Mark loved his dogs.


From Stubby โ€” the beloved cocker spaniel that joined the Walz family after Ernie's passing โ€” to Jenner (Corgi), to Frisky (Cocker Spaniel), to each and every one of Mark and Paulette's treasured Shih Tzus: Booker, Sissy, Bogey, and Abby; dogs provided Mark with their loyal companionship, love, and joy throughout his life.

It was Mark's wish that donations be made to either the Lake or Sumter County Humane Society organizations in his memory.

Humane Society of Lake County

Founded in 1976, the Humane Society of Lake County is a 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter and organization run solely for charitable purposes.


YOUR Humane Society SPCA
of Sumter County

Founded in 1982 and celebrating its 40th year, the YOUR Humane Society SPCA is Sumter's oldest & largest private 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter operating solely with contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations.