Herman (Red) Marks, 91, a lifelong Bronx resident passed from cancer at Calvary Hospital on March 16, 2021. Herman was the beloved and only child of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Marks.
Throughout his life, Herman held many roles in service to his country. A veteran of the Korean War as a military policeman, Herman also served as a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the George Washington Bridge. After retiring from the police force, he went on to be a security administrator for many years.
Everyone who met Herman agreed that he was always easy to talk to, no matter the topic. Among his many hobbies and interests, Herman was an avid reader and enjoyed the lost art of stamp and coin collecting. All three of his children share his love for baseball, bowling and Christmas decorating since he made these activities fun and memorable. For more than 20 years, Herman coached Kingsbridge Little League, including his two sons. He loved spending summers at the Philipse Manor Beach club and swimming in the Hudson River. He was still bowling in leagues, swimming and putting up Christmas lights on his terrace into his eighties.
Above all else, Herman’s family and friends were his priority. He loved spending time with the people who mattered most. From gorgeous days at the beach club to proud moments on the sidelines of sporting events, Herman was most happy supporting his children and grandchildren and did so as often as he could. His children always cherished his support.
Up until 2019, he organized monthly Police Retiree dinner/luncheons so their camaraderie could continue after retirement.
Herman was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 68 years, Allene Marks and his son-in-law, Nick Barcia. He is survived by his three children Richard (Kathie), Thomas (Laura) and Kathlene Marks-Barcia (Sal Alleluia), his grandchildren Kerri (Bobby) Ogrudek, Thomas, Christopher (Linda), Brett and Kyle and his great grandchildren, Brandon & Brian Marks and Aidan & Ryan Ogrudek.
A private family service was held on March 20th followed by interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Our family is thankful to Calvary Hospital for their kindness and care and would appreciate any memorial contributions be sent to them.
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