This is Mark Peña having a margarita in Edinburg, Texas, in fall of 2019. He was born Oct. 23, 1962. His hometown was Edinburg, Texas. He died in Edinburg, Texas on March 29, 2020.

Love of my life and amazing partner – amazing father to our children and truly lived a wonderful life. Our world was better because he was here. He lived life to the fullest, and like the man who was the namesake for the disease who took us from him (Lou Gehrig), Mark was “the luckiest man in the world.”

Michelle Peña




Mark Peña’s children from left to right: Gabriel Pena, Luke Pena, Isabelle Pena, Juliette Pena, Anna Pena & Esteban Pena at Cine El Rey in McAllen, Texas, on March 31, 2020.

Photo taken at Ebony Hills in Edinburg, Texas, sometime at the end of 2019.