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Obituary: ZENGER, MARK

Published: Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 4:05 a.m. MST

Mark Robison ZengerMarch 25, 1956 ~ April 11, 2012Mark Robison Zenger, 56, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle passed away in Salt Lake City, UT on April 11, 2012 surrounded by his family.Mark was born in Los Angeles, California on March 25, 1956 and grew up in Palo Alto, California. He married his best friend, Jennifer Linford on February 24, 1990. They shared a great love of travel, family and medicine. From an early age, Mark wanted to become a physician. His dream was realized when he graduated from the Medical University of Southern Carolina in 1984. After medical school, Mark completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia University (New Jersey program) and fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at University of California, Irvine. He then worked at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD and followed this with a position at San Jose Medical Group in San Jose, California. In 1999, he relocated to Salt Lake City and has been employed by Intermountain Healthcare. Mark truly loved his job, patients and staff. He was acclaimed for his caring bedside manner, attentiveness to patients, and excellent diagnostic skills. Mark took great joy in his two accomplished and fun-loving children, Brian & Liza, and he loved spending every spare minute with them. Their family adventures included skiing, swimming, soccer games, and travel to exotic destinations. Mark also loved music. He was accomplished musician and had a lovely baritone voice, which he shared graciously in many performances. Mark was active in the LDS church served as the Sacrament Meeting and Primary chorister for 15 years as well as numerous teaching and leadership positions. Mark enjoyed learning about people and hearing their stories. Mark's thoughtful generosity and caring heart touched lives of so many. Above all, Mark loved his family and the time he spent with them. Mark is survived by his wife, Jennifer Linford and two children, Brian & Liza Zenger. He is also survived by his parents: Jack Zenger (Holly) of Midway, UT and Jenee Wallace, (J. Clifford) of La Jolla, CA. The oldest of six siblings he is survived by : Robin (Rich) Baker of Boston, MA , Todd ( Shawn) of St. Louis, MO, Blake (Diane) of Boston, MA, Mitch (Kelly) of Palo Alto, CA, and Drew (Sondra) of Palo Alto, CA, as well as his step-siblings, Roger Malmrose (Judy) of Pleasanton, CA, Kirk Malmrose(Audrey) of La Crescenta, CA, Lori Carmack of Heber, UT, and Mike Malmrose (Jani) of Heber, UT in addition to many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at the LDS chapel at 4176 South Adonis Drive (3950 East), Salt Lake City on Monday, April 16 at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral at the church from 9:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund (LDS Church) or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org). The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. William Nibley, Dr. Peter Crossno and the caring staff of IMC's Respiratory ICU.