He attended Boston Latin School, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University in 1943, after which he served the US Army as a Lieutenant.
After WWII he became involved in the family motor transportation business which became one of the largest in the northeast.
In 1970 he moved to Palm Beach, FL.
Throughout his life he pursued his love of jazz. He played with many famous jazz musicians including the Benny Goodman Quartet. His reputation as a piano virtuoso was acknowledged at the age of 85 when he was invited by the Maestro of the Palm Beach Pops Orchestra to perform as a soloist.
He was also an enthusiastic sportsman loving golf, tennis and skiing. He was a member of Pine Brook Country Club for more than 70 years.
After 60 years of marriage he was predeceased by his wife Nancy Jacobson Marks.
Devoted father of Susan Lazarus and her husband Harvey, Robert Marks and Lawrence Marks.Dear grandfather of Laurie Cohen and husband Andy, Wendy Fischman and husband Ben, Andrea and Lisa Marks. Loving great-grandfather of TK, Jake, Molly and Corey Fischman. Loving friend and caregiver Cheryl Panares. Services private. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Wendy and Ben Fischman, Wellesley, MA, on Sunday,February 10, 2019, from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Trustbridge Hospice, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407, or to a charity of your choice.