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Joseph R. Marks
Retired Manteca Unified maintenance worker
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Joseph R. Marks, 90, entered into rest on June 16, 2010 at Doctors Hospital in Manteca after battling a long illness. He was born on February 8, 1920 in Milpitas, California to the late Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Marion Marques. He joins his parents and in heaven as well as his sister Rosalyn Marques.

In 1945, Joseph moved to Manteca from Agnew, Ca. From 1945-1949 he provided care and financial support to his grandparents. In 1949 he met Irene L. Costa, whom he later married. Together they raised two children in their family home. Joseph worked in maintenance for Manteca Unified School District until his retirement in 1982. Joseph loved his family and took great pride and joy in their individual achievements. He had a passion for cars; maintained a meticulous yard; and always had a willingness to assist neighbor friends and family whenever the need arose. He was member of St. Anthony’s’ Catholic Church where he was involved with YMI.   

Joseph is survived by his wife of 60 years Irene Marks of Manteca. Daughter Beverly Stevens and husband Ron of Modesto and son Richard Marks of Stockton. He was blessed by 2 grandchildren Sean Stevens of Modesto, and Roberts Stevens of Modesto. In addition Joseph is survived by one great-grandchild Patrick Stevens and one surviving brother Tony Marques of Los Altos.
Mr. Marks’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 1 to 7 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. both held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca. A mass will be held on Wednesday June 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 525 E. North St., Manteca. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – Escalon, Ca. An on-line guest book is available for condolences to the family at
 Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, June 20, 2010