MARK JAMES DAVID (Musician J.D. Mark) age 43, passed away in Detroit on July 11, 2013 from natural causes. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 12-8 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. J.D. was born in Flint, Michigan on March 18, 1970, son of Dale and Eva (Lewandowski) Kryglowski. He grew up in Flint with a large, loving family, graduated from Powers Catholic in 1988, and then from the University of Michigan School of Fine Arts in 1992. He was a lifetime member of the Polish National Alliance and Dom Polski of Flint. A guitar player in his youth, J.D. moved to New Orleans in 1992 where he began a long and varied musical career, playing bluegrass, country, punk, rockabilly, rave music and blues. Proficient on many instruments, J.D. has left a legacy of recordings, memorable performances including: The Belvederes, Wiley and the Checkmates and Carroll County Picture Show in Oxford, MS; Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts, New Orleans; Precious Bryant, Georgia; LCD Soundsystem, New York; Jeffery Evans, Reverend John Wilkins, Memphis (Hunter's Chapel Church) and Jack (Yarber) Oblivion also of Memphis. With the Checkmates and Haunted Hearts, J.D. backed many of the greats including Herbert Wiley and Harvey Scales. Jim traveled extensively throughout the US and "seeing the world." He continually sought out his appreciation for music and art, always seeking out museums, art galleries and concerts wherever he was. James is survived by his parents, Dale Mark and Eva (Dan) Kryglowski; brother, Christopher Mark (Fiance' Tonya Horvath); former wife, Amy Mark and special friend, Lucinda Corbin. He leaves to cherish his memory all the Lewandowski family, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and the Mark family, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Jim had many friends throughout the world whom he met through his music career, he had a gentle soul and will be sadly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by the Lewandowski and Mark Grandparents. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.
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