Mary Marks, 91

Mary A. Marks, age 91, of Toledo, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2009. One of four children, she was born on June 17, 1918, in Central City, Kentucky. She moved to Miami, Florida in 1936 where she attended the University of Miami, receiving a degree in music education in 1940. She joined Local 655 in 1939 and played double bass in the Miami Philharmonic, the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra, and the Greater Miami Opera Orchestra. She also taught school at Shenandoah Elementary in Miami, and was an avid world traveler, nature lover, and art enthusiast. Fred and Mary moved to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1985 to be near their extended family. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Fredric Marks, a son, Eric of Edmonton, Alberta, a daughter, Valrie Kantorski of Toledo, Ohio, a sister, Margaret Nelson of San Antonio, Texas, as well as 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charitable organization.

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