In loving memory of Mark A Brighter Sr, or to those that were lucky enough “Pop.”\nBeloved son of the late Ralph and Lucy Brighter. Amazing Father of Kelly Ann (Michael), Mark Anthony (Tori), and Anthony Joseph (Haley). Loving Brother to three LuAnn “Pearl”, Harry, and Steve “Chisel”. Treasured Uncle to Scott (Kelsey) and Blake. \nWonderful Grandfather to Kevin Jr, Emmalyn, Mia, Row Dog, and Gav O. Proud member of the AA community with 32 years of continuous sobriety,\nand the founding father of Tioga 1.\n\nPop was a shining star in this dark world. He thrived on giving hope to what other people\nmight have considered the hopeless. A relentless advocate for those in need, and the less\nfortunate. Always offering a helping hand to friends, family, and even strangers. \nThe sweetest man who was both simple, and kind. His greatest joy in life was doing for others. While loving and believing in those he knew loved with his whole heart. Even in his last moments he provided wisdom, understanding and unconditional love. To his kids he was a legend, our hero, and the best man we have ever known. Kelly called him the Goat,\nMark Jr calls him a legend, and Anthony refers to him as his favorite name just “Pop.” \nWe love and miss you more than words could ever explain.....\n\nRelatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday evening October 19th from 6:00 PM til 9:00 PM at the Reilly Rakowski Funeral Home 2632-34 E. Allegheny Ave. Phila., PA 19134. Interment Private.