TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Family, friends plant tree in Sharpsburg's Kennedy Park in memory of local teen

Related .pdfs
Tarin Marie Mock.
Can't view the attachment? Then download the latest version of the free, Adobe Acrobat reader here:

Get Adobe Reader

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Tarin Marie Mock made the most out of her 15 years, and her family and friends want her memory to live on.

Tarin, a student at Springdale Junior-Senior High School, died in February. On Saturday, more than 50 friends and family members gathered in Sharpsburg to plant a pink dogwood tree at Kennedy Park in her memory.

The tree was her favorite kind, and Kennedy Park was her favorite park.

Her mother, Cindy Mock of Sharpsburg, said the tree would be a place to remember her daughter.

“This is going to just symbolize that life goes on for her,” Mock said.

Nancy Eazor, Tarin's grandmother, said it was clear from the family and friends present that her granddaughter's memory would live on.

“Tarin did make a mark on this world,” Eazor said.

After the tree was planted, 15 pink balloons were released into the sky — one for each year of her life. Ribbons and flowers were left by the site.

Her boyfriend, Dominic Mason, said Tarin was “unique.”

Her mother said she always tried to help others when needed.

Family members donated the tree and they, along with her friends, will take care of it. The borough also planted a white dogwood tree across from the pink tree.

Cindy Mock thanked people for their support.

“I couldn't do it without all of you,” she said.

Eazor said the planting was just the first way for them to remember Tarin.

“This is only the first of many celebrations of Tarin's life. This is a celebration,” Eazor said.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fox Chapel

  1. 2 Fox Chapel Area teens to hit Byham stage in ‘A Chorus Line’
  2. O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition
  3. Glitter and Glow event at Fox Chapel Golf Club to kick off holidays
  4. St. Scholastica Fair Trade Fair to offer unique buys
  5. St. Mary statues restored, returned to Sharpsburg grotto
  6. Project closes part of McClellan Road in Indiana Township
  7. Fox Chapel Area Early Learning Forum focuses on kindergarteners
  8. Fox Chapel Presbyterian prepares for Harvest Fair
  9. Aspinwall budget talks heating up; infrastructure spending could rise
  10. Ceremony breaks ground on Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara
  11. Aspinwall artist looks to past pieces to inspire work for upcoming show
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.