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Mark Alan Tagtmeyer
May 29, 1967 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Mark Tagtmeyer passed away on 9/13/23. Born 5/29/67 to Gary and Winifred Tagtmeyer at USArmy Hospital, Camp Zama in Kanazawa-Ken prefecture, Japan. During his childhood, his family moved often, finally settling in Vienna, Virginia. Mark attended the University of Virginia, earning a Master of Computer Sciences. He was a proud Wahoo, playing trumpet in the pep band. Highlights included solos on the field and attending bowl games.
Mark worked for Seer Technologies for 25 years and was a client favorite. He was requested for assignments as far away as Australia, Israel, Europe, China, and South America. He was a popular staff teacher in Chennai, India.
Technology advancements allowed Mark to live anywhere. His favorite place in the world was Myrtle Beach, where he settled over 30 years ago. He loved his home on the lake, feeding the turtles and fish, watching wildlife from his window, and walking along the beach. He volunteered in local elementary schools.
Mark gave his life to the Lord and was a member of St. Phillip Lutheran Church. He loved to sing hymns and attend bible studies.
Mark was the beloved “Uncle” of his six nephews and nieces. It was a special treat to visit him in Myrtle Beach. Mark spent many hours (and tokens) taking them to water parks, arcades, the beach, playing video games, and an infamous trip to Brookgreen Gardens. A special treat was Captain Benjamin’s, where they were able to chose anything to eat and spent hours cracking crab legs with “Uncle”.
A man of diverse interests, Mark was a storyteller and stand-up comedian, often using his travel adventures for material. He grew up riding his horses, Scout and Apollo. His favorite tv shows were “Let’s Make a Deal” and “Price is Right”. He enjoyed nature and history documentaries. Playing the trumpet brought an appreciation for classical music and jazz.
The only life goal Mark was unable to fulfill was to visit all seven continents. He made it to six and attempted to visit Antarctica, but weather conditions prohibited landing. Mark traveled so much, he needed new passports after filling all his visa pages.
Mark leaves behind his parents, Gary and Winifred Tagtmeyer of Southport, NC, his sister, Tamara Williams (Gerard) of Richmond, VA, and brother Thomas Tagtmeyer (Ann) of North Myrtle Beach. His niece, Keeley Tagtmeyer-Liotard, and nephews Matthew, Riley, Taylor, Miles, and Elian. His fiancé, Alesa Pelote, and dog, The Big Kahuna, will miss him dearly.
The family will greet friends Monday, September 18, 2023 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, September 18, 2023 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Lee presiding. Burial will follow the service at Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach, SC.