Mark Bixby Public Celebration of Life Friday March 25th

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Mark Bixby

From Councilmember Gary DeLong – Recently, Theresa Bixby and her family suffered the devastating loss of Mark Bixby, their beloved husband and father.  A public memorial is being planned to honor him.  Below is a note from Theresa with details:

Dear Friends,

Our family is thankful to all of you who have sent well wishes and prayers since Mark’s passing.  This coming Friday, March 25th, there will be a 10am public celebration of his life.  It will be held at the base of the Long Beach peninsula at the U.S. Sailing Center and adjacent Alamitos Bay Beach.

  • Parking will be available on Ocean Blvd. and at the Claremont and Granada lots with shuttle service to the Sailing Center.
  • If you’re local, ride a bike or walk to save parking for those who may need to be closer.
  • Prior to the service there will be a large cycling contingent making a memorial ride (8-9 timeframe and route TBD).
  • Post service there will be a paddle out ceremony on the bay at approximately noon.  BYO flotation device (surfboard, SUP, kayak, canoe, floaties?).  You are free to leave it on the beach during the service.
  • Because of an expected large crowd, we have no plans to provide food.  So, eat breakfast, bring a lunch for the beach, etc.  Feel free to hang and share stories.
  • After the paddle out, Mark’s ashes will be scattered at sea near our father in a private family setting.

We have set up a website for friends and family to share stories and pictures of Mark.  We will use this website as a collection point to create a lasting memorial for the best brother, husband, father, son, uncle, cousin, and friend one could ever have.

We will miss Mark, and need your help remembering him.  Please visit:

Gary DeLong

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