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: