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Mark E. Van Overloop
August 15, 1951 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Mark E. Van Overloop of Park Ridge passed away on September 19th, 2023 at the age of 72, after enduring a brief illness. Mark was raised by his beloved parents (predeceased) Gloria and Ed. Mark grew up in Park Ridge, graduated PRHS in 1969, while attending and graduating Fordham University in 1973. Mark owned and operated a health food store, Nature's Market Place, with his mother Gloria, first in Hawthorne then in Ridgewood, NJ in the 1970's-1980's. Mark was an avid lover of the game of baseball. He was passionate about all aspects of the game, especially statistical analysis. Mark was a published writer in several accredited baseball journals, a member of the Society of Baseball Researchers (SABR), and the proud author of his published book - "Baseball's Greatest Total Hitters". Mark demonstrated his love for the game by founding, managing, and playing in "A League Of Our Own" for 25 seasons in Northern NJ as well as his annual tournament in Cooperstown, NY, which is still active to date. Amongst his multitude of playing achievements, reaching the goal of 400 games won pitching, was his proudest.
Mark also cherished coaching and watching his children and grandchildren play ball. He is survived by his brother Chris, his sister Lori, son Timothy, daughter Amy, and three grandsons, Brooks, Henry and John. Also so important, his great friend, Uncle Don.
A memorial service will be celebrated at the Montvale Evangelical Free Church, 141 West Grand Ave, Montvale, NJ on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 at 2PM.