In Memorium: Mark Antell, 1946-2023
Farewell to Mark Antell (1946–2023)
by Suzanne Sundburg, ACCF Revenues & Expenditures Committee POC
The Arlington County Civic Federation extend our condolences to the family of long-time ACCF member Mark Antell who passed away suddenly on March 29. His online obituary is published here.
Mark served for many years as president of the North Rosslyn Civic Association. A former chair of the Arlington County Civic Federation’s Executive Committee, Mark also served as ACCF’s vice-president in 2010 and was awarded the ACCF’s Certificate of Appreciation for his commitment to community service.
All are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, May 13, at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 North Fillmore Street, where friends and family will gather to visit and share stories about Mark.
The family will receive guests starting at 9:30 am. The memorial is set to begin at 10:00 am, with a luncheon to follow. You may stop by at any point before 1:30 pm; no RSVP is necessary.
For those unable to join in person, you may view the memorial remotely via livestream:
Meeting ID: 940 9440 5318
(Note that the passcode is the date of the memorial)
For those who may not know, Mark was a 2009 candidate for the 48th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. A tireless advocate of open space in the Rosslyn community and countywide, Mark worked with others to launch the Save Wilson School campaign. This campaign produced a seminal advocacy video that championed the preservation of Arlington’s history as well as the green space on the Wilson School site, one of the few places in Rosslyn where children could play outside.
Also a long-time Arlington Green Party member, Mark was a dedicated environmentalist who supported affordable housing, environmentally sensitive development and racial justice, among other things. His was a life well lived, and he will be missed.