Former Fairfield physician, Dr. Arthur R. Marks, 94, died Wednesday, February 12th at Wesley Palms Assisted Living in San Diego, California.
After graduation from the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a battalion surgeon. He started his private practice in 1950 in Fairfield, the same year Fairfield Memorial Hospital opened. He was the only surgeon in the area for many years. He remained in Fairfield until his retirement 37 years later. He served as a member of the Fairfield Park District for ten years and as president for eight years. In 1987, he moved to La Jolla, California to retire. He returned to work in clinics and emergency rooms until he was 90 years old.
Dr. Arthur R. Marks is survived by two daughters, Daryl Nelkin of Sevierville, TN and Melisse Marks of Cincinnati, OH; three sons, Dan Marks of Carbondale, IL, John Marks of Bluford, and Dr. Anthony Marks of La Jolla, CA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
On March 7th there will be a memorial service with military burial at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.