MARKUS, Robert C.
45th Street, Paw Paw
Passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 17, 2005 at Lakeview Continuing Care Center, Lawton. Robert was born July 16, 1923 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Harold and Catherine (Ackerman) Markus. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. Bob was employed by the Upjohn Company as a sheet metal mechanic, retiring in 1997. Bob was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw, Knights of Columbus Council #3798 and the 4th Degree Assembly #522. He was a co-founder of the Thanksgiving Dinner and loved fishing and traveling. On May 3, 1958, in Battle Creek, Bob was united in marriage to Janet Louise Burgie, who survives. Also surviving are a 4 sons, Robert J. (Jillonne) Markus of Maumee OH, Joseph H. (Diane) Markus of Sturgis, Michael P. (Suzanne) Markus of Marcellus, and Gregory A. (Janet Briggs) Markus of Niles, MI; 2 daughters, Barbara Ann (David) Gerhard of Portage, and Nancy L. Markus of Greensboro, NC; 12 grandchildren; sister, Dolores "Jean" Fisher of Kalamazoo, 2 brothers, Richard J. (Hazel) Markus of Peoria, AZ, and Gerald T. (Patricia) Markus of Portage; many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harold J. Markus Jr. and James W. Markus. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw , where a K of C vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. under the auspices of K of C Council #3798 Paw Paw. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Rev. Fr. Robert F. Creagan, Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Paw Paw with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Share a memory or condolence on line at: www.timeformemory
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 5/19/2005. (Posted by a volunteer-no family connection)