April 4, 1968 – July 5, 2017
Mark Robert Barrett (49) of Leesburg, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Mark was born on April 4, 1968 in Washington, DC, the second of three sons of James Robert (Bob) Barrett and Page McDonald Barrett. Mark was a compassionate and caring husband to his beloved wife, Christine O’Toole Barrett who preceded him in death. He is survived by their twin sons, Robert Stephen Barrett and Ryan Mark Barrett, his parents, Bob and Page Barrett and two brothers, James Lee Barrett of Roswell, Georgia and Brett McDonald Barrett of Sterling, Virginia and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mark attended Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Virginia graduating in 1986. He was a member of the basketball and tennis teams, and earned the Most Valuable Player honor on the tennis team in 1985. Mark graduated from Radford University, Radford, Virginia in 1991 and he was an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Mark began work as assistant store manager at Waxie Maxie. After which he worked in the banking business, first with Central Fidelity Bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer and Assistant Area Manager. He joined Chevy Chase Bank as an Underwriter and Manager, and later as Service Manager for the Auto Loan Division. Mark earned his Webmaster Certification in 1999 and became Webmaster for Lockheed Martin. In 2013, Mark became the Project Manager for Exeter Government Services. In 2016 he was assigned as the Deputy Project Manager and Chief Liaison to President Barack Obama’s “Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity”.
Mark was very active in youth sports, managing and coaching in Central Loudoun Little League, Central Loudoun Basketball League, travel baseball and travel basketball. He also was the assistant coach for the Smarts Mill Middle School basketball team for 2012 and 2013.
Mark’s greatest achievement is the ongoing life and legacy of his two sons, Robert and Ryan. Mark was a devoted and dedicated father to his boys, ensuring a solid foundation of values, respect and love.
Family and friends may gather to honor his memory on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, Virginia.
Funeral service will be at St. James’ Episcopal Church at 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg, Virginia on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 am. Internment following will be at Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery, Charles Town Pike (Route 9), Hillsboro, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 750 South, Washington, DC 20036 or St. James’ Episcopal Church at 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 or to Central Loudoun Little League, P.O. Box 452, Leesburg, Virginia 20177 or to Loudoun Hunger Relief, 750 Miller Drive SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175. www.colonialfuneralhome.com