the deepest of regrets we announce the sudden passing of
Mark Bellave on April, 26 2001.
Mark was a familiar face to many people that attend Region
16 Arabian Shows and Open Shows in the Rochester, New York
He also worked for many years with Thoroughbred horses at
Finger Lakes Racetrack.
Avid horseman, kind, soft-spoken, knowledgeable, and
true-friend are but a few of the many words that describe
Mark spent the majority of his free time with his horse
Odenn at Hidden Acres Stable. Mark was responsible for
transforming a lower tack room at Hidden Acres into a lounge
complete with couch, TV, refrigerator, and coffee machine.
When he and Odenn weren't riding the trails, Mark would
relax in the lounge just to be close the horses.
Mark's presence will always be a part of Hidden Acre Stable
and the lounge will officially be named "Mark's Lounge" in
Mark touched so many lives in so many ways and will be truly
missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him.
Good bye my friend till we meet again.
Mark is survived
by his parents Joseph and Grace (Latona) Bellave; brothers
Joseph Jr. (Wendi), Robert L. (AnnMarie) and ODENN. Nieces
And Nephews Patrick, Adam, Holly and Sammy Bellave; Aunts,
Uncles, Cousins and many friends.