9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul, MN
11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul, MN
George Bernhard Marks, Sr., age 79 of St. Paul, MN, passed away April 15, 2017 at the Woodbury Senior Living Care Center in Woodbury, MN.
George was born February 26, 1938 in Norristown, PA, to parents Herman and Helena Marks. He was born shortly after his fraternal twin brother, John. George grew up and attended school in Norristown, graduating from Norton High School in 1956. He attended Ursinus College, in Collegeville, PA and Villanova University near Philadelphia, PA. George served in the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was united in marriage to Marie Logrippo on June 23, 1962 at Visitation BVM Church in Trooper, PA. George worked as a Consultant and Mechanical Engineer, holding 18 patents. ("I made the mold for that!"
George adored his family and loved spending time with them. He held a strong belief and devotion to his catholic faith. For the past 40 years, he worked with the youth of the St. Paul Outreach - Evangelization Team through NET Ministries out of West St. Paul. In his earlier years, he participated in waterskiing, tennis and golf. George was fond of photography and videography, and he was entertained by his Ham Radio. He was fascinated by the Space Program and NASA, but appreciated nature and all of God’s creations. George enjoyed reading and writing poetry, and was a fabulous story teller who could embellished even the shortest story.
George is survived by his children, George, Jr. (Debby) Marks, John, Sr. (Dawn) Marks, Deborah Marks (Al), and Lou Ann Marks (Travis); 15 grandchildren, Marisa, Paul, Marlena, Dylon, Jesse, Andrew, Joseph, and Cole; Travis and John, Jr.; Anthony, Catrina and Lysandra; Austin and Brandie; 12 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Brooklyn, Vivian, Christin, Alexis, Giovanni, Aubriella, Ivy, Salina, Maia, Vincent, Aiden, and one more on the way; brothers, Herman (Mary Ann) and John; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved friend, Marie (Logrippo) Marks; infant son, Paul Derek Marks; and sister-in-law, Carmelia Marks.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Church of St. Joseph, 1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul, MN. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass on Monday. Interment with Military Honors at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred.