Mark Cate


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Walkers Funeral Home - Hillsborough
204 N. Churton Street
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Mark Howard Cate

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Mark Howard Cate, of Hillsborough, NC, passed away on May 7, 2022 at the age of 62 years. Mark was born in Pontiac Michigan and grew up in Waterford, Michigan. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maggie; children Allison, Ann (Stephen) Stitzel, Mary and Christopher; parents Howard and Patricia Cate; brother, Rob (Cathy) Cate and sister, Julie (Jeff) Zenas.

Being a kind and dependable husband and father was of the utmost importance to Mark and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family.

Mark graduated from Albion College with a degree in business. He spent over 30 years in the IT industry and most recently, was working as a business analyst.

He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his friends at the shooting range, and watching golf and Detroit Tigers baseball on television. Music followed Mark closely and he took great pride in cultivating his Spotify playlist over the years.

Mark was an incredible self-taught chef and enjoyed grilling for a party. Feeding people delicious food made him happy. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mark’s name to Meals on Wheels of Orange County, NC: PO Box 2102, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. If you wish to contain a personalized message in the acknowledgement, please include that information as an attached note with your donation. You may also donate online at

The family sincerely thanks UNC Hospice for their care and support.

Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough is assisting the family.

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