Glenn E. "Gene" Marks Jr., 65

December 30, 2008

APRIL 6, 1943-DEC. 28, 2008

Glenn Eugene "Gene" Marks Jr., 65, of 723 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 6, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Glenn Eugene and Nellie LaRue Barrow Marks.

He was married for 46 years to his wife, Penelope Ann Lowman Marks. They were married Nov. 17, 1962, at Otterbein United Methodist Church (the former St. Paul's E.U.B. Church) in Hagerstown.

He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1961.

He was a member of the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from October 1961 to July 1966, when he received an honorable discharge.

He was a member of Otterbein U.M. Church of Hagerstown.

He was employed with Pangborn Corporation for 35 years and the Board of Education for seven years as a custodian at Boonsboro and South Hagerstown High School, retiring in 2008.


He was assistant Scoutmaster of Cub Scout Pack 101 in Hagerstown for several years. He served as both a coach and a manager for several teams of the former Superior Little League of Hagerstown and helped coach for the Junior Football League in Hagerstown.

He was an avid sports fan of football, baseball, basketball and NASCAR racing. He enjoyed raising vegetables in his garden for many years.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Glenn E. Marks III and Jeffrey A. Marks and wife Christina L. Marks, all of Hagerstown; one sister, Vicki L. Miller of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Corey J. Marks, Shaylynn M. Marks and Jeffrey A. Marks Jr., all of Hagerstown; one stepgrandchild, Amber J. Mongan and one stepgreat-grandchild, Nevaeh Lee, both of Germantown, Md., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

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