of Chelsea, Michigan age 70, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home in Chelsea. He was born May 9, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Raymond & June (Mayer) Rojek.

Mark attended Kent State University and graduated from Eastern Michigan University. He had an incredible amount of nutritional knowledge, and used it to try to help people achieve their best health. Mark loved music, and enjoyed playing the guitar. He had a vast array of voice impressions and he always loved to make people laugh with jokes, impressions and anything comedic. His laugh was contagious and enjoyed by many. He was a loving father and brother.

Survivors include two sons, Tenzin Rojek, Phoenix Rojek; a daughter, Arielle Rojek; a sister, Elizabeth Smith; a brother Matthew (Betty) Rojek; a sister-in-law, Sue Rojek; his fiancee, Lucia Miller; his aunt, Karen (Dick) Clements; four nieces & nephews, Justin, Adam, James, & Martha; as well as a grand-niece and 4 grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul.

There will be a private service for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan at www.epilepsymichigan.org. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

 


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#11 Aurora Seneris 2021-08-10 23:05
I am shocked and deeply saddened by Mark's passing. I sent him an email today and when he didn't respond, I knew something was wrong. I will greatly miss him and his kindness. Mark was a wealth of knowledge when it came to his work on nutrition. I know that he loved his kids dearly. Will miss him severely, but know I will meet him by the river one day. God bless and will be praying for his family.
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#10 Karen Ingersoll 2021-08-05 00:30
I didn’t know Mark well, I met him at Fresh Thyme where I was shopping with my special needs daughter, Miya. He reached out to us and had such compassion for her. He was helping us with testing and supplements and generously not charging for his time. When I met him for testing he was there with a hug for me when he heard of the hardships I was going through. I’m very saddened to learn why I was unable to reach him, and sorry I didn’t get to know him better and never got to meet his son. I pray for God’s comfort and peace for his family.
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#9 Linda Keen 2021-08-01 18:40
I am so sad to hear of Mark's passing. I was just getting to know him. After having to cut short an already lengthy conversation outside of a health food store recently, I was looking forward to continuing it with him, but never will now. It was nice to read about Mark through everyone else who posted here; my prayers go out to all of you.
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#8 Olivia Cook 2021-07-20 10:45
I am so incredibly saddened to hear the news of Mark's passing. He was not only a mentor of mine, but a true friend. He took me under his wing, when I first took my new job, and he was the first customer that I had the pleasure to meet with. Our meetings always consisted of laughs, talking about drama, and sharing some spinach pie together. He will be truly missed. I am praying for him and his family. I have countless messages from him on my phone, doing voice impersonations and I will cherish them forever.
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#7 Carol Benedict 2021-07-19 16:49
Mark's family, Tenzin, and Phoenix, my condolences for your loss. Mark was a colleague on and off for more than 20 years and I appreciated his light heartedness as well as his sincerity about the important things in life. I have great memories of him with either Tenzin or Phoenix in my office playfully bantering with each other. They would impersonate their favorite voice from karate kid, "young grasshopper" after each sentence spoken and then end with "shoot me with your ray gun" after a noted carton character that left them in fits of laughter. I hope you all can hold dear those belly laughter sounds when you remember his delight in being a devoted father, friend, and colleague. My prayers and blessings to you all in this difficult time.
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#6 Ariana King 2021-07-15 12:09
I send my deepest condolences to the family. What a shock!
I always appreciated his goofy sense of humor and his many voice imitations. He was so funny...
May you find some comfort in the many memories you have of him.
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#5 Elizabeth Smith 2021-07-14 17:19
Thanks for your lovely comment; he really was a sweet and gentle man.
Our family will miss him very much.
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#4 Mary Short Ray 2021-07-14 11:45
Mark was a true good friend that I will miss very much. His funny impersonations always made me laugh. He was always willing to help me out with his vast array of nutritional knowledge. He will be missed more than I can say. Sending my prayers to Tenzin Arielle, Pheonix Chia and all of Mark's family.
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#3 Mary Greiner, D.O. 2021-07-13 20:26
Mark was a good friend and colleague for over 20 years.
He made me laugh with is impersonations. My medical practice and my patients have benefitted from his tireless research. My family directly benefitted from Mark's enzyme work.
He cooked many a fine meal which I enjoyed.
Mostly, Mark was a devoted father. Please pray with me for his family.
He will be missed by all.
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#2 Lisa Nickel 2021-07-13 13:14
Tenzin and Phoenix - I am so sad to hear about your dad's death. He was a very loving father and I know you will both miss him very much. Sending you both a big hug. Mrs. Nickel, former South Meadows Principal
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