Sandy Marks ’31

Sandy Marks ’31 died November 8, 2005. Following graduation from Atlanta Southern Dental College, he opened a dental practice in Wilmington, N.C. In 1936, he was married to Katherine (Kitty) Stuart Woods. They had three children and in 1948 went to the Belgian Congo as missionaries with the American Presbyterian Congo Missions. After returning from the Congo in 1961, he entered UNC Chapel Hill and received a master’s in periodontics. After two years on the staff at Howard University, he taught at the UNC School of Dentistry until his retirement in 1976. Following retirement he became involved with the Medical Benevolence Foundation and the opening of a post-graduate clinic for training dental graduates in Zaire (former Belgian Congo). In 1997, in recognition of his life achievements, he was inducted into the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller as a Knight of Merit. Survivors include a son, Stuart Marks; a daughter, Katie M. Sawyer, 1536 Hunt Dr., Unit E, Normal, Ill. 61761; sisters, “Gee” Myers and Louise Slack; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.