Mark S. Podolsky
Mark Stern Podolsky died Sept. 23, 2012 near his home in Woodstock, Maine.
Mark was born Jan. 5, 1958 in Boston, Mass., and grew up in Newton, Mass. He was the oldest son of David Podolsky and Sandra Stern Podolsky. Mark attended Connecticut College where he majored in human relations and met his wife, Candace. Mark and Candy were married in 1981 and moved to Wellesley, Mass., several years later where they raised their two children, Matthew and Sandra.
Mark began his career as a financial advisor and wealth manager in 1985 and in 1993 he founded Financial Solutions Associates. Mark had a special skill for explaining seemingly complex financial situations in a direct, straightforward manner and he excelled as a business owner and manager. Mark was always very conscious of environmental issues and spent a great deal of time working with his clients to provide them with socially responsible and sustainable investment options when appropriate. Mark also had a great deal of experience in the not-for-profit world, serving on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts chapter of the Financial Planners Association and as chairman of Wild Lens, Inc., a nonprofit video production company focused on wildlife conservation issues.
Mark was a loving husband, father, son and brother. The last years of his life were spent primarily at his home in Woodstock, Maine where he enjoyed brewing beer and wine, restoring antique cars and motorcycles, raising ducks, and spending time in the outdoors with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Candace Podolsky; his two children, Matthew Podolsky and Sandra Burke; his son-in-law, Alex Burke; his father, David Podolsky; his stepmother, Donna Podolsky; and his four siblings, Jay Podolsky, Lynne Friedman, Eric Podolsky and Sarah Podolsky.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 12 noon at the American Legion hall on 595 Gore Road in Woodstock, Maine. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mark’s nonprofit organizations of choice: Tabor House at P.O. Box 340493, Hartford, CT 06134, and Wild Lens, Inc. at P.O. Box 6701, Boise, ID 83708.
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