Mark D. Wells

February 28, 1949 - October 17, 2015 Hockessin, DE | Age 66 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

MARK D. WELLS, age 66, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Carole Abrams Wells, with whom he shared 9 ½ years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late William R. Wells, Sr, and Anna Barry Wells.

Mark was the Director of Weapons Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD, retiring in 2007 after 37 years of service. He had also served as a Court Commissioner for Cecil County, MD.

He was a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the US Army. He served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam as a door gunner in a Huey gunship. He was a member of the 176th Assault Helicopter Co.-Muskets.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his dogs Sarge and Chief, and being with his family and friends.

Mark was a member of the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687, a former Commander of the Hockessin VFW, American Legion and Ducks Unlimited.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark W. Wells and his wife Amanda of Smyrna, DE and Michael D. Wells and his wife Melissa of Midland, GA; one daughter, Sara Silva of Orlando, FL; one step-son, Robert Sohlman and his wife Erin of Wilmington, DE; one step-daughter, Stephanie John and her husband Steve of Newark, DE; one brother, Emerson H. Wells of Landenberg, PA; his twin sister, Myra Conway of Doswell, VA, and seven grandchildren, Lexi, Airi, Ethan, Heny, Matthew, Mattix and Brayden.

His Memorial service will be held at 11:00 Wednesday morning, October 21, 2015 at the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687, 304 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687 at the above address.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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Memorial Donations

Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687

304 Basil Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21935


Memorial Service

October 21, 2015 11:00 Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687
304 Basil Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21935


  1. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my Dad, I will forever hold him in my heart and try the best that I can because I know he is smiling down on all of us. I learned so much from him and to this day, continue to live as though in a way that I know would make him proud. He was an incredible man, a brave man, an honorable man, a patriot and my hero and will always be with me. Thank you everyone who has posted in this forum, these fond memories bring tears to my eyes.

    Sara Silva (Wells)- Daughter | July 7, 2016 at 3:30 AM
  2. I served with Mark in Germany in the late 1970s. I was a single lieutenant with no family there with me. He frequently invited me over for dinner during the holidays. I really enjoyed spending time with him, Suzanne, and little Mark. He was a great leader for his men. I am so sorry for your loss – which came too early.

    Tom Parrish | October 30, 2015 at 5:47 PM
  3. I served with Mark in the Army back in the 1970’s. We were in a unit in Germany and spent much time together out in the field bouncing across the German countryside. Mark was not only a superb professional at his job but a great person as well. I always enjoyed his positive outlook on life and boundless optimism. My deepest condolences to the family. John

    John Geis | October 30, 2015 at 10:01 AM
  4. To the entire family. Mark was a great guy one of the funniest I’ve know. As we grew up together I have so many stories I still love to tell. What an exciting life he had. I will miss him as all of us will, but the memories and good laughs we had will stay with me as long as I live. God bless you all my prayers are with you.

    Marvin Paisley | October 22, 2015 at 8:59 AM
  5. To the Wells family, Mark’s family was our neighbors when I grew up on Egypt Run Road. Our familys knew each other and helped each other out. I have not seen him in years but we did catch up a little in the last year on the internet. We were both in the Army. My prayers go out to the whole family. I know that I will never forget him or the whole family. I salute you Mark for who you were and what you have done. We will meet again brother on the other side. God Speed.

    Sam Caldwell | October 21, 2015 at 5:18 PM
  6. Dear Mark and Family~
    I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your father, Mark. I know this is a very difficult time for you, but I hope that some day soon the memories that bring you sadness today will be those that bring you happy memories in the future. Your father must have been a great man as evidenced by his wonderful son.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers~
    Chris Bree (Delcastle High School)

    Chris Bree | October 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM
  7. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark was a wonderful father and was so proud of his children; sons, Mark and Mike and his daughter Sara. His parents Annie and Bill, were so proud of him and his accomplishments. He was a good and loving son. Mark so loved his twin sister, Myra. “She’s a good ol’girl, she’s done good!” I know she will miss her other half. His baby brother, Emerson…..he told me stories about the three of you ( Hal, Emerson & Mark ). Hmmmm. I’ve been a Wells (Hal) for a little over 15 yrs now. He was ALWAYS there, he was funny, compassionate, and very accepting. He would call my grandchildren when they were small on Christmas eve and pretend he was Santa! Ho, Ho, ho! Such a special man. He called almost every week to talk to his “cuz”. Thank you, Mark. You are loved, and you will be missed. My heart goes out to his wife, Carol. You gave him 9 years of happiness. He loved his family. RIP Mark D Wells. Try not to get those Angels in too much trouble!

    Karen D Wells | October 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM
  8. Dear Myra, so sorry to learn of your brother’s passing. With prayers and sympathy. Elaine Fiore

    Elaine Fiore | October 20, 2015 at 8:22 AM
  9. Please accept my deepest prayers and thoughts with all of Mark’s family and loved ones.
    Uncle Mark, I know the passing of years and differences have caused a separation, but the fond memories of you and my family will last forever. Whether it was going to your house every Christmas morning to have breakfast, or hanging out at Mommom & Poppop’s house, or even just listening to you and my Dad tell your crazy stories (and finishing each other’s sentences). Those things will always hold a special place in my heart and my childhood. I know losing you has caused void in my Dad that will never be replaced. Please rest in peace and I hope to see you again someday.
    Love Always, Jenny

    Jennifer Wells-Marcozzi | October 20, 2015 at 7:44 AM
  10. The family is in my prayers. Mark would stop in a place I worked. We became friends he was friends with everyone he met. Such a nice person to know. In my thoughts.

    Kathy Barrow | October 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM
  11. So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was my first cousin but haven’t seen him in years. I remember him as always having a smiling face. May God comfort his family.

    JoAnne (Barry) Pennington | October 19, 2015 at 9:44 PM
  12. My condolences to all of Mark’s loved ones. No words can express how he will be missed. Mark always brought happiness, laughter and hope to all around him. Mark made me proud to be a Wells. A line from one of his favorite tunes, “I got sunshine, on a cloudy day and when it’s cold outside, I got the month of May.” Rest in piece ole friend, you will never be forgotten. I will see you again someday. Your cousin.

    Harold "Hal" Wells | October 19, 2015 at 9:14 PM
  13. So sorry for your lose. Didn’t know him as long as you all did. What I did know he was a good family man .

    Thomas Andrews | October 19, 2015 at 9:06 PM
  14. Mark was my big brother and best friend. Growing up we were inseparable and were always doing something, some good, some bad. As the years passed us by we only saw each other on occasion and when I saw him it always brought a smile to my face and it was so good to see him. I was hoping for one more hunt, one more drink, and one more good time with my big brother. It was not to be, time just passes us by so fast.

    God speed brother and may you rest in peace. Your little brother

    Emerson | October 19, 2015 at 9:06 PM
  15. Mark was my big brother and growing up we were inseparable. We were always together doing something, some good, some bad, but always together. Now as the years pass we saw each other only on occasion and it always brought a smile to my face to see old Marcus Hook as he was sometimes called. This really puts a big empty spot in my heart. I was hoping for one more hunt, one more drink, and one more good time with my brother. God speed big brother, may you rest in peace.

    Emerson | October 19, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    WILLIAM (WAYNE) WELCH | October 19, 2015 at 4:40 PM

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