Charles W. “Chip” Marks, age 77, of 312 Lick Run Road, Bloomsburg died Sunday morning, September 11, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville where he was a patient.
Born in Bloomsburg on March 23, 1945, he was a son of the late Warren and Bessie (Funk) Marks. He spent most of his life in the Bloomsburg area and was a 1963 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School. He was an outstanding soccer player and wrestler in high school.
Following high school, he enlisted and served in the United States Army and later the Army Reserves.
Chip was employed in the Maintenance Department of Bloomsburg University as a painter for 35 years.
He enjoyed NASCAR racing, sports of all kinds, watching television, especially “The Pickers”. In his younger years he also raced at the Numedia Drag Strip. He was hard working and enjoyed working on his farm and caring for his horses. He was an excellent carpenter and enjoyed helping others. Chip was very patient with everyone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Clinton Haines.
Chip is survived by his wife, the former Alyce J. Gearinger, with whom he celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on July 4, 2022; two daughters, Lisa E., wife of Brian Cooke, Bloomsburg and Kerry J. Haines of Middleburg, a son Chad W. Marks and his fiancé Danielle Hampton of Bloomsburg, seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a sister, Patricia Doraski and a brother Raymond John Marks and his wife Cecelia "Cookie", all of Catawissa and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Chip will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at noon in the Lime Ridge Community Hall, Fourth Street, in Lime Ridge.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.