Adolfo L. Marks

December 14, 1933May 5, 2014

Adolfo L. Marks age 80, native of Brownsville, was born on December 14, 1933 to Enrique and Carmen Marks. He went to be with His Lord and Savior on Monday, May 05, 2014. Adolfo was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Adolfo will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him but never forgotten. Adolfo was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was Honorably Discharged; he worked at Gonzalez Elementary for many years until he retired. He had a great work ethic and was greatly respected and admired. He was a pillar and an Elder at New Hope Alliance Church for many years. His faith in God was unmeasurable. Above all he loved God first and foremost. Adolfo devoted his life to serving God and was a great example of unselfish sacrifice to His Savior. His faith and Christian walk with the Lord and his unwavering love for God were an example to his children and grandchildren. He also loved his wife and family deeply and was an example to all his children and grandchildren. Adolfo is preceded in death by his parents Enrique and Carmen Marks. Adolfo is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Olivia; his three sons, Adolfo Marks Jr. (Viola), Daniel Marks (Terry), Alexander Marks (Jennifer); and five daughters, Mary Elizabeth Hine (Mark), Olivia Atkinson (Rene), Patricia Marks-Sund (Daniel), Gabriela Marks-Cisneros (Ramon), and Veronica Marks-Guerra (Rogelio). He is also survived by his brother Enrique Marks and sisters Ofelia Galicia and Maria Diaz. He will be greatly missed by his 23 grandchildren Mary Ruth Hine, Glenn Douglas Hine, Melissa Cortinas (Jose), Rebecca Lynn Marks, Benjamin Joseph Marks, Michael William Marks, Debbie Atkinson, Steve Atkinson (Judy), Vivianne Jean Atkinson, Christian Renee Atkinson, Monique Liane Corbeil , Jonathan Daniel Marks, Joshua James Marks, Timothy Ray Cisneros, John Mark Cisneros, Matthew Alec Cisneros, Jacob Andrew Cisneros, Jeremy Andrew Marks, Samantha Isabella Marks, Jonathan Dominique Marks, Rogelio Angel Guerra, Guilyanna Nataly Guerra, Rodolfo Levi Guerra. He also is survived by three great grandchildren, Cole Aden Gunnison, Carter Darby Gunnison, Alexandro Cortinas. Visitation will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. with a Prayer Service to be conducted at 7:00p.m. at New Hope Alliance Church. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00a.m. at New Hope Alliance Church followed by committal service at Buena Vista Burial Park. Serving as Pallbearers will be Benjamin Joseph Marks, Esteban Atkinson, Jonathan Daniel Marks, Jonathan Dominique Marks, Timothy Ray Cisneros, and Joshua James Marks. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeremy Andrew Marks, Jacob Andrew Cisneros, Glenn Douglas Hine, Rogelio Angel Guerra, and Rodolfo Levi Guerra. You may view the obituary of Adolfo Marks at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, cemeteries, and mausoleums. 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78521 (956) 541-5400. Dignity Memorial Provider.


  • Visitation Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Lupe and Minerva Pena

May 12, 2014

Our condolences to your family. May God Bless You and Jesus Christ Comfort You during this difficult time. Know that Mr. Marks is now in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Martin Salazar

May 9, 2014

What I remembered about Adolfo ..was he's great patience. I remembered the house was always full of people in&out the house playing till the middle of the night. He also showed me how to take a car transmission and put it back together and I also loved going to his shed to see all the neat tools he had and now my a shed looks like his. you were a great husband ,father and a great friend.He will be truly missed! My condolences to the family..

Omar Eli Salazar

May 8, 2014

It was an honor to have known your dad. I remember those Sunday after church lunches at you als house. That is one of my favorite memories growing up. It was so awesome how you alls dad and mom would open the house to anyone to come join them for lunch and anything else. On behalf of the Salazar family, our thought and prayers are with you all. God Bless you all.

Jesus Montiel

May 8, 2014

Please accept our deepest Condolences, for all his family. May God bless him and all his family.
Jesus Montiel and Montiel family.

Patricia Portilla

May 8, 2014

Hermano Marks was one of the best people alive. He is now with our Lord and Savior and we will see him again. God keep his family strong in this time of need. Thanks for all the great memories when we spent time at your house as teenagers. Those were some of my best memories in my life, spending time with people I love. Thanks for keeping us straight. Go now and rest in peace. Amen.

Sylvia Reza

May 8, 2014

Gabby,you were blessed to have had such a wonderful role model for your siblings and spouses but mostly for the grandchildren. You and your family are in my prayers. God be with you. Sylvia Reza

Maria Engel

May 8, 2014

I have fond memories of Mr Marks and his family. He had a deep voice but it seemed that he used it lovingly to scold us kids ! He is now in Heaven with all the Angels including my father inlaw who recently also passed. May your heart be consoled that he is in a wonderful place now. Maria ( Olguin) and John Engel and family in Mercedes, Tx.

May 8, 2014

Please accept our deepest condolences, and be sure that Adolfo and all his family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless him and all the family.
Alejandro Marks, son of Jose Angel Marks, and on behalf of my siblings, Joe Jr., Rudy, Gracie, Marti, Juan and families.

Aminda Torres

May 7, 2014

Although, you are grieving, know you are celebrating a life well lived. We hope that the wonderful memories you have of Mr. Marks bring comfort to you. Mercy and I will always cherish the memories we had of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.