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    Doris Ethel Marks died on August 28, 2015 in Chesilhurst, New Jersey.  Doris was born on June 24, 1927 in New York City to Eva Myra and Philip Albert.  Her passing was preceded by her husband of 62 years Isadore Marks and her three siblings Alan, Thomas, and Arthur.  She is survived by her children, Robin Blume and her husband Ray and Jeffrey Marks and his wife Janet and five grandchildren, Ian, Jedediah, and Alexander Blume and Kimberly Marks Ritchell and Philip Marks.

    Doris Ethel Marks died on August 28, 2015 in Chesilhurst, New Jersey.  Doris was born on June 24, 1927 in New York City to Eva Myra and Philip Albert.  Her passing was preceded by her husband of 62 years Isadore Marks and her three siblings Alan, Thomas, and Arthur.  She is survived by her children, Robin Blume and her husband Ray and Jeffrey Marks and his wife Janet and five grandchildren, Ian, Jedediah, and Alexander Blume and Kimberly Marks Ritchell and Philip Marks. Doris grew up in and around her parents’ candy store in Queens.  She attended Hunter College in New York and graduated with the most current information technology skills then available.  After a whirlwind romance, she married Isadore Marks of Philadelphia, PA on April 16, 1950 and gave birth to Robin while still living in Philadelphia and Jeffrey after moving to New York. Doris and her family moved to Allentown in 1959, Youngstown in 1962, and Philadelphia in 1967.  She was a dedicated mother and homemaker while her children were growing up working part-time at the Youngstown JCC.  Doris became a full time employee as a Philadelphia public school secretary in 1968, initially at Gillespie Junior High and then becoming the head secretary at Frankford High where she remained until her retirement in 1993.  Doris and Isadore moved to Huntingdon Valley and finally to Marlton, NJ to be closer to their grandchildren.Doris was a strong, loving, and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother.   She loved to travel, read, play Mahjong, and complete the most complex double crostics available.  Doris had tremendous information and vocabulary always at the ready and was our family’s answer to Google long before the internet.  She delighted in producing obscure but interesting facts, quotes, and song lyrics whenever needed.  Doris passed away peacefully after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease.  A memorial will be held at the Mansion in Voorhees NJ on September 20.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be directed to either the Alzheimer’s Association or Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice.