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Lewis Henry Marks ’37

Published in Mar. 26, 2003, issue

Lew died on Dec. 8, 2002, in Jacksonville, Fla. He came to us from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. Lew majored in economics with honors, was president of Campus Club, and was a member of the Student/Faculty Council.

He joined the Navy as an apprentice seaman, served in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and was discharged as a lieutenant jg.

Lew was president of Marks Lumber Co. and later G&L Construction Co. In our 50th-reunion book, he listed his pride in building apartment complexes of 250 units and 225 mini-warehouses.

One of the class's avid golfers, Lew was a founder and member of San Jose Country Club and held memberships in Epping Forest, the River Club, the Honey Do's, and the Sapphire Valley Country Club in North Carolina, where he had a summer home.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Betty Balfour; daughters Anne Hayhurst, Pat Schages, and Beth Deitz; his son, Lewis Jr.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Betty Clarke. He was predeceased by two brothers, Herbert '33 and James '35. We offer his family our profound sympathy.

The Class of 1937

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