OBITUARY: George Joseph Markis |

OBITUARY: George Joseph Markis

George Joseph Markis passed away March 24, 2010 at the age of 80 after a battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure. He spent the last two months of his life at the Carson Tahoe ContinueCARE Hospital in Carson City, NV.

Born October 17, 1929 in Butztown, PA to George and Julia (Fej) Markis he was one of six children. Married in 1960 to wife Joan they moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1968 and lived there for the last 42 years.

George worked in the local area as an honorable auto salesman for many years. He was an avid fisherman and bowler. He loved crossword puzzles, memorizing numbers, basketball, and spending time with his grandchildren.

George is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Helen Kursitis and MaryAnn Geyer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Joan Markis; his eldest daughter Tanya Markis-Meyer, resident of Nevada City, CA with her husband Michael Meyer and their son Aaron; his youngest daughter Robyn Tornay, resident of Vacaville, CA with her husband Alan Tornay and their son Kennedy; brother Henry Markis of Philadelphia, PA and sisters Julie Biczo of Los Angeles, CA and Lillian Aliano of Harrison, AR. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

No funeral services will be held per George’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the name of George J. Markis to the American Lung Association,

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