If you have spent any time at all in or around the Yakima music scene -- even if you simply had a child in school band --  you almost certainly had the opportunity to know Mark Fullerton.

Mark is and was an icon in Yakima to those who love music. Sadly, he passed away recently as beautifully eulogized by his brother Mitch via Facebook (see: below).

Originally from Bend, Ore., Mark resided in Selah and managed Ted Brown Music store in Yakima. Mark's reputation among industry peers as well as friends and family was unparalleled. His wit and easygoing nature made you feel like you'd known him all of your life.

Mark was always eager to help the radio stations in Yakima with contests, concerts and in-store promotions. The Yakima Valley lost one of the good guys and he is already missed by many.

Rest in peace, Mark Fullerton.