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May 05, 2011 - Image 83

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-05-05

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Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or to a
charity of one's choice. Interment at
Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial

Detroiter of Bradenton, Fla., and most
recently of West Hartford, Conn., passed
away peacefully on April 27, 2011.
He was born Jan. 1, 1917, in New
York City, attended New York City
schools and graduated from the
acclaimed Townsend Harris High
School. He graduated with honors
from the University of Wisconsin and
the University of Louisville Medical
School, where he was elected to the
Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor
Dr. Marks served in the U.S. Armed
Forces as a combat medical officer
from 1942-1946, including 30 months
in the European Theatre primarily
with the 36th Infantry Division and
was a recipient of the Purple Heart
and Bronze Star. He was one of the
first medical officers to land in Italy
during the initial invasion at Paestum,
Italy (Salerno).
He received anesthesia training at
Detroit area hospitals and was director
of anesthesia at Holy Cross Hospital
in Detroit from 1949-1972 and at
Nativadad Medical Center in Salinas,
Calif., from 1972-1980. He also served
as chief of staff at both hospitals and
as medical director at Nativadad, as
well as being a clinical professor of
anesthesia at Stanford University.
Dr. Marks was an active benefactor
of many environmental, educational
and health organizations. He was
a lifetime associate of Hadassah, a
charter member of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum, a lifetime member
of the World War II Memorial and was
a 50-year contributor to the Jewish
He is survived by his daughters,
Judith Harrison and her husband Ray
of Holly, Karen Burkhardt and her
husband Jon of Potomac, Md.; son,
Merrill "Chick" Marks and his wife
Judith of West Hartford, Conn.; grand-
children, Jeremy and Mark Harrison,
Kevin Burkhardt, Chris Goldfein,
Melissa and Adam Marks; two great-
grandchildren, Ethan and Gracelyn
Harrison; brother, Ellis and his wife
Flori of Lauderhill, Fla.
He was predeceased by his wife
of 48 years, Jeannette Wolf Marks;
his second wife of 16 years, Dorothy
Seybold; his brother, Charles.
The family will have a private cel-
ebration of his life at a future date.
Arrangements by New Britain
Memorial-Sagarino Funeral Home in
New Britain, Conn.

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