Mark Philip Rababy, a devoted husband and loving father, passed away on September 4, 2016. A longtime resident of Rancho Santa Fe, California, Mark died from a heart condition, while home with his family. Although his passing is a tragic loss to all who knew him, Mark passed away quickly and did not suffer.
Mark was born November 7, 1970, in Parma, Ohio, and was the second of three sons to Tony and Adele Rababy. As the son of a Lebanese-American immigrant, Mark worked hard from an early age. He moved to California with his family in 1978, and started working at the family gas station in Rancho Santa Fe at the age of 11. There he developed a passion for mechanics and automobiles. Becoming an entrepreneur in his twenties, Mark was a driven man who accomplished anything he set his mind to - including running a successful chain of ice cream/candy stores around San Diego County. Through his business, he met Andrea Tiburski, the love of his life. Mark and Andrea were married on his birthday in 2003.
Mark then returned to the Rancho Santa Fe gas station where he earned the respect and admiration of everyone who came to know him. Mark was a tremendously giving person who put the needs of others before his own. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Mark became a pillar of the community. His passing is a great loss to the town of Rancho Santa Fe.
The main focus of Mark's life was being a devoted husband and father. He was actively involved with his children's school and sporting events and loved to spend all of his free time with his family. He was passionate about traveling with his wife and children, and was able to see much of the world with them. Mark was a generous and kind person with a great sense of humor. He lived life to the fullest and made many friends along the way. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
Mark Rababy is survived by his wife Andrea and their two children Tony (10) and Giovanna (8), his mother, Adele, his brothers Michael and Brent, his sister-in-laws Jennifer and Lisa, and his nieces Corrin and Myah.