Charles L. “Chuck” Marks, a retired American Metropolis Indemnity Co. govt who additionally labored in actual property gross sales, died of most cancers final Friday at Gilchrist Heart in Towson. The Perry Corridor resident was 85.
Charles Leroy Marks, son of John Marks, a baker, and Anna Marks, a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Aisquith Avenue.
“He grew up in poverty as certainly one of seven youngsters,” mentioned his son, David Marks, of Perry Corridor, who’s the Republican Baltimore County Councilman from the fifth District.
Mr. Marks was a 1954 graduate of Metropolis School Excessive Faculty. Two years later, he took a job as a claims adjuster with American Metropolis Indemnity Co., finally rising to senior vice chairman. He retired in 1993.
Mr. Marks studied regulation at evening on the outdated Mount Vernon Faculty of Legislation, now the College of Baltimore Faculty of Legislation, the place he obtained his regulation diploma.
“He was the primary member of his household to graduate from faculty,” his son mentioned.
Whereas working on the insurance coverage firm, Mr. Marks met and fell in love with the previous Gloria Wagner, a secretary, who additionally labored there. They married in 1971.
In 1978, the couple moved to Perry Corridor, and Mr. Marks turned energetic in group affairs and was a member of the manager board of the Perry Corridor Enchancment Affiliation.
Former Democratic Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, additionally from Perry Corridor, appointed Mr. Marks to a four-year time period as a member of the Baltimore County Human Relations Fee.
In 1995, Mr. Gardina appointed Mr. Marks to the Baltimore County Board of Appeals, changing William T. Hackett, former chairman. He subsequently served for 9 years and was chairman for 4.
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Mr. Marks, who earned his actual property license, additionally had a second profession and labored for 38 years as an actual property dealer for a number of companies, together with Lengthy & Foster and Coldwell Banker.
“He was well-known and revered in the true property group,” his son mentioned.
Mr. Marks was a member of Perry Corridor Presbyterian Church and Camp Chapel United Methodist Church, additionally in Perry Corridor.
An Orioles and Ravens fan, Mr. Marks additionally loved touring.
“In his work with the insurance coverage firm, he visited all 48 contiguous states,” Mr. Marks mentioned.
Funeral providers had been held Monday night on the Schimunek Funeral House in Nottingham.
Along with his spouse of 51 years and son, Mr. Marks is survived by two grandchildren, Nicholas Wyatt Marks, 18, and Madeline Elise Mae Marks, 13, of Perry Corridor.