Mark Richard McNabb, 35, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. He grew up in Puyallup, Washington, and graduated from Sumner High School in 2003. He joined the U.S Navy in 2006 and married his wife, Tanya, in 2007 in Groton, Connecticut.
He lived in Connecticut, Washington, Hawaii, Kentucky and Virginia. His military service was very important to him, and he was determined to be the best at whatever job he was given. ET – SSN Radio Frequency (RT) Equipment Operator, eight years and 10 months; ET – Trident I/II Radio Frequency (RT) Equipment Operator, eight years and nine months; ET – Common Submarine Radio Room CSRR Maintenance Tech, six years and 10 months;
ET – SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team Technician, five years.
His military decorations, medals, badges, citation and campaign ribbons and awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Letter of Commendation – Flag, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (5), Navy Good Conduct Medal (3), Navy “E” Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Enlisted Submarine Warfare Specialist Breast Insignia and Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Breast Insignia.
After his service in the Navy, Mark started school to get his nursing degree.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Tanya; daughter, Gabrielle, 9; son, Theodore, 6; parents, Jay and Karen; sister, Jaycee; and nephews, Jordan and Gavin.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, please send your love and support directly to Tanya McNabb.
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