Dorothy G. 'Ginger' Marks of Glenmoore Dorothy G. "Ginger" Marks, 66, of Glenmoore, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, with her family at her side, after fighting a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Marks, with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Dorothy Smith Gerbron of Ardmore and the late Walter Gerbron. She was a 1969 graduate of West Chester University and was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. Ginger was employed by the Downingtown School District and taught second grade at the Lionville Elementary School for the last 16 years of her 27 year teaching career, retiring in 2006. She had a passion for teaching and was extremely dedicated to her work with children, all of whom she dearly loved. To her, teaching was more than a full time job; it was a major part of her life. She was an avid fan of her sons' lacrosse careers during high school and college, and enjoyed going to many of the games that her husband coached at Villanova University and Franklin and Marshall College. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending time at the family's vacation home in Oxford, Md. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ginger was a member of Glenmoore United Methodist Church, where she was active on many of the church's committees. She was a devout Christian woman who always put others first. Even during her illness, her thoughts were of those in the community who were sick, needed care, or just someone to talk to. During her stay in the hospital, her nurses commented on what a huge impression she had made on them with her spirit and positive nature. She was the force behind "Team Ginger" for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 5k Fall Run held each year in Fairmount Park. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her sons, David (Monica), Justin (Anne), and Brian (Katie); sister, Judy McConaghy (Jack); and her beloved grandchildren, Carter, Riley, Emily, Noah and Grace. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th, at Glenmoore United Methodist Church, 1920 Creek Road in Glenmoore. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. Interment will be in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation by going to their website, http://www.themmrf.org. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on June 28, 2013