Marc Allen Rhea
05/03/51 - 01/06/11
Published in Bellingham Herald on January 12, 2011
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
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.