Deceased Information


    Marsha Marks

    Miriam bat Aharon

  • AGE



    Friday, September 08, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, September 11, 2023


    2:30 PM




    Meeting ID: 849 8054 2093

    Passcode: 487106


    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be observed Monday through Thursday beginning at 6PM

    5430 Dunwoody Mill Court, Atlanta, GA 30360



    Marsha Kass Marks, a dedicated educator and lifelong learner, passed away September 08, 2023. Born May 6, 1935, in New York City, Marsha's life was a testament to the power of knowledge and the impact of a loving wife and mother.  Marsha's thirst for knowledge and academic achievement was evident from an early age. She graduated summa cum laude from Hunter College in 1956 and graduated Yale University in 1957 with her Master's degree in History. Marsha's academic achievements laid the foundation for her lifelong dedication to teaching and learning. Throughout her 56-year teaching career, Marsha had the privilege of inspiring countless minds. She began teaching at Georgia State University when it was housed in just one building; it now covers much of downtown Atlanta. She then joined Alabama A&M University as Associate Professor of History when she and her husband moved to Huntsville, AL after they married in 1965. She taught at Georgia Perimeter College once she moved back to Atlanta in 2007 to live with her daughter after her husband’s death.  Marsha was an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity. Her personal book collection numbered into the thousands (mostly history, murder mysteries, and science fiction). She loved holding books and never adopted Kindles or iPads; she often referred to herself as a closet Luddite. She was also a passionate believer in the separation of church and state, reproductive rights, and civil rights for all – and readily shared her thoughts, none of which were popular topics when she lived in Alabama in 1960s until she moved back to Atlanta in 2007.  Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Marsha will be remembered for her sweet nature, her sense of humor and ready laugh, and her unwavering love for and dedication to her husband and daughter. She touched many people with her sweet smile, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her. Marsha Kass Marks will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on through the lives she touched, the knowledge she imparted, and the kindness she showed to others. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 40 years, Henry Marks. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Marks, her sister, Dr. Nanette Wenger, her 3 nieces, and her great-nieces and -nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Atlanta Humane Society or Jewish Children’s Regional Service ( Arrangements by Dressler's, 770-451-4999.


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  • Robin Kramarow and Jonathan Mintz

    Dear Barbara, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and are thinking of you. May your mother's memory be for blessing.

  • Ronna Marcus

    Barbara, my condolences on the loss of your mother. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • brian wiatrak

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Marsha was a special and an amazing woman and always so pleasant and easy to talk to! Being a history buff I Always loved that she was a history professor. Such an interesting lady! ??

  • Lee Ballard Kelly

    Dear Barbara I am so sad to hear of the death of your Mother. She was a delightful woman. Please accept my condolences during this sad time.

  • Elana and sim

    Barbara, you have been the epitome of a devoted and loving daughter. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories of your mother (and father) along with other family members. Baruch Dayan emet

  • Jean and Gary Jackson

    A loving, witty, smart, beautiful woman who will be dearly missed. We enjoyed her company, her insight and sense of humor. Barbara, you share those traits forever with your Mom.

  • Lynne Westbrook

    Barbara, your mom was a treasure. Extraordinary intelligent, but the epitome of humility and grace. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Allen and Sheri Dresser

    Such a wonderful and loving tribute. Sending our love, condolences, and deepest sympathy to Barbara and her entire family during this difficult time.

  • Gail Dryburgh

    Dear Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mother. Sending you hugs. May her memory be a blessing. Gail

  • Cynthia Fink

    Barbara, sending much love and many prayers to you during this difficult time. Your mother’s life was well lived with much love and she will live on in the hearts of many.

  • Emily Borna

    Marsha’s memory is a blessing. She was a devoted sister, wife, mother, educator and beloved addition to our book club. Baruch Dayan haemet.

  • Gail A. Solomon

    Barbara and Nanette, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and sister. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Jean Cooper

    Dear Nanette, Jerry joins me in sending condolences to you for the loss of your sister.

  • Elaine and Jerry

    Dear Nanette- We send deep sympathy on the loss of your beloved sister, Marsha. We hope, in time, memories will become consoling. With love, Elaine and Jerry

  • Randi Lovinger Strumlauf

    Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss. I only met your mom a couple of times but remember her sweetness. Your loving care sustained her for many years. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Reba Herzfeld

    I remember your mom many years ago coming to some other Ketura Hadassah knit gatherings. such a lovely lady. sincere condolences on your loss Reba Herzfeld, Loudon, TN

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