In Memory of George B. Marks, Sr.


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

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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.

George B. Marks, Sr's Tribute Wall

Tributes (5):

  1. It’s been an honor to get to know George these past couple of years, and even moreso these past two months. I really hope to live the rest of my life more like George did and to be like George as I go out. He seemed to really live each day to it’s fullest, to be joyful even in difficulties, to see every problem not a problem, but challenge to solve. His love for God, his anticipation in meeting Him face to face, as well as reuniting with old family and friends is inspiring. I truly wish I’d have met George 30 years ago, I’m grateful for the time I did know him. I’m counting on his prayers for me now and will be praying for him, his family, and those closest to him.

  2. For the past 20 years I’ve gotten to know George and there was never a time I didn’t pass him by Where he wouldn’t reach out to say hi, ask me how I was doing and show me a big smile. And then there’s all the corny jokes that George would have. He loved to make you laugh. George was a consistent man of integrity and powerful prayer! As a young man in my faith, I could always look to George and see what mature passionate love for Christ and the Holy Spirit would look like. What a beautiful life! What a powerful witness!

  3. George,
    You lived a very very interesting life. You did everything from ham radio, and photography to designing parts for NASA and other places. Your stories never grew old. You were even in 2 different armed forces. You were a very holy and generous man, and always eager to share your faith with others. I believe strongly that you are in heaven telling God one of ypur countless jokes, you always did have a sense of humor. When i came to visit you a few weeks ago i asked how you were doing. You said to me “i got one foot in the grave and another on a bannana peel” thank you George for your service to our country and for everything you have done for us. May God welcome you into your new eternal home, Heaven

  4. Such a man of Joy and love of the Lord. He loved his family, his faith, and everyone he encountered. He gave my son a love for the world of ham radios and Vas got his ham radio license at age 16 because of George’s encouragement. And George lent Vas his first ham radio, and showed him how to use it. And yes George could tell a good story. I loved hearing about his past and how he designed parts for the space program and other important accounts out east. Oh what hope we have that George is now in full health and soon, if not now, able to run and not go weary, and play a little tennis if they have courts up there. 🙂 . I am honored to be among his many friends . May he rest in the peace of Christ.

  5. Very sorry for your loss.. I remember him to be a very sweet and very kind man who loved his family deeply! I hope the family finds comfort knowing he is with God..