Mark was born January 12, 1933. He lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University. He entered the USAF as a 2nd Lt. He served overseas in the Azores and finished active duty in Tacoma, Washington. He was hired by the Flying Tiger Airline, worked at Midway Airport, and later transferred to Los Angeles Airport. During the next few years Mark earned an MBA from UCLA. He married, had two children, and later divorced.
Mark continued in management positions with various companies in ITT. In 1975 he opened a retail store selling art glass, window coverings, and sun control film. In addition, he advertised in foreign newspapers offering to locate business opportunities for foreign buyers.
He married Judy in 1978. Before moving to the Townehouse they lived at the Oxnard Shores Mobile Home Park for 24 years. During that time, they accumulated eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Judy was born in 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. Judy’s parents were great handball players, so they spent a great deal of time at the beach. Her father’s business was in Chicago, so they moved to Chicago. When Judy’s sister was born with health problems, the family moved to LA. Judy enjoyed high school. She played on the tennis team and helped publish the high school newspaper. She attended UCSB. There she met her first husband. Judy left college to become a full-time mother to their four children. She waited for the opportunity, then went back to college. Judy took six units each semester; it took her five years to gain her master’s degree, but she did it!
Her first employment was teaching at Granada Hills High School and soon became head of the English department. There she taught a creative writing class. She had 167 students on a waiting list to take this class. Judy loved her creative writing class and so did the kids. She retired after 30 years and met her second husband, Mark. They traveled together enjoying life for over 44 years. She said, “Our life is terrific!” Mark and Judy look forward to meeting many new friends at the Ventura Townehouse.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.