William Mark Warfel of New York, NY died on Wednesday morning, May 30, 2018. Born in Lancaster, PA on January 8, 1960 he was the son of William Donald Warfel and Judith Abel Warfel. Mark graduated from Edison High School, Huntington Beach, CA, attended University of California at Irvine and graduated Cum Laude from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. Dr. Warfel attended medical school at New York Institute of Technology.
Dr. Warfel was a talented artist and highly trained plastic surgeon. He had a private practice in New York City and developed a line of skin care products. He completed three years of residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, a University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. A three year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, a University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He was Chief Resident 1998-1999. As part of his Plastic Surgery residency, Dr. Warfel also studied at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Warfel participated in several trips to Central America as a member of a surgical team devoted to helping children and adults suffering from cleft lip and palate. He served on the Board of Advisors for HealthCorps.
Mark is survived by his parents, two brothers and their children: brother Benjamin, husband of Anne, nieces Katherine and Elizabeth, nephew George; and brother Michael, husband of Denise, nieces Ava, Ella, Vienne, Eloise and Elaine all of Lancaster, PA. In addition, Mark is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mark enjoyed spending time with his extensive family and friends and loved a good party. He was the favorite uncle and especially adored his seven nieces and nephew. He looked forward to the annual family vacation on the North Fork filled with countless adventures.
Mark was a renaissance man and shared his zest for life with everyone. He had a successful modeling career before attending medical school and enjoyed painting, sculpting, photography and cultivating his gardens and bonsai tree collection. Mark's love of nature led him around the world scuba diving, skiing and living life to its fullest.
Mark fought a courageous five month battle with leukemia and his family is grateful for the exceptional care he received at NYU Langone Medical Center. Contributions in Mark's memory may be made to the Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at NYU Langone Health, Office of Development, 1 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10016, attn: Marci Brenholz.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a 10:00am Mass on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.
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