Moses Cingarkaq Mark

March 6, 1934 – December 29, 2017

Moses Cingarkaq Mark was born on March 6, 1934 in Bethel Alaska to John and Louisa Mark. Moses was called home on December 29, 2017.

Cingarkaq had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Brothers Christopher Mark (deceased), Dan Mark (deceased), Nick Mark, and David Mark (deceased), Sisters Dora Okey (deceased) and Lydia Pleasant (deceased).

Lucy Nangyun Jones and Moses joined together in marriage in the early 1970’s and together raised 3 daughters, Mary A. Oldfriend, Anna Louisa Mark and Dora Ella Mark. The Mark family resided in Quinhagak, Alaska.

Moses Cingarkaq Mark joined the Alaska National Guard and served his country then he was honorably discharged. He was a commercial fisherman, and an avid outdoorsman. These traits were passed on to his daughters. He raised his family with care.

Cingarkaq is proceeded in death by his parents: John and Louisa Mark, his brothers: Christopher, Dan and David Mark, his sisters: Dora Okey and Lydia Pleasant.

He is survived by his brother Nick Mark and his daughters Mary, Anna, and Dora. All of Quinhagak, Alaska.

Quyana Agayun qilagmetellria cakneq for allowing us to grow and spend time with our Dad, Grandpa, brother, our iluq, uicung, uncle, and our neighbor.

Thank you to everyone who took time to help our dad while he was at the Assisted Living home in Anchorage Alaska, along with his caretaker Daniel and his guardian Tim Horton.

We can’t thank you enough Katherine and Sonita Cleveland and also to Lou and Brian Tatlow of Palmer. Quyana cakneq for everything. To the organizations that helped: Qanirtuuq Inc., Coastal Villages Region Fund and Native Village of Kwinhagak – thank you. Cali quyavikluku Mr. Willie G. Pleasant for leading and for inviting people to come sing beautiful, comforting songs. You gave us comfort and peace when we needed it the most. To Louie Johnson, Quyana for your help on the obituary.

To Grace Tangaasaar Friendly, words cannot express how you gave us strength, comfort and most of all, for your help. We also would extend our gratitude to people that helped do dishes, cook food & clean.

To all the people that helped the Mark’s family: May God bless you with joy, comfort and strength for all the help you all did for the Mark’s family. “Quyana Cakneq” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


We thank you for everything you have taught us from the time we were little for everything that we know today. Dad, we thank you for taking us just about anywhere and everywhere you went. Quyana Cakneq for everything you have done dad! You are our true hero. We love you dad, we will always love you. You will be greatly missed by your loving and caring daughters. May God take you on a wondrous journey home.

Your loving daughters…Mary, Anna & Dora