Transition-Marc Pritchett Cantele, Jan. 24, 1958 -- Aug. 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Marc Pritchett Cantele passed away August 12 in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 53. He was born in Houston, Texas, January 24, 1958, and moved to Eureka Springs with his wife and two daughters in 1988. He had been employed at Bavarian Inn and the Basin Park Hotel.

Marc loved his children and family. His quick wit, dearly contagious smile, mischevious wink and bear hugs will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He loved people and never met a stranger who didn't become a friend, and never had a friend he didn't send off with a package of his infamous smoked brisket...

And there is something to be said about a man who could keep friends for life, and for those he left behind, a hole that can never be filled. We will miss you, Marc.

Though we weep with your loss, you dwell in that safe place in our hearts, where no storm or pain can reach you. Until we see your face again, in that land where there is no seperation, where all tears will be wiped from our mind, there we will never lose you again.

He is survived by his parents, Louis John Cantele, Jr., and Ada Joe Pritchett Cantele of Houston; son Anthony Jason Cantele of Pennsylvania; daughters Caitlin Quinn Cantele of Eureka Springs and Emma Elyse Cantele-Rowlett of Texas; brother Chris Cantele of Houston; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis John Cantele.