Elias “Eli” Mark

Eliaeli_obit_6s “Eli” Mark, a Houston attorney, died in Houston, TX on December 14, 2014 from complications associated with cancer. He was 43 years old.

Eli is survived by his wife of 15 years Amanda Mark and their three daughters Allyson, Katherine (Kate) and Madeline. Surviving family members include his father Richard Mark and wife Ellis Robinson, mother Seny Bynum and husband Jack Bates, brother Ben Bynum, father and mother-n-law Manon and Ed Poole, brother-n-laws Ed Poole, Jr. and wife Carolyn, Michael Poole and wife Diana, Patrick Poole and wife Joy, stepmother Ellis Robinson, stepfather Jack Bates, nieces and nephews Josh Poole and wife Janine, Matt Poole, Travis Poole, Ilona Poole, Alyssa Poole, DeeDee Poole, Willow Bynum, Olivia Bynum, great niece and nephew Finn Poole and Emme Poole and many other loving family and friends.
Born in Concord, NH, Eli spent his childhood exploring 100 acres of woods, and racing motorcycles and cars. He was a graduate of American University and University of Houston Law School. Eli’s early career began as an intern at the White House. After which he worked for the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for two years in the Clinton White House. Eli then moved to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), spending several years traveling the US working on disaster recovery and later developing emergency plans in Central and South America. As a Fellow of the Brookings Institute, Eli worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy. In 2004, he began his legal career at the Baker & Mackenzie law firm as a litigator specializing in International Arbitration. In 2012, he became a Senior Litigation Counsel at Weatherford International.

Eli enjoyed working, mentoring law students, coaching a Moot Court team at the University of Houston Law center, mentoring young couples at church, traveling, listening to music and participating in his daughters’ many activities. Eli will be remembered as a loving husband, a devoted father and a kind and generous person with a quick wit. He was always willing to lend a hand and enjoyed working quietly behind the scenes. Eli was a tremendously strong person with a beautiful heart and a calm demeanor, who without ever seeking the spotlight accomplished amazing things.

Visitation and rosary will take place on Friday, December 19th from 5-8pm at Crowder Funeral Home located at 1645 East Main Street, League City, TX. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church located at 1612 East Walker Street, League City, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary Catholic Church (1612 East Walker Street, League City, TX 77573) ACTS Ministry program, Sant Bani School (19 Ashram Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269), or a charity of your choice.


  1. We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

    Mary & Raymond King
  2. Amanda, We are so lucky to have gotten to know Eli, you, and your girls over the years. Aaron and I have thought of you, and prayed for you often in the past months, and will continue to do so. – The Schefflers

    Michelle & Aaron Scheffler
  3. Darling Amanda and girls,

    You are loved and supported every day. I shall you hold you in my heart.

    Katie B (and her boys too)

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

    Jeanne and David Whittle
  5. So sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. May The Lord hold you, your daughters, and Eli’s family in his arms.
    Bella Marks

    Bella Marks
  6. What a great guy! Our world is so much better because of him.

    Linda Michael
  7. Mandy,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to walk with you and give you strength through this incredibly painful and difficult time.
    Love, Jill Ortega and family

    Jill Ortega
  8. Mandy,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Eli was a great guy, and I was blessed to have had the chance to know him in law school. May you and your family find comfort and peace in knowing that he is with God and that you will reunite again one day.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Holly O'Neal Rumbaugh
  9. Mandy,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Eli. You and your precious girls will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and
    your family and comfort you. We love you.

    Helen and Robert Price
  10. Mandy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought and prayed for your family these last few months and will continue to do so. May your faith provide you with peace and comfort. God Bless.

    Shana Salmen Reese
  11. Mandy and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. It is always hard to find the right words to say at a time like this. I am keeping you, your daughters and the rest of your family in my prayers. I especially pray that you find the strength, comfort and guidance with God at this time and in the days, weeks and months to come. I know how painful it is to lose a loved one and I send you my deepest condolences.

    Melissa Anderson-Barrios
  12. Hi, so sad about Eli. This is Doug Dingel, and were friends of Dick and Seny long ago. We named our first son after Ben and Eli. My wife Teri and I have long ago lost contact with both Dick and Seny but if per chance anyone should read this would appreciate an email on how to contact them. Thanks ever so much and best possible to you all. Doug and Teri Dingel. Terril, Iowa

    Doug Dingel

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