Obituary of Werner Marx
April 10, 2017 at the age of 87. Predeceased by parents, Sigmund & Helene Marx and many family members in the Shoah. He is survived by his loving wife Rosiland; daughters Jill Eisenstein & Rochelle (Sam) Marx-Asher; grandchildren Sarah Chaya (Jonathan) Sulman, Helene (Shmulik) Belo, Yvonne, Isaac & Miriam Asher; great grandchildren Eve & Eleanor Sulman. Werner was a Holocaust Survivor and a veteran of the US Air Force.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11 AM in Britton Road Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 23 Crossfield Road in Fairport on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from Noon-7 PM.
Donations may be made to a synagogue of your choice.
Bio of Werner Marx
Werner (Jack/Yak) Marx was born in Germany in 1930. He and his immediate family escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, sadly having lost most of his extended family. As soon as he was of age, Yak (short for his Hebrew name Yaakov) joined the US Air Force. Yak was proudly patriotic for the rest of his life. He met his wife, Roz, at a Jewish Military social event and they were soon married. Under the GI bill, Yak completed his degree in photography at RIT. He began his career going door to door taking baby pictures. The couple had two children and moved to Schenectady where Yak opened a commercial photography lab, Northeast Color Lab.
Yak was very connected to Jewish Synagogue life in Schenectady and in Florida, where they moved in retirement. He especially loved being a high holiday usher and being active on the ritual committees. Most life cycle events were celebrated with a Kiddush at Synagogue.
Yak was an avid boater and outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and flying. Yak was very proud of his pilot’s license and took every opportunity to fly his family on trips. Roz and Yak loved to travel together all around the world. Being a photographer, there are many pictures of their adventures abroad. They wanted to instill of love of travel in their grandchildren as well. All of the five grandchildren were treated to a trip abroad for their B’nai Mitzvah.
Yak loved his retirement community of Cocoa Beach, Florida where he lived for most of the last 25 years. Yak was especially proud of his Current Events classes that he taught each week.
Yak is survived by his wife, Roz, and his two daughters, Jill (Bennett z”l) Eisenstein and Shelli (Sam) Asher, grandchildren Chaya (Jonathan) Sulman, Yvonne Asher, Issac Asher, Helene (Shmulik) Belo and Miriam Asher, and great-children Eve and Eleanor.