Mark Stephan Poret left this earth on December 27, 2021 in Orem, Utah. He was born on December 4th, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Sidney Poret and Charlotte Koller. Mark and his sister Ronna grew up in a close-knit Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh. He loved learning and received his Bachelor’s degree from Pitt and his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Purdue.\n\nMark was an adventurer and spent his early adulthood working in Germany and Africa and riding his motorcycle across Europe. He worked for many well-known companies including Siemens, Westinghouse, and Intel where he filed and received microchip design patents, helped design the first pentium processor, was head of the team that developed cable internet, and worked on the first weather satellites with NASA. Later in life, he taught computer engineering at BYU.\n\nMark met his wife Judy while they were both working at Intel. Mark opened his arms to Judy’s six children and together they were blessed with a seventh. They built a beautiful life full of excitement, hard work, faith, and love. Their adventures ranged from executive life in Princeton, New Jersey to farm life in Medford, Oregon.\n\nMark joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1995 and dedicated his life to service in the church. He served valiantly in every calling from nursery leader to Stake Executive Secretary, but he most loved his service as a temple worker, a calling he held for over two decades.\n\nMark lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and driving sports cars, playing guitar and singing, traveling, making his grandkids laugh, teaching and mentoring, watching movies and reading science fiction novels, working with wood, and tinkering with all sorts of electronic gadgets. He loved an organized workbench, a neat office, a hot grill and a dinner table crowded with his family. Any time a friend or family member needed help, he was there with all the right tools.\n\nAbove all, Mark valued his roles of loving protector and disciple of Jesus Christ. He touched many lives and will be sorely missed. Mark’s legacy lives on through his wife, Judy (Hunter), and their children: Trent Isaacson, Jeff Isaacson, Jacqui Isaacson, Spencer Isaacson, Lindsay (Wright), Brooke (Madsen), and Mike Poret; his 26 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children (so far); his sister, Ronna (Bibolet) and his two nieces, Stacen Hodgetts and Erinn Seifter.\n\nHis services will be held on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. \n\nNelson Family Mortuary \n4780 N University Ave \nProvo, UT 84604.\n\nThe viewing will be held from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM and the service will be held at 11:00 AM at the same location.