Albert J. “Al” Marks, 82, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed away Jan. 21, 2019, at home. A Navy veteran, Al served on the U.S.S. Vesuvius, an ammunition ship, and the U.S.S. Delta, a submarine tender, on several Pacific Far East cruises.
After his Naval service, Al met Mary Koenig of St. Louis, Mo., and they were married in November 1963. They were married 55 years at the time of his passing.
His professional career began as a diesel mechanic and culminated as the Regional Service Manager, Midwest Region, for Freightliner Trucks Corp., including various positions with the company in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas.
A lifelong fishing enthusiast, Al retired from Freightliner in December 1999, and moved to a lake house in Bella Vista, Ark., to pursue his passion while hosting many visits from his children and grandchildren.
A longtime Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, Al was the proud owner of a 1966 SL230 Roadster, as well as many other more contemporary Mercedes products over the years.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Al is survived by his wife Mary; his sister, Betty, and her husband; his children, John (Christina); Angela (Charlie), and Joseph (Amy); and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 25, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to unbound.org or the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., https://mvc.dps.mo.gov/cemeteries/higginsville.php in honor of Albert J. Marks.