HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Mark Zwick, the founder of Houston's Casa Juan Diego, has died after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 88.
In 1980, Zwick, also known as "Don Marcos" and his wife founded Casa Juan Diego as a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality. The home harbored thousands of refugees escaping to Houston during the civil wars in Central America, a release stated.
According to a release, the center continues to offer hospitality and medical care while providing free food to around 500 families each week.
A Vigil service is set for 7pm on Monday, November 21 at St. Anne's Catholic Church on 2140 Westheimer Rd. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 1pm.
Mark Zwick, founder of Houston's Casa Juan Diego, has died at 88