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John Lewis Marks

June 20, 1927 - March 27, 2020

Due to the current circumstances involving the coronavirus disease, there will be no public visitation.  A private graveside service will be held at Bridgeport Cemetery.

You may visit our home page on our website at www.amoscarvelli.com for further updates or changes to our visitation policy.

For those unable to attend, you are encouraged to sign our Guestbook available on Mr. Marks’ obituary published on our website. A Service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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John Lewis Marks, 92, of Bridgeport, passed away suddenly on March 27, 2020 at his residence.

 

Mr. Marks was born on June 20, 1927, a son of the late Raymond and Delma Faye Lauderman Marks.

 

John was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Gay Romano Marks, who passed away on January 22, 2010. They were married on May 3, 1947 after being high school sweethearts.

 

Mr. Marks is survived by his three children, Carol Ann Anderson and husband Richard, John Lewis Marks Jr. and wife Linda and Tina Marie Yankosky and husband Dwight, all of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren, Christopher Anderson and wife Leigh, John Anderson and wife Allison, Alyssa Skasik and husband Drew, Kristin Hebert and husband Kaleb, Wendy Riffle and husband Terry, Sam Marks and wife Lara, Scott Marks and wife Jennifer and Malaki Marks; nine great-grandchildren, Mallory, Lydia and Owen Anderson, Evan and Emily Anderson, Patrick John Skasik, Liam, Arlo and Narissa Marks, and was looking forward to baby girl Hebert on the way; one brother, James C. Marks and wife Karen of Bridgeport; one aunt, Josephine Lauderman; sisters-in-law, Nancy Marks of Bridgeport and Mary Marks of Myrtle Beach; brothers-in-law, Thomas Ayoob of Bridgeport and Carmen Romano and wife Mary Ann of Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond “Dick” Marks, Robert Marks and Jackie Marks; sisters, Betty Beto, Judy Ayoob and Patty Marks; and granddaughter, Ashley Yankosky.

 

John graduated from Victory High School, class of 1945, where he was a star football and basketball player. In his early years he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing when not working around the house or in his garden. He was always proud of his gardens and would share the vegetables he had raised with family, friends and neighbors.

 

John was a skilled bricklayer and was a member of the Bricklayer’s Union for over 60 years. He worked for various contractors on many local and statewide projects. Before being employed at Union Carbide in Anmoore he was an employee of Clyde M. Shrum, general contractor. He would finish out his career at Union Carbide where he worked for a number of years before retiring in 1990.

 

John, his father and brothers, built a home in the North View section of Clarksburg where John and his wife Mary Gay resided until Mary’s passing. He then moved to Easy Street in Bridgeport where he has resided until current.

 

Mr. Marks was a member of St. James Catholic Church in North View where he served as an usher for many years. He was currently a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.

 

John was a good, honest and hard-working man. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend and neighbor. Of all his many hobbies he most enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.

 

Due to the current circumstances involving the coronavirus disease, there will be no public visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Bridgeport Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in John’s honor to one of the following organizations he supported:

Clarksburg Mission: 312 N. 4th Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Salvation Army of Clarksburg: 1010 S. Chestnut Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: stjude.org/donate
or by mail at; 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

 

You may visit our home page on our website at www.amoscarvelli.com for further updates or changes to our visitation policy.

 

For those unable to attend, you are encouraged to sign our Guestbook available on Mr. Marks’ obituary published on our website. A Service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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