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Dr. Mark David Welliver

Dr. Mark David Welliver

April 10, 1964 - September 19, 2018     Age: 54

Dr. Mark David Welliver, 54, of Yulee Florida, passed away suddenly on September, 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Dr. Dawn Dalpe’ Welliver and his beloved daughters, Vanessa (16) and Victoria (10).

Dr. Welliver was a professor of Professional Practice at Texas Christian University (TCU) School of Nurse Anesthesia and Director of Clinical Research for Sunbelt Anesthesia Services in Jacksonville.  Dr. Welliver was not only a gifted anesthesia instructor, but also a national and international speaker for several anesthesia and pharmaceutical organizations.

A Yulee resident for the last 14 years, Mark was originally from Collegeville, PA.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Chester University in PA.  His anesthesia education was obtained at The Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia where he graduated in 1997, and earned a Master of Science degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1998.  Mark obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from TCU in 2009.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia A. (Polastre) Welliver, wife of the late Dr. William A. Welliver.  Other surviving family members include his brothers, William (Butch) Welliver, Todd Welliver, MD and his sister Melanie (Welliver) Cassar.  Many nieces and nephews also will be missing his presence in their lives.

Mark loved his family and enjoyed spoiling his girls.  His passion was his family as well as being on the water.  Woodworking and gardening were among his many other hobbies.  Family vacations and trips, especially to Disney World, created many happy memories for all.  “His Girls” and anesthesia were his world and both now have a huge void and will miss him terribly.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission Church, 98000 St. Francis Way, Yulee, FL 32097.

There will be a visitation beginning at 10:00 am to 10:45 am before the Mass at St. Francis of Assisi.

The family requests that donations be made in his memory to:

“The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation has set up a research fund in Dr Mark Welliver’s name.”
“Donations may be made to the Child Casket Fund of the New Melleray Abbey”

5 Condolences

  • Julia Bailey Posted September 26, 2018 10:41 am

    Mark will be very missed. Enjoyed his seminars !!! A very good speaker who shared his expertise and knowledge of Anesthesia practice to all. God Bless his family at this trying time.

  • Greg Morris Posted September 26, 2018 10:47 am

    My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Mark was a friend and colleague, well respected and liked. I sincerely regret not have taken more advantage of our opportunities to talk, share experiences and reminisce. I am sorry I’m not able to attend his ceremony and wish his family all the best as they endure this difficult time.

  • Hilary Zachary Posted September 26, 2018 4:11 pm

    So sorry, hugs to you and your girls.

  • Athena Blanchard Posted September 27, 2018 7:24 pm

    Dawn, Vanessa and Victoria,
    My heart aches for each of you. No words can heal your pain at this time. Death takes from us those we love, but what it can not take is the memories and feelings you will always have and those will help you to heal as time goes on. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time and always. Take time for yourselves and trust God. All my love.

  • Charles.Vivian Posted May 20, 2020 8:14 pm

    A long way, you can finish step by step, and then you can’t reach without a foot

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