several years, later moving

to Cadillac, Mich., to provide podiatric care to nursing home

residents of northern Michigan. He especially enjoyed providing

care to geriatric patients. At the time of his death, Mark was

employed as s clinical pharmacist at Truman Memorial Veterans’

Hospital in Columbia.

Mark loved the theatre and was an active thespian. He was active

with the Footlighters Community Theatre of Michigan. After

moving to Columbia, he became active with the Maplewood Barn

Community Theatre. He actived in eight shows at the Barn over

the span of five seasons, culminating with his portrayal of

Dr. Sanderson in “Harvey”.

He was an active member of Midway Locust Grove United

Methodist Church, where he directed and acted in the

“Last Living Supper”, a Holy Week drama. He also sang in

the church choir.

Mark was a volunteer at the D&D Farms Wildlife Rescue,

accompanying his daughter, Rachel, in helping to care for

exotic animals. Mark loved animals, including his three

dogs and cat. During his limited spare time, Mark also

enjoyed golfing, gourmet cooking, travel and cheering on

his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mark was a loving husband, a much-loved son, father,

brother, co-worker, and friend to many.