Marcus's family decided against us installing a ghost bike at this spot
stating they " ...want him to be remembered for how he lived his life,
not how he died."
Marcus was fatally hit by a truck after the driver of a parked car opened a door into the bike lane and knocked him into traffic. Details on the crash can be found in the Daily News and New York Times
Marcus Ewing joined the Shiloh team in the summer of 2002, having been recruited by his brother and fellow staff member, Chris Ewing, to serve as a camp
counselor. His work that summer evolved into a passion, shared with his wife, Adrienne, to move to New York City where they could work with youth and
help them realize their true potential.
Marcus believed children could rise above anything
with the right guidance, regardless of circumstances. He modeled those beliefs at Shiloh for nine years through his compassionate actions and
servant's heart. His sense of humor and "creative" projects always provided
memorable moments for the camp community, children and staff alike.
He was a gifted social worker, employed by Harlem Children's Zone: he had a talent for reaching and teaching a wide range of youth. The past several years he was an active supporter and mentor for Shiloh's HiDef teen program in the city,
instilling hope and faith that each teen could and should pursue an education and their dreams.
Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives. For many children and young adults in NYC, that was Marcus. He acted out his convictions, his belief in justice for children and their families, and devoted his life's work to carrying out those beliefs.
His work lives on through the friendship and memories we keep, but most importantly through the children and teens he mentored.