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Victor Allen Markus finished his life's journey on Sunday, October 20, 2013.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Romanian immigrants Alexander Markus and Anna Farco Markus on October 30, 1920 although in later years he insisted his birthday was October 31, Halloween.

After both parents died, he grew up on a farm fostered by Mrs. White. He graduated from Brecksville High School as Valedictorian.

He served in the Army during World War II, fighting in the Philippines and serving in Occupied Japan. He met Milicent Doris Cave of the Nurse Cadets at Madigan Hospital, Fort Lewis, after he incurred a service related injury. They were married in 1946.

Victor worked for the Mount Vernon Post office for 34 years.

After retiring, he enjoyed gardening, reading, their dog Buttons and his cardiac exercise class at United General Hospital. Millie and Victor moved to Mountain Glen Retirement Community and then Victor moved to Ashley Gardens.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister, and grandson Christopher Holloway.

He is survived by daughter Beverly Ouellet (Scott Rodvelt), William Markus (Judy), Nicholas Markus (Linda), Edward Markus (Jean), grandchildren Amy Holloway, Nicole Holloway, Jessica Holloway, Theresa Holloway, Michelle Markus Tozer, Danny Markus, Katryna Markus Harris, Julie Markus Finley, Alan Markus, and John Markus and 9 great-grandchildren.

Private interment will be Friday, November 1, 2013 at Hawthorne Memorial Park.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:00 PM at the chapel at Hawthorne Funeral Home.

Victor requested memorials be made to the Mount Vernon YMCA or the .

The family would like to thank the staff of Ashley Gardens and the Mountain Glen retirement community as well as the doctors of North Cascade Family Physicians for their compassionate care of Victor.

Arrangement and services under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Oct. 30, 2013
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