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Mark A. Tapia

August 26, 1970 — January 20, 2024

El Paso

Mark A. Tapia, Son, Husband, Dad, “Papa”, Brother, Friend - passed away January 20th, 2024, in Dallas, TX. –  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Rene, their son, Christopher Palani Tapia, as well as his mother, Yolanda Monsisvais, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended members, and life-long friends. Born and raised in El Paso, Mark proudly embodied the characteristics of most El Pasoans:  friendly, welcoming, generous.  Following his graduation from Austin High School, Mark served in the U.S. Navy.  While stationed in Hawaii, Mark met his future bride. He was most proud of his family and his work helping people at the Social Security Administration. Mark was accepting of everyone; he bore no judgement or ill will towards anyone. Even from his hospital bed, Mark was a devoted (sometimes obnoxious) fan of the Dallas Cowboys.  He loved to play golf and softball. One of his greatest pastimes was heckling the Mexican wrestlers at the Lucha Libre. Mark, Nino Mark, Uncle Mark, Compadre – We already miss you and will continue to do so always. You will be front of mind at all family gatherings and anytime Pepe or Chente come on, we will be thinking of you.  If you knew Mark well enough to have a picture of him or with him, please bring a copy to the services for his guestbook so his wife and son can share in those memories forever. Visitation will take place from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with Rosary at 6:00 PM, on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Sunset Funeral Homes- Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral Mass will take place at 12:30 PM on Friday, February 09, 2024 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2709 Alabama. Committal Service will follow at 2:30 PM at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 8, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Funeral Homes - Northeast

4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904

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Rosary

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Sunset Funeral Homes - Northeast

4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904

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Mass

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

2709 Alabama St, El Paso, TX 79930

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Interment

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906

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