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Mark Brownstone

May 29, 1949 August 7, 2020
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Mark Brownstone, 71, born in the Bronx NY, resided in Bloomingburg, gently passed on Friday, August 7, 2020, in Garnet Medical Center, Middletown NY. Mark leaves behind his loving wife, Roberta Rosenthal Brownstone, with 42 years of shared partnership. In addition his brother Robert Brownstone of Half Moon Bay, CA and his partner Suzanne DuFore, a niece Liza Brownstone and nephew, Ari Brownstone, and brother-in-law Larry Rosenthal and his wife, Jeanne Smart Rosenthal, and nephew David Rosenthal and wife Alexandra Rosenthal.

For over 13 years, Mark was Audio Visual Production Specialist supervisor of the Middie TV office and man about the town of the Middletown City School district; wearing a black Kangol hat and videotaping the school board meetings, concerts, school sports, job fairs, art shows, community events, and educational activities. Mark would return to his basement office, editing the video with innovative graphics or transforming children murdering music into a delightful symphony of joy, to be viewed on live cable tv or on the school website.

Previously, he edited documentary feature films for Video Vérité: “Lance Loud, A Death in An American Family,” “American Experience,” “The Congregation,” and “November’s Children.” He edited a wide variety of commercials, sports, institutional, corporate and arts television and films at Technisphere Corporation, NYC. His independent art films included “The Circle of Charmion Von Weigand,” “Paint with Ron Dubren,” and works for Nam June Paik, Merce Cunningham, and ABT American Masters series on PBS. His work is archived at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC and The Center Pompidou, Paris. One evening a week Mark was an associate professor at New York University Film School instructing Video Editing on Avid systems in their certificate program. Mark’s earliest venture into video production was with children in the NYC School System. There after he received New York State Arts Grants to create innovative video art at the Kitchen and the Egg Store in Tribeca. Articles featuring his video were published in Videography Magazine. Mark was a graduate of the Fieldston School, Riverdale NY, and the City College of New York.

His many friends, colleagues, and fellowship associates will miss his never ending smile, jokes, music on the guitar and his culinary skills creating exotic dishes on the grill. On weekends he sold video, still cameras and computers at Best Buy in Middletown, NY. His mantra was: “Breathe God in ~ Breathe Mark out”.

Arrangements are being coordinated by Applebee- McPhillips, Middletown, NY. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Virtual Zoom on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm Eastern time.

Please make donations to the Mark Brownstone Scholarship Fund for Media Arts to benefit students at Middletown, NY, High School and Fieldston School, Riverdale, NY.
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3:00 PM 8/30/2020 3:00:00 PM - 4:30 PM 8/30/2020 4:30:00 PM
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Memorial Service for Mark J. Brownstone 5/29/49 – 8/7/20August 31, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 pmAssembly Music –Manose –Om Triambakum Mantra (youtube)Spiritual annotationsRabbi Eric MilgrimRabbi David ZaslowTim ShannonRoberta Rosenthal Brownstone Reads Obituary and shares Images of squirrels and birdsMusic Glen Gould Goldberg Variations -Bach (youtube)picturesFamily Members share Music – We are family- Sister Sledge (youtube)Fieldston School Friends ShareMusic - Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street (youtube)Video Verite Alan and Susan RaymondMusic – Somewhere over the Rainbow by Loudon Wainright III(youtube)Middletown School District Music – childrens choir – Alicia Keys Good Job (youtube)Pictures and VideoCommunity FriendsBette Midler – Friends (youtube)Tim ShannonReading Marks favorite Poem Layers by Stanley KunitzClosing Music and Photos and Video

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