Adan Marks Jr., 83, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle entered into the glory of his eternal life on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Solara Hospital in Brownsville surrounded by his loving family.|
Adan, a native of Rio Grande City, had been a resident of Brownsville since 1951. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served his country in the U.S. Navy. Adan also served Brownsville as a police officer for 35 years. Adan was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Adan was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those fortunate to have known him.
Adan was preceded in death by his parents, Beatriz and Adan Marks Sr., and a sister, Estrella Peña.
Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of him are his loving wife of 62 years, Olga G. Marks; his children: Yvonne (Mariano Jr.) Manzano, Bernadine Joines, David Marks and Jessica (Dagoberto) Lastra; the grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Mariano Manzano III, Yvette Marie (Braldo Hernandez) Lastra, Adam Manzano, Dagoberto Lastra Jr. and David Zachary Marks; and a great-granddaughter, Meadow A'mor Manzano. Adan will also be missed by his siblings: Belta (Arturo+) Guerra, Rodolfo Marks, Ernesto Marks, and America (Ronnie) Conaulty and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. The Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1914 Barnard Road, Brownsville. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park. Military and Police Honors will be rendered by the Brownsville Police Dept. and American Legion John Hanson Post 43 Funeral Honor Guards at the gravesite.
David Marks, Mariano Manzano Jr., Dagoberto Lastra, Mariano Manzano III, Dagoberto Lastra Jr. and Adam Manzano are honored to be serving as Adan's pallbearers. David Zachary Marks, Braldo Hernandez, Pat Ochoa, Ruben S. Garcia Sr., Henry Saldaña and Alex Perez will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Beacon Harbor Home Health Agency nurses: Judy, Zulema, Dora, Yolanda, and Velma; Dr. Ricardo Adame, Valley Regional Medical Center ICU and nurses, the Solara Hospital ICU Unit and nursing Staff, and Dr. Ahmad Karkoutly for the kind and tender care that you ministered to Mr. Marks. May God continue to bless you as you minister to others.
You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook and send your condolences online to the Marks family at www.darlingmouser.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Sept. 17, 2013