February 8, 1925 – November 25, 2019
Charlotte - Walter Marx, 94, passed away peacefully on November 25th, 2019 at the Cypress in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born on February 8th, 1925 in Munich, Germany, a son of the late Adolf and Lily Herzog Marx. At the age of 13, he escaped Nazi Germany through Kindertransport, an immigration program set up by the British government allowing Jewish children to flee genocide before the onset of World War II. After two years in England, he reunited with his parents in New York. He went on to join the Navy and after the war completed his education at the NYU Stern School of Business. He then co-founded a business, B&G Lieberman, and still worked at the company four days a week until his death.
Walter met the love of his life, Lee, in 1945. They were married in 1950 and were just a few months short of celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Peter and Sheryl Marx, Robert and Janet Marx, Gene and Amy Marx, and nine grandchildren: Lauren (Joe) Lafferty, Jessica Marx, Stacy Marx, Lisa (Jesse) Cotherman, Emily Marx, Olivia Marx, Andy Marx, Julia Marx, Sophie Marx, John Altscul, Annie Altscul; and one great-grandchild, Lily Lafferty.
His family was the most important thing in his life and he made it a mission to have a meaningful relationship with each of his children and grandchildren. He always worked hard, took nothing for granted and believed education was more important than his possessions. He always had empathy for those less fortunate than him. He will be truly missed.
A memorial service to honor the life of Walter Marx will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the service. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Jewish Family Services, 5007 Providence Rd. #105 Charlotte, NC 28226; jfscharlotte.org.
- Receiving of Friends Friday, November 29, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019
It is with sadness to read of Walter's passing. Have fond memories of Lee and Walter dining in my place in the late 80's early 90's often times with the Liebermann Family. Rest in peace.
Fondly, Bob Schweikert
November 27, 2019
I was saddened to hear Monday morning the 25th that dear Walter would not be coming in to work today. I have worked for and with him for over 28 years and he will sure be missed around here. My prayers for strength and peace go out to Lee and all of Walter's loved ones, especially to his sons Robert and Peter who I've worked with just as long. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad with sincere love to you both.
November 26, 2019
I would like to send my condolences to the family and especially to Gene And family as I have been a client of his for many years .