Ike M. Crews ’13

Ike M Crews passed away on December 30, 2018. He was born in Dallas, Texas on August 9, 1989.

Ike graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas as a member of the Class of 2008, where he excelled in wrestling and football.

After graduating high school, he spent a year completing an outdoor survival course in Utah, teaching English and studying archaeology in Peru, farming bananas in Australia, and traveling through Europe and Japan, among other adventures.

He graduated from Davidson College in 2013 with an AB degree in History and a minor in Anthropology. Ike was a four-year member of the Davidson D-1 Varsity Wrestling team. He also earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University in 2017.

Ike had recently returned to St. Marks, his alma mater, as a sixth grade Humanities teacher and loved coaching both wrestling and football. The previous year he worked at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas as a Cooney Fellow, where he taught history and coached wrestling, football, and lacrosse.

Before giving in to his calling to serve others in the classroom and on the field, Ike was a proud member of Pete Sessions’ Washington, D.C. Congressional staff. Ike often talked of one day running for political office. Ike was truly one of a kind.

He was passionate about music, specifically classic rock. His cover single of Desperado never quite made it to iTunes. He was extremely talented on the guitar, acoustic and air guitar alike. He loved to exercise, and would often guilt his friends and sisters to attend early morning fitness classes whenever he could.

In the summers, Ike loved to explore the wilderness. After straying from the beaten path on a camping trip in the Pecos National Forest, Ike returned as a Sherpa on the St. Marks trip and remained a lively addition to the trek over the past ten years.

In his free time, Ike would FaceTime the many he cared about, and he would frequently send funny photos, caricatures, and memes just to entertain those he loved.

Ike considered himself a professional ninja instructor, fluent in Arabic, and could convince you he had almost reached the top of Mount Everest before having to turn back due to altitude sickness.

Ike was constantly pushing everyone out of their comfort zone. He took every opportunity to gather those he loved, and was the glue holding together an eclectic group of people. His mischievous nature paired with an outstanding work ethic informed all those around him that life should be a fine balance of work and play.

He was preceded in death by all four grandparents, and his beloved childhood dogs, Jake and Bear. Ike is survived by his Mother Patti Cook Crews, Father and Stepmother Ken and Kathiann Crews, older sister Kelly Crews Dayton, younger sisters Carter and Cameron Crews, nephew Miller Dayton, and his many friends whom he considered family.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 7th at 3pm in the chapel at St. Marks School of Texas, followed by a reception in the Great Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Ike McGowan Crews to the St. Marks School of Texas.

Nathaniel “Nathan” Brennan Godwin ’13

Nathaniel "Nathan" Brennan Godwin '13Nathaniel “Nathan” Brennan Godwin, 25, of Huntersville died November 23, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center.

He was born on August 4, 1991 in Mecklenburg County. He graduated from SouthLake Christian Academy and Davidson College.

Nathan was a strong believer in Jesus, full of the love of God, who always put others before himself.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Bender Godwin; parents, Buddy and Karen Godwin; brothers, Kendall, Brian and Adam; and grandparents, Gus and Marie Godwin and K.D. Clarke.

A visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, November 30 at James Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, December 1 at James Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Northlake Memorial Gardens.

Memorials and memories may be shared at www.medgift.com/nathan-godwin.

James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com

Mary Warner Mack ’13

Mary Warner Mack '13
Mary Warner Mack, 23, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2014. She is survived by her parents, Barry and Mary Mack; sisters, Libba and Bayles, all of Fort Mill; grandparents, Joan D. Tabb (Augusta, GA), Joanne A. Mack and B. Bayles Mack (both of Fort Mill). She was predeceased in death by her grandfather, Warner L. Tabb, Jr., for whom she was named. She is also survived by her very special love, Will Duncan of Lexington, KY. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends adored being part of Mary Warner’s life and will hold her in their hearts forever.

Mary Warner was employed by Bank of America and planned to attend the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in the fall. She was a 2009 graduate of Nation Ford High School, where she was the school’s first valedictorian. She was a 2013 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Clemson University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Spanish.

As a teenager, she was a competitive gymnast, winning the South Carolina All-Around state title. In 2006, she represented the state of South Carolina at the USA Gymnastics Regional Championship. Mary Warner enjoyed reading, learning, sailing, traveling, and Clemson football games. She was an avid runner and took great pleasure in spoiling her golden retriever, Ava. Mary Warner was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Unity Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made in memory of Mary Warner Mack to the Clemson University Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633-1889; or to the Anne Springs Close Greenway for the establishment of the Mary Warner Mack Memorial Dog Park, P.O. Box 1209,Fort Mill, SC 29716. Wolfe Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary Warner Mack.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 5, 2014

David Worthington Sobel ’13

David Worthington Sobel ’13, 20, of Pennington, N.J., died July 28, 2012. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he resided in Pennington from age four until his death.

Sobel was a graduate of Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., where he was elected to class council and the Cum Laude Society. He was a winner of numerous academic and athletic prizes and also served as captain of the varsity tennis team.

He was selected to serve as a senior prefect and to deliver the class commencement address. Sobel would have been entering his junior year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he planned to major in history.

Sobel was passionate about travel to other cultures, tennis, and American politics. He was deeply concerned to find ways to redress the increasing inequality in American life.

He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Va., where he volunteered for Habitat work days.

Grandson of the late Reverend George W. and Florence Davison, and Benjamin and Jean Sobel, he is survived by his loving parents, Paul and Anne Davison Sobel, 39 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534; his sister, Elizabeth Anne Sobel; and uncles, Paul Davison and Martin Sobel.