Isaac Sackman Marx
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Isaac Sackman Marx, 92, passed away peacefully at home in Monroe, Louisiana Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Sackman was a true American hero - to his family, community and country. Sack, as he was called by all, was born and raised in Monroe and served his country in World War II as a pilot in the Air Corp. He was shot down and held as a prisoner of war before returning to Monroe with his wife Carol. Sack and Carol raised three adoring children Jill, Paul and Barbara while continuing to support and contribute to the Monroe community of which they were an integral part.
Sack's life can be summed up in a quote he gave sometime back, "Whenever I can help save someone's life that is what I want to do because my life was saved".
In addition to Sack's unconditional love, interest, care and assistance to so many individuals in the community, he served on a number of boards and was a member of several civic and social organizations. He was a founding member of the Louisiana Blood Center of Monroe, which became LifeShare Blood Centers where he continued to serve in many capacities including being a board member. In recognition of his involvement The I. Sackman Marx Scholarship Fund was established. He was chairman of the Civil Service Board of Monroe, the Board of Directors of the Monroe Savings and Loan and was on the Board of Directors and President of Congregation B'nai Israel. He was also a member of the West Monroe Rotary Club, Monroe Jaycees, Bayou Desiard Country Club and Lotus Club.
Sack was a 1937 graduate of Neville High School where he was President of the Student Body. He graduated from Tulane University in 1941 and later received his Advance Pilot License from the University of Louisiana Monroe. His career at Southern Hardware was interrupted while he served in the Air Corp. After retiring from Southern Hardware, he and Carol formed COMAX, which was a small company through which they could assist the elderly with their health insurance claims.
Sack was a devoted husband to his wife of 64 years and an inspirational father to his three children and their spouses, Jill and Michael Kantrow, Paul and Mary Marx, Barbara and Bernard Levy. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Sack grew up with his brother Joe and cousins, Fred and Howard. They and their families were an important part of Sack's life.
Sack was preceded in death by his wife Carol; parents Joe Sr. and Bessie; sister-in-law Betty; brother and sister-in-law Joe Jr. and Wilma.
Pallbearers are his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Marx, Fred Marx, Howard Marx, Don Marx, Chip Marx, Joe Schendle, Landon Miles, and Tom Sanders.
Services will be held at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Hwy 165, Monroe, LA at Noon Friday, March 29, 2013, preceded by visitation from 10a.m until Noon. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery.
The family request that in lieu of flowers for those wishing to make a donation that they consider: The I. Sackman Scholarship Fund c/o LifeShare Blood Centers, 2909 Kilpatrick Blvd, Monroe LA 71201; Congregation B'nai Israel, 2400 Orell, Monroe, LA 71201; or the
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Published in The News Star on Mar. 28, 2013