TROY - Peter Anthony Marks, 79, of Troy, NY passed away on January 11, 2020 in Ballston Spa, NY after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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Pete was born on October 3, 1940 in Troy, NY and grew up in Mechanicville. As a young man, he served his country in the United States Air Force. After returning home, he worked as a Troy police officer, receiving the Silver Shield Award in 1972, for saving a young man's life. Pete was a natural born entrepreneur who enjoyed cooking, working on cars, and fixing everything.
He is survived by his children, Anthony (Patty) Fortney, Chris (Janice) DeVito, John(Carol) Phillips, Ronnie (Christine) Marks, Susan (Henry) Marks & Maria (Bill) Bashford; Grandchildren, Leilani, Landon, Billy, Brody, Nicolas & Chase; Sisters, Helen Rose & Catherine Minn; Brothers, Phillip, Michael, Bruce & Joseph Marks. He is predeceased by his parents, Phillip Marks and Mary Hmura, as well as his daughter, Christine Marks.
The family will greet friends from 4:00-7:00pm on January 21, 2020 at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville 12118. Military honors and inurnment at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY will be held on Wednesday, January 22 at 2:00PM. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery's visitor center at 1:45PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.