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Donald Ariel Marks, 59, of Emmaus, passed on to the Lord in St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown, on March 27, 2008, with his loved ones surrounding him. He died as a result of a massive stroke. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ariel and Madeline (Schaup) Marks. Don graduated from Emmaus High School. He was a member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus. He was employed by Stanley Vidmar for many years. He left there to work at Mack Trucks, where he worked the shears and punch presses. He worked part time for Girls and Guys at Work and most recently, Emmaus Auto Parts. Since 1985, Don was self employed as a photographer, specializing in auto racing photography. He was the track photographer for Grandview Speedway since 1984. He worked his way up in photography to be published in many well known auto racing papers and magazines, winning many awards for his photos, he was presented with a star with his name on the Walk of Fame at Grandview Speedway. He is a member of the Eastern Motorsports Press Association and the Emmaus Fire Company 2,, and was a lifetime member of the Checkered Flag Fan Club. Survivors: Son, Christopher and his fiance Shelly Leshko, both of Whitehall; Dons fiance, Lisa Binder of Emmaus; grandsons, Christian, Johnathan; granddaughter, Nicole; his former wife, Cheryl Marks, and her mother, Evelyn Smith, all of Whitehall. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Call 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Interment in Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus.
Published in Morning Call from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2008
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