Written by Steve Peterson
After a rich and so well-lived life, Marc LaFountain, 48, passed away on Friday, February 24 in New York City after a brief illness.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Keene LaFountain and Sara Taylor LaFountain, Marc attended Columbia, South Carolina schools, graduating from Irmo High School. Marc received his BS in Journalism, from the University of South Carolina in 1997.
Throughout his life, Marc made a huge impact everywhere he went. And he went everywhere. Marc expertly managed IT initiatives and the careers of support personnel across many technical disciplines for Capital One, Tumblr and Yeoman to name just a few. Marc not only had passion for the newest technologies, but also for people. He was a caring individual both personally and professionally. An enthusiastic technology devotee, one of Marc’s online profile descriptions says it best: “Technology Lover with a passion for communication / Communicator with a passion for technology.”
After marrying Francisca Rahardja, in Bogor, Indonesia, they became global citizens, traveling extensively and living in Richmond, VA and abroad in Switzerland and Indonesia. They were not only husband and wife but the most compatible of traveling companions – a perfect match.
Marc’s business accomplishments were impressive. What he’ll be remembered for, however, is his gentle spirit, intellectual curiosity, spot on conversational skills, interest in others rather than himself, and his kindness. Friends close to Marc counted him among their best and most trusted.
Marc is survived by his wife, Francisca Rahardja; mother, Sara LaFountain and father, Keene LaFountain of Columbia, SC and brother Kevin LaFountain and his wife, Christina LaFountain, of Johns Island, SC.
No public service is planned. If you would like to make a donation to honor and celebrate Marc’s life, the following charities were important to Marc: The American Red Cross, where he used to volunteer, the ACLU, and the ASPCA, where Marc and Francisca are monthly Guardians.