December 30, 1928 ‒ June 12, 2008
MANSFIELD: Phillip “Phil” Marcus, 79, of Devonwood Road, Mansfield, died Thursday morning, June 12, 2008 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
He was born December 30, 1928 in Cincinnati to Herman and Bertha (Fogel) Marcus and was graduated from Hamilton High School.
At the age of 17, and with special permission, Phil joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea.
Following his time in the service, Phil attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated in Civil Engineering.
Phil moved to the Mansfield area in 1956, working as the Mansfield City Engineer until the mid 1960’s. He then formed his own engineering and consulting company called DEMAR. After this time Phil was dedicated to serving the County of Richland as the chief building official for over 21 years. Though his official retirement was over two years ago, Phil was actively working for the county until two weeks ago.
Phil also was elected to the Mansfield City Council in the late 1960’s.
Phil was a dedicated member of Emanuel Jacob Congregation, formerly B’nai Jacob, where he served as President. Phil frequently volunteered his time at the synagogue. He was a member of B’nai Brith.
In his spare time, Phil loved playing golf.
He will be remembered by all as a phenomenal family man and devoted husband who cherished his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Steven and Sandy Marcus of Toledo, Richard and Janis Marcus of Oakhurst, New Jersey, two daughters and a son-in-law Sharon Marcus of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Nancy and Marc Jacobson of Sylvania; ten grandchildren and their spouses Joshua and Leah, Adam and Beth, Elana, Ari and Shani, Leo, Philip, Ben, Joseph, Becky, and Michelle; and a sister and brother-in-law Rita and Ralph Haas of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his wife Debbie (Diamond) Marcus on December 16, 1999.
The funeral will be held Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 4 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (formerly Finefrock Funeral Home). Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer will officiate. Burial will follow in Emanuel Jacob Cemetery.
The family will observe Shiva at the house of Steven Marcus, 2655 Grey Fox Curve, Toledo commencing Monday evening through Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Emanuel Jacob Congregation or the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.