George H. Markt, Jr., age 85 years, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on August 24, 1928, he was the son of the late George H. and Delia A. (Lydon) Markt. He graduated from Sharon High School with the class of 1946, and stayed active with all of his class reunions. George proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1953 as a Corporal. In 1979, George earned his Associates Degree from Massasoit Community College. He has been a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts for the past 10 years, moving from Sharon, where he lived for 75 years. George began his carrer as a call fireman for the Sharon Fire Department, before becoming a police officer. He continued to serve the Town of Sharon on the Police Department for 27 years, retiring in 1985 as a Sergeant. After his retirement, George remained active with the department as a Special Police Officer for many years. In addition, he was the owner and operator of George H. Markt & Sons Oil Company, Inc for over 30 years. Affectionately known as Bumpa, he was a member of the Sharon Historical Society, VFW Post 7238, and was elected to the Sharon High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He also volunteered his time assisting with the elections in Sharon and for Meals on Wheels for 27 years. Most of all, George was a devoted husband and family man who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to all of their events. Beloved husband of the late Mary C. (Grady) Markt. Loving father of George and his wife Denise of Warwick, NY, Mary A. Alioto and her husband Paul of Norton, Joseph T. Markt and his wife Christine of Sharon, Carol A. Gannon and her husband Steven of Norton, David F. Markt and his wife Elizabeth of Melrose, and Catherine P. Earley and her husband Timothy of Sharon. Cherished grandfather of Morgan Markt, George and Brooke Markt, Allison and Brittany Alioto, Brian and Danny Gannon, Leah and Cameron Markt, and Kevin and Julia Earley. Brother of the late Thomas J. Markt. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Georges Life Celebration on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4-8 PM and Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 9-9:30 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 59 Cottage Street Sharon on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10AM. Interment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sharon Historical Society, P.O. Box 175, Sharon, MA 02067 or the
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Published in The Sharon Advocate from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2013