Robert J. Marks

Died Jan. 15, 2018


Robert J. Marks, 74, of Au Gres, formerly of Sterling Heights, passed away in his home Jan. 15, 2018.

Bob was a former section chief in Detroit’s Regional Veterans Affairs Office before his retirement in 2001. He was an active member of the Standish VFW Post 3724. Even through retirement, he continued to assist veterans seeking assistance from the Veterans Administration.

In his spare time, Bob enjoyed fishing, woodworking and reading. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis I. (Cope) Marks; niece, Lisa Marks of North Carolina; nephew, Jeffrey Marks of Maryland; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Cope of Oklahoma. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Marks Paine and John O. Marks of Utica; and brother, Donald E. Marks of North Carolina.

According to Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 E. Michigan Ave., Au Gres, MI 48703. Bob’s family will welcome friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at


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