Thomas Marks

Obituary of Thomas Marks

Thomas N. Marks, 74, a longtime resident of Chester, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday January 28, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on January 19, 1944 in Lakewood, NJ to the late Arthur and Irma Marks. He was a graduate of Salem College in WV and proudly served in the US Army. Tom served as Trustee at Welkind Rehabilitation Hospital and as Board Member of the Henry Kessler Foundation. Additionally, he served as a Board Member and Greens Chairman at Mendham Golf & Tennis Club, and was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church. He retired in 2007 from Bollinger Insurance Inc. as a Senior Executive Vice President. He was an avid golfer, active in Chester Youth Sports programs and loved his family vacations at Normandy Beach, NJ.

Tom is survived by his best friend and beloved wife of 52 years Susan (Weller) Marks; three devoted children, Jennifer Marks Cohan of Far Hills, NJ, Christine Marks Harley and husband John of Burke, VA, Bryan Thomas Marks and wife Jessica of Gladstone, NJ; six cherished grandchildren, Morgan and Elise Cohan, Jack and Virginia Harley, Isabella and Logan Marks; brother, Kevin Marks of Tempe, AZ; and by many other loving family members and friends.

Tom's Life Celebration will include a visitation on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 4pm-8pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090 15 Furnace Road (corner of rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Friday February 2, 2018 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Chester. Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church Music Program, PO Box 148 Chester, NJ 07930 or the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.