Mark James Kaminski was a very bright, energetic young man who was always in search of a new adventure with his father and younger brother. On November 19, 2022, after cancer surgery and a resulting complication, and with his parents by his side, Mark passed from his earthly struggles into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
Mark worked hard to fit in with his classmates and friends and was mainstreamed in school with the support of his behavioral therapists. He earned a Certificate of Completion at Cosumnes Oaks High School, where he did well in math and geography. After high school, Mark volunteered at Rescate Coffee Shop and the Elk Grove Library, and performed office clerk tasks at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).
Mark endured many challenges in his life, but found joy in small moments every day. He enjoyed listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching movies (Princess Bride & Karate Kid were favorites), going out to eat, going for walks, bike rides, swimming, playing basketball, and participating in Sports for Life and Fly Fit sports. Mark looked forward to going to baseball games, Apple Hill, the State Fair, the Night to Shine Prom and Friday Night Club. Most of all, Mark loved excitement and new places. He loved riding the scariest roller coasters at Disneyland, exploring new beaches, playing in the ocean, and going fishing and hiking with his dad and brother at Lake Tahoe.
Mark leaves behind his father (Bruce), mother (Kathie), brother (Johnny), sister (Kristina), grandmother (Anastasia Andritsakis), aunts and uncles (Georgia Andritsakis, Poita Cernius (Bill), Leslea LaGro (Ron), and Jann Kaminski (Lisa), and many wonderful cousins.
We are devastated and heartbroken that Markâs time with us was so short, but we treasure each and every moment we spent with him. We will miss him until we are reunited in heaven.