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Mark Thomas Urban, 40, was killed on Sept. 27, 2013, during a parachute jump while conducting an equipment evaluation at a remote airstrip outside of Prairie, Idaho. Urban, a Senior Smokejumper, began his career as a wild-land firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in 1999. In 2003, he joined the Bureau of Land Management's Great Basin Smokejumpers.
Urban embodied positivity, hard work, self improvement and fun.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; parents, Thomas and Pamela; sister, Sara Quaglia; nephew, Gavin Quaglia; and many other friends and family.