Susan Carol Marks, 79

Susan Carol Marks, 79

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January 22, 2021 ~ 9 Shevat 5781


Susan Carol Marks (nee Hechtman) passed away in her home in Boynton Beach, Florida, on January 22, 2021, at the age of seventy-nine, after a courageous battle of thirty-seven years with Parkinson’s Disease and other complications, including COVID-19.

Susan was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and attended the Performing Arts High School and Taft High School, graduating in 1959. She then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, with her family, where she enrolled at the University of Louisville, eventually earning a teaching degree. While in college, Susan helped start her sorority. After graduation, Susan became a Jefferson County elementary school teacher; sharing the gift of learning with her students became her most meaningful achievement. In 1984, she was a proud state finalist of the “Teacher in Space” project, as she dreamed of being the first civilian educator to fly into space. She eventually retired from teaching due to her Parkinson’s diagnosis, and in 1996 began volunteering for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association of South Florida for more than a decade.

In 1995, Susan and her husband Buddy moved to Parkland, Florida, and, soon after, to Boynton Beach. Though Susan loved to host parties, lay by the pool, and decorate her home, spending time with her grandchildren brought her the greatest joy over the years.

Susan loved a fun night out on the town dancing with her friends with a glass of white Zinfandel (with ice) in hand. You would often see Susan dancing away behind her husband Buddy as he played the piano. She was also known to be a connoisseur of fashion, always dressed “to the nines” in her finest jewelry and memorable outfits.

Susan’s spirit is carried on by her husband of fifty-seven years, Buddy, her sister Judi, son Rodney and his wife Julie, daughter Melanie and husband Ken, and her grandchildren, Sabrina, Sophie, Sydney, and Ryan.

We all know it was in Susan’s soul to dance, which she continued to do as long as she was physically able in a weekly Boca Ballet Parkinson’s dance class called ‘BBT4PD.’ If you wish to donate to this nonprofit organization in honor of Susan, the address is:

  • Boca Ballet, 7630 NW 6th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33487,  put in the note section: BBT4PD/Susan Marks


A bright and loving spirit, Susan’s memory will live on in everyone’s hearts and minds. We know that she is likely dressed in one of her fashionable red dresses, dancing away to her favorite songs.

Virtual funeral services will livestream on Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. Facebook page beginning at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Minyan & a Memorial service will also be held virtually via Zoom.  Please send an email to marci@meyerfuneralhome.com for information


Temporary Marker

Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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