Salt Lake City, UT – Retired District Court Judge Mark DeCaria, whose public service spanned more than three decades, passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 70, after undergoing major heart surgery.


Judge DeCaria was appointed to the Second District Court in 2009 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., where he served Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge DeCaria served as Weber County Attorney for 15 years, worked as Deputy County Attorney and Ogden City Prosecutor, and was in private practice prior to those positions.


“Judge DeCaria was an extraordinary servant of the public. His primary concern was to keep the community safe, but he was also compassionate to the disadvantaged and looked for opportunities to help them turn their lives around,” said Chief Justice Matthew Durrant. “Judge DeCaria leaves behind an impressive legacy of service and will be sorely missed.”


Judge DeCaria graduated from the University of Utah and completed a juris doctorate degree at Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota. He was a founding member of the Weber Morgan Domestic Violence Coalition and a member of the committee that created the Weber County Drug Court.

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