Cur­tis Marks

BORN HULL, JULY 29, 1913. DIED HULL, SEPTEM­BER 4, 2008, AGED 95.

The Jewish Chronicle - - Obituaries -

ALEADING MEM­BER of the Hull com­mu­nity, Cur­tis Marks was honorary trea­surer of the Hull Old He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion from 198085, then vice-chair­man from 1986 un­til its amal­ga­ma­tion with the West­ern Syn­a­gogue in 1994, as well as be­ing a trus­tee.

He was born in Hull, one of eight chil­dren of Jack and Miriam Marks. In 1939 he went to visit his fa­ther, then liv­ing in Bel­gium, and es­caped on the last boat to leave be­fore the out­break of the Sec­ond World War. De­spite en­list­ing in the Bri­tish Army, he served most of the war as a staff chauf­feur in the US army.

In Septem­ber 1943 he mar­ried Min­nie Le­vit­sky of Liver­pool. Af­ter the war he es­tab­lished, with his wife and brother, Mau­rice, a suc­cess­ful chain of drap­ery shops, called Marks and Marks, in Hull.

He started his com­mu­nal in­volve­ment as chair­man of the burial board from 1964-75. An ob­ser­vant Jew, he reg­u­larly at­tended ser­vices un­til a year be­fore his death.

Pre­de­ceased by his elder son only seven weeks be­fore his own death, he is sur­vived by his wife, son, daugh­ter, six grand­chil­dren and two great­grand­chil­dren.

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