William C. Marks Sr.

Born: Sat., Jul. 12, 1941
Died: Wed., Mar. 7, 2018


3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 11, 2018
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Divine Liturgy

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 12, 2018
Location: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church

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William “Papa” Bill C. Marks Sr., 76, of Gargano Towers, Farrell, PA fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday March 7th, 2018, after suffering from a fatal brain disorder known as CJD.
Bill was born on July 12th, 1941 in Sharon, PA to Frank and Ann (Urdea) Marks. He graduated from Sharon High School class of 1961. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps, Cherry Point, NC. He worked in the furnace department of Wheatland Tube Company for over 30 years, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Hermitage, PA, a member of Compassionate Friends Support Group, and was active in helping Pro-Life of Mercer County.
He was a member of the Italian Home in Farrell where he enjoyed playing bocce, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved traveling to casinos and watching horse racing, most important to him was his grandchildren. Bill would pick his grandchildren up from school, take them to eat, and loved watching them play sports.
Surviving is a daughter, Debbie Marks (Kurt) of Sharon, son, Reverend Father Kevin E. Marks, Pastor of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Hermitage, PA and St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell, OH, also the Vocation Director of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, grandchildren, Shayna (Ralph) Odem, Janayia Chester, SaVanah Chester, Kurtasia Chester, Brenton Cottle, great grandchildren, Sincere, Carter, twins Dream & Shiloh, Elijah, and Haylo on the way, a sister, Monica (Michael) Zipay, aunt, Mary Lou (Tom) Cimoric, and former wife, Greta Marks. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
He was preceded in death by son, William “Billy” Marks Jr. who passed away April 11th, 2014, parents, Frank & Ann Marks, and uncle, William F. Marks.
Parastas prayer service will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 11th, 2018.
Friends may call Sunday March 11th, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Panachida will begin at 10:30 am on Monday March 12th, 2018 in the SHERMAN Funeral Home.
Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held Monday March 12th, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church Hermitage, PA with Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla as main celebrant and co-celebrated by his priest and son, Rev. Kevin E. Marks, and other clergy.
Burial will take place in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery with full military honors offered.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mercer County chapter of Compassionate Friends 27 Hnida Rd. West Middlesex, PA 16159, in memory of Bill.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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james jordan
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Billy was life long friend and his mother and mine were very close friends for many years. He was a true gentleman and a very kind human being. I know how much he loved his family. And to his family, I express my sympathy . We were lucky to have known him and the world was a better place while he lived. May God's shinning light shine on you, Billy for ever more. Jim Jordan

Bill Kerins
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Your Dad was a great person whom I was pleased to know through his years at Wheatland Tube. Bill always had a smile and a kind word for me every time I spoke with him. God grant him eternal rest.

Pam Fanone
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a sweet man. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Sympathy to your family from Donnie and Pam Fanone.

Flora L. Newby
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
Debbie, so sorry to learn of your father's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Praying for your strength.

Linda Yonker
   Posted Sun March 11, 2018
Dear Father Kevin and Marks family,

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May he rest in peace.

The Ken and Judy Yonker Family
Linda Houston, TX
Andrea, The Villages Fl
Kenny, Charleston WV
Francis, Flower Mound, TX

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