Mark Cameron Lissfelt, a retired Foreign Service Officer, of Hingham, MA, formerly of Falls Church, VA, died February 15 after a short illness. He was 89. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Halleran Lissfelt, four daughters and their spouses: Sarah Lissfelt and partner J. Biswas, of Washington DC; Jennifer Lissfelt and husband Thomas Wittenberg, of Somerset West, South Africa; Rebecca Svec and husband David, of Eastbrook, Maine; Deborah Lissfelt and husband Scot Herries, of Missoula, Montana; and three grandchildren - Conrad and Malcolm Svec of Maine and Ella Fern Herries of Montana. Born in Pittsburgh, Mark was a graduate of Haverford College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He joined the US Army after college graduation and did a tour of duty in Germany. After a year as a student in Paris, graduate studies at Fletcher and a year as a master at Deerfield Academy, he joined the Foreign Service in 1960. His diplomatic assignments took him to London, Tel Aviv, Bamako, Brussels, Bonn, Berlin, and to Paris as the Deputy Chief of Mission. In retirement, the Lissfelts returned to New England and settled in Hingham. He served for a time as Director of the World Affairs Council in Boston before retiring once again to enjoy all that New England has to offer and to travel regularly, both at home and abroad.
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