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Mark Chayer Stahl

10/24/1944 - 05/26/2022


Obituary For Mark Chayer Stahl

Mark Chayer Stahl, 77, of Riverside, R.I., passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. For fifteen years Mark managed, with his physicians, a progressive heart condition.

Born in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of the late Rev. Roland and Elizabeth (Boyajian) Stahl.

He is survived by a brother, John Stahl, of Laytonville, Calif., as well as nieces, Jade and Garnet; in addition, several cousins and close friends survive.

Mark graduated from Classical High School, Providence, attended Yale University and graduated from Florida State with a degree in Computer Sciences. He worked for fifteen years at CVS Corporate Office, Woonsocket, in the IT department as a highly regarded programmer.

He was a lifelong antiwar/peace activist and helped found the Vietnam Day Committee in Berkeley, Calif., which organized the landmark 'teach in' on the Vietnam war in April 1965. One of the primary speakers was Dr. Benjamin Spock. He continued his activism in R.I. as a founding member of several antiwar groups.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 11 a.m., in Warren South Burial Ground, 39 Sowamsett Avenue, Warren, R.I. Visiting hours are omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Information/online condolences: Please visit

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, R.I.

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  • Mark was interested in holistic healing, and had regular sessions with me for several years. I remember him as a good man, very intelligent, who worked very hard to make a better, more peaceful world for us all. Rest In Peace, Mark, you deserve it! -Maureen Johanson

  • I worked with Mark at CVS for many years. He programmed many computer systems for my department and was a great source of information whenever we had questions on how a system worked. His knowledge of the CVS systems was amazing and I still have many of his emails that I often reference. He will be missed. Linda Nadeau

  • Mark will forever be remembered by the nurses on ICCU at Rhode Island hospital. ❤️ He was one of my favorite patients . He was a very unique and special person. I was his admission nurse all for his last hospitalization, and am very sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with you all.

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