Mark Ordung

  • Born: July 8, 1950
  • Died: August 24, 2013
  • Location: Stratham, New Hampshire

Brewitt Funeral & Cremation Services

14 Pine Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Tel. (603) 772-3554

Tribute & Message From The Family

Stratham, NH Mark Anthony Ordung, 63, died August 24, 2013 at his home in Stratham, NH after a long illness. He was born July 8, 1950 in Marlboro, MA., son of the late Curtis and Arlene (Dudley) Ordung. Mark grew up in Marlboro. He graduated from Marian High School in Framingham, MA. and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Mark married Maxine Louise Forward in April of 1974. He began his career as a software engineer for Liberty Mutual and was employed with them for 30 years. He and Maxine have been residents of Stratham, NH for over 20 years and were formerly of Portsmouth, NH. In his younger years, Mark was an avid chess player. His main interests have always been in mathematics and computers. Mark also enjoyed reading Philosophy books and dabbling in Astronomy & Juggling. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Forward, his two sisters, Cindy and Joe Pacific of Marlboro, MA. and Sherry and Stephen McCurley of Marlboro, MA. and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. If you would like to make a donation, contributions can be made in Mark's memory to, Rockingham VNA and Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833 or The ALS Association Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301. For more information, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of you today and always....shared with Jean K all our childhood memories.... love & miss u

Posted by Sherry    August 24, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Maxine, Sherri and Cindy. I was so sad to hear of Marks passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jeanne Mauro Bannon - Southborough, MA   September 04, 2013

It brings great sadness to hear of Mark's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to Maxine, Cindy, and Sherri with the loss of their loved one. It was just last week we were looking at my wedding pictures and remembering Mark as a young boy. My love and prayers to all.

Posted by Maureen F. Remie - W. Yarmouth, MA   August 30, 2013

Max, I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. We were just talking about him this weekend while we were playing games. I remember his competitive spirit when we played New Year's games! I hope those joyous memories carry you through these challenging days! Much love to you.

Posted by Maureen Mills - Portsmouth, NH   August 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Mark. You left us too early.

Posted by Michael Turgeon - Somersworth, NH   August 28, 2013

The world lost an incredibly intelligent, interesting & creative person when you passed Uncle Mark. You will be missed. Rest peacefully...With Love, your niece, Rachelle

Posted by Rachelle McCurley - Marlborough, MA   August 27, 2013


Posted by Lauren McCurley - Marlborough, MA   August 27, 2013

Mark you will be in my heart forever. The best big brother who I admired and looked up to. Rest in peace. Love you! Your sister. xoxo Sherry

Posted by Sherry McCurley - Marlboro, MA   August 27, 2013

I am heartbroken.

Posted by Heather - Portsmouth, NH   August 27, 2013

Max, we are so very sorry. We have such good memories of getting to know you and Mark and the times we spent together laughing and playing games. Our lives were enriched by having known him. Someone so special can never be forgotten. Tom and Barb Conachey

Posted by Barb and Tom Conachey - Stratham, NH   August 26, 2013

Max, you are in our thoughts and hearts at this difficult time. Mark will be missed by us and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Daren and Heidi Sanborn

Posted by Daren and Heidi Sanborn - Peoria, AZ   August 26, 2013

Max, Mark will be sorely missed by many. Our love to you and your whole family. Most sincerely, Wes and one of the "mouthkateers".

Posted by Karen and Wes Collins - Dover, NH   August 26, 2013

Maxine, I know that there are no words that I can share to lessen your grief right now. Mark was a kind and sweet person. Even just knowing him through Liberty, I could tell that. He will be missed by many people. Please know that we are all sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sue Purkis - Cary, NC   August 26, 2013

Dear Max, Don't worry about Mark. I have it on good authority that he sends his love ...and that he's two pawns up on St. Peter. Love to you from all of your old friends from Amherst.

Posted by Dave Palmer - Leverett, MA   August 26, 2013

Dear Max~ May Peace be with you. All my Love, Aveen

Posted by Aveen - Epping, NH   August 26, 2013