Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mark's Memorial Website

Thanks to everyone who visited this blog beofre and after Mark's passing in November, 2005. In 2006, Mark's community of friends and colleagues came together to develop a memorial web site honoring Mark's robust musical career. Please visit and enjoy the many memories there. Feel free to come back to this space for online dialogue on Mark and his many contributions to rhythm and music.

- Rae


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Mark Craney 1952 - 2005

Our beloved Mark passed away in his sleep early this morning at Sherman Village, a sub-acute care facility in Sherman Oaks, CA. Mark survived a stroke in the brain stem on August 18 and re-learned how to breathe, speak and swallow over the last three months. He worked hard on his recovery and was making good progress despite several medical setbacks. Regretfully, pneumonia won out. Mark's sister Jeanne and many friends spent meaningful time with Mark on the days prior to his passing. We will miss him and hold him in our hearts forever.

We will post memorial details as soon as plans are finalized.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Mark Craney behind the kit: Gino Vanelli Brother to Brother tour 1979

Mark's Moved

Hi everyone,

Last week, Mark moved to "Sherman Village" which is a sub-acute care facility in Valley Village, California. The address is 12750 Riverside Dr. The facility is about a block East of Coldwater Canyon, on the South side of the street, across the street and down a bit from Hugo's restaurant.

The folks at Sherman Village have asked us not to call them to inquire about Mark's condition, since they need to focus all their time and resources on caring for Mark and other patients. Best times to visit are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Woodland Hills Drum Club

Mark continues to be buoyed by friends visiting him in the hospital. Thanks to Barry Schneider for this great photo of the famous "Woodland Hills Drum Club." Left to right: Mark, Ainsley Dunbar, Terry Bozzio's roadie Wayne, Terry Bozzio, Barry Schneider, Doane Perry, Myron Graumbacher.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

We got some encouraging news on Mark today. Provided he has no further complications or setbacks, he has a good chance of recovering fully. It may be a long road, but certainly our Mark has traveled that path before...we believe he will blaze that trail again. If you haven't had a chance to see Mark in ICU at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, please feel free to pay him a quick visit.


p.s. Here's a picture of the quintessential Mark, taken in the 70's. Isn't it just the perfect shot???

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Welcome to Mark's Blogspace

Hi there! This blog was created for no other purpose than to create a central space for Mark Craney's friends, family, and fans to share their memories, wishes, prayers, photos and other good thoughts while he's fighting the good fight at Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, CA.

This blog is all about inclusion, so please feel free to initiate or contribute to discussions and post your stories of good times with Mark.

Check this space often for new posts and to give and receive support to the community of people who love Mark.

To get the ball rolling, we've posted a photo of Mark, our daughter Judy (and Mark's beloved dog Tess) taken a few weeks ago.

Take care,

Rae Tanner & Rick Livingstone