Dr. Ivan “Pudgy” Marks, 83

Dr. Ivan “Pudgy” Marks, 83

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October 19, 2022 ~ 24 Tishri 5783


Dr. Ivan “Pudgy” Marks, 83, died Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Baptist Health Louisville.  He was a native of Louisville, born June 13, 1939, to the late Lou and Zelda Shapiro Marks.  Dr. Marks received his DMD from U of L in 1963 and completed a three-year residency in oral surgery at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (1963-1966).  He was a diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a member of the Kentucky Dental Association and the Louisville Dental Society. He was a member and past president of Keneseth Israel Congregation, a member of KI Men’s Club, The Temple, past member of JCC (JCL) and a member of the Hall of Fame at Louisville Male High School.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his beautiful daughter, Stacy Marks Nisenbaum.

Pudgy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois Lees Marks; his adoring daughters, Allyson Marks Greenfield (Avi) and Caryl Hemmer (Todd); his precious grandchildren, Daniel (fiancé, Lillie Mills), David and Elizabeth Hemmer, Sloan and Zoe Greenfield; his brother, Martin “Buddy” Marks; his sister, Bennie Zelkind and many doting nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Dad’s compassionate caregivers, Vanessa, Donna, Gloria and Ophelia.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 21st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the “Stacy Marks Nisenbaum Memorial Fund” at 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 (Attn: Stacy Gordon-Funk).

Shiva Services will be held at 8716 Summit Ridge Drive, Louisville, 40241 on  Friday, October 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.;  Saturday, October 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.;  Sunday, October 23rd from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at

These are the links to the Facebook livestream for Dr. Marks’ funeral on Friday.


Temporary Marker

Keneseth Israel Cemetery E-23