The Obit For Marc Rhea

Marc Allen Rhea
05/03/51 - 01/06/11

Published in Bellingham Herald on January 12, 2011

Marc passed away Jan. 6, 2011 at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, AZ with his brothers and long time companion at his side. Marc was born in Bellingham, WA to Patricia (Stamm) and Gerald Rhea, Sr.

He graduated from Sehome High School in 1969 where he was All-State in football & baseball. After graduation, he attended the University of Arizona on a football scholarship.

He also attended Grand Junction Jr. College before signing a Professional Baseball contract with the San Diego Padres.

He played in the minor leagues for 9 years and spent the last 25 years as a Commercial Real Estate Agent with Windemere Realty.

Marc was an avid sports fan and loved to fish, hunt, play handball & golf. Some of his happiest times were spent at the family cabin in Moses Lake with family, friends & his Chocolate Labs.

Marc was a beautiful human being with his father's gift of gab and an outgoing personality which made him many friends throughout the world.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart & long time companion, Jana Heidingsfelder; his brothers Gerry (Linda) and Bill (Mary); his sister Dottie (Lee) as well as 4 Aunts, 3 Nieces, 4 Nephews, numerous cousins and friends.

A private interment will be at Greenacres Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Bellingham at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Whatcom County.