Obituary of Edmund Francis Marks
On Friday, July 17, 2020, just before dawn, Edmund Francis Marks, who was born October 22, 1923, peacefully departed this life and was received into the embrace of his loving wife, Lorraine Claire Dendinger Marks. Also welcoming him were his mother, Henrietta Cook Marks Dufour; his father, Edmund Francis Marks Sr.; his stepfather, Theodore Joseph Dufour; and his sister, Audrey Marks Cavanagh (Henry). He leaves behind his loving daughters, Nancy Marks Boudreaux and Peggy Marks Villemarette (Warren); his grandchildren, Nicholas Joel Boudreaux, Dorse Michael Boudreaux, Allison Marie Villemarette Byrd (Matthew), Megan Elizabeth Villemarette Roark (Kenneth), and Paul Michael Villemarette (Emily); and his great-grandchildren, Warren Edmund, Robert Pierce, Charlotte Marie and Conner Berlin Byrd, and Katherine Elizabeth and Everette Claire Roark. During World War II, Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Martin B-26 Marauder pilot who flew thirty-eight combat missions in the European Theatre providing air support over Germany, France, and during the Battle of the Bulge. He retired as a salesman from Stewart Warner Alemite Company. He was one of the last surviving members of the Shout and Screamers Social Club. To Ed, everyone was his “Pal”. Although he loved woodworking, building toys, the sound of laughter, and the sharing of a funny story, joke, or limerick, he cherished the time he spent with family especially playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family, as well as by all who knew him. A heartfelt thanks to Carrie and Dennis with Concerned Care and to Amanda and Noelle with Anvoi Hospice for their loving care and support. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church located at 910 Crossgates Blvd. in Slidell, Louisiana on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Due to Covid-19, facemasks and social distancing are required. A private interment at Southeast Veterans Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice and honor his and all Veterans’ military service and dedication by standing for the National Anthem in his memory.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edmund Marks, please visit Tribute Store
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