Mark Anthony Mueller

August 11, 1981 - December 3, 2020
Mark Anthony Mueller

With profound sadness and disbelief in our hearts, we announce the passing of Mark Anthony Mueller on December 3, 2020.

Mark Anthony was the devoted husband to the love of his life, soulmate and best friend, Kimberly.

Predeceased by his mother Karen, Mark was the proud son of Donald & his wife Diane. Beloved brother of Steven, David, and Maureen. Loving grandson of Mommom. Adored son-in-law of Joseph & Dorothy Grasso. Best brother-in-law of Lindsay Mueller, Adam Grasso & Lucy Taveras. Greatest uncle in the world to Olivea & Gianna Mueller and Samantha & Justin Taveras. Crazy & fun beagle daddy of Padme, Phoebe and the late Leia.

Mark was born and raised on Long Island, NY where his love for sports drew him to soccer, football and golf. Unbeknownst to Mark, his encounters in high school introduced him to Kimberly Grasso, his future wife and fellow superhero.

Mark proudly served his country with honor and distinction as an Anti-Terrorism/Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his service, Mark moved to Wilmington, NC where his passion for life and his love of the people in the community became home for the duration of his life. Imbedded in the community, Mark was also a co-owner of Waterline Brewery. Mark & Kim wed on May 31, 2010 and recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Always connected, their moniker Kimull was indicative of their commitment to each other. First, last and always and they were a devoted team and indulged each other in their love of adventure, costumes, community event and of course, “Friends”. They carved out their lives together with beagle babies and had a love that many people spend a lifetime looking for, but rarely find. Mark’s love of Wilmington and Kim’s love of Mark brought them here together. Mark touched so many lives in so many ways, too numerous to mention. But if you have a few hours, just look at Facebook and you will see the legacy of kindness, caring and friendship that he leaves behind. Always there for others, Mark has literally given a friend in need the shirt off his back. He has left an indelible mark on so many lives. Today it brings tears at the thought of losing such a bright light, but it also brings smiles to know that we had such a gift in our lives. How lucky and blessed we are!

As you continue on your journey through life and have the opportunity to do something nice for someone less fortunate and are able to make a positive difference in the life of another, please take a moment to do so and think of Mark. The world is definitely a better place because Mark was in it. Mark Anthony Mueller…Intergalactic Beer Smuggler…Unofficial Mayor of Wilmington.

Family and friends will gather for a Visitation on Monday, December 7, 2020, from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. In deference to the wishes of the family the Funeral Service at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel is to be private for immediate family only.

In recognition of Mark’s honorable and faithful service to his country the United States Navy Honor Guard will render Military Honors.

The Service will be live streamed and those wishing to do so may attend virtually by clicking on the following link Mark Anthony Mueller Funeral Service at 11:00 am on Tuesday.

In Mark’s memory, please feel free to make a donation to one of his preferred charities noted below:
– Restoration Project at Frying Pan Tower – Restoration Project at Frying Pan Tower
– Carousel Center – Carousel Center
– Port City Disaster Relief – Contact Ray Baca via Facebook
– Any charities supporting Veteran causes

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Service

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
11:00 AM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Visitation

Monday, December 7, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • December 07, 2020
    Samuel John lit a candle:
    Lit since December 7, 2020 at 12:42:19 PM

  • December 07, 2020
    Robert Ryan says:
    So incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  • December 07, 2020
    Dana McKoy says:
    All of us at CFCC Community Enrichment are so profoundly sad to hear of Mark's passing. He was a wonderful instructor, and left a lasting legacy in the community through his passion for craft brewing and his teaching of our craft brewing classes at CFCC. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Kim and the rest of his family. We wish you comfort and healing at this very difficult time. He will definitely be missed by our Cape Fear family.

  • December 07, 2020
    Peter Biscardi says:
    I never really got to know Mark, but I can always remember his infectious smile and love for what ever he was doing. Prayers to Kim and his family may their pain be eased by the wonderful memories they shared.

  • December 07, 2020
    Kara Pike Inman says:
    I am thinking of you all as you celebrate Mark’s life today. A friend and I met Mark while boogie boarding at Wrightsville Beach. We hit it off immediately, came onto the beach with him to meet Kim, and then proceeded to spend the rest of the day having fun with the two of them. This led to years full of many fun memories with Mark and Kim. He will be so missed by so many. We are thinking of you all and are sending prayers for comfort and healing.