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Donald P. Marx Sr.

August 15, 2019

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Donald P. Marx Sr.


August 15, 2019



Donald P. Marx Sr., “Hambone”, 86, of Harvey’s Lake, Wilkes-Barre, PA and the Villages Florida passed away Thursday evening in the Inpatient unit of Geisinger Residential Hospice, South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by family.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on May 23, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Hayes Marx.  Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.


Donald attended G.A.R. Memorial High School.  He and his wife, Lorraine Marx were the founders of Marx Sheet Metal, Inc., Donald continued as an owner and CEO of Marx Sheet Metal & Mechanical, Inc. of Wilkes-Barre, and Halo / Marx Sheet Metal of Northern New Jersey.  He served as a board member and Past President of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association of NEPA, a board member of the Mechanical Contractors of Association of America, board member and two-time Past President of the Harvey’s Lake Protective Association, past member of the Wilkes-Barre Lions Club, and was a member of the American Legion Post 0967 of Harvey’s Lake and the Lady Lake American Legion Post 347 of Lady Lake Florida. Donald was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harvey’s Lake and former member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Donald was also a proud 50+ year member of Sheet Metal Local Union #44 of NEPA.  Donald was an active member of the GAR Memorial Class of 1952.


He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Lynch Marx, sons Donald Jr., Ronald, a brother Joseph, sisters Dolores Russell, Mary Ejsmont, and great granddaughter Maya Marx.


Surviving are his sons Thomas and his wife Nancy of Plains, Joseph and his wife Angie of Hanover Township; grandchildren Thomas Marx Jr. and his wife Sharon, Jason Marx and his wife Stacie, Ryan Marx & his wife Kristin of Lehman, Mandy, Brandon, Jenna, and Mackenzie Marx; great grandchildren Kassie, Kelsie, Karlie, Kenzie, Thomas, Daniel, Kaytie, Jaxon, Jace, Hailey, Kaitlyn, Tryston, Amirah, and Hunter; numerous nieces and nephews; and his companion of many years, Mary Brostoski.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue Wilkes-Barre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Victory Church, 16 2nd Street Harvey’s Lake. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


His love of Harvey’s Lake, Boating, Dancing, Laughter and Harrassing those around him was only surpassed by his love for his family and helping others.


The family would also like to take this time to express their overwhelming appreciation to a very dear family friend, Debbie Owen, for the unending care, devotion and love that was given to Don during last years.


Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Our Lady of Victory Church, 16 2nd Street, Harvey’s Lake PA 18618, or The Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.


Online condolences may be made by visiting Donald’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.