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Dorothy Marcus July 20, 1923 - May 22, 2022

Catholic Liturgy will be held for life long Gresham resident, Dorothy J. Marcus at Gresham Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 2nd at 11:00am. Dorothy died on May 22, 2022 in Gresham at the age of 98.

Dorothy was born on July 20, 1923 in Silverton, Oregon, where she grew up. Dorothy started elementary school at Mt. Angel Academy, moved to Portland briefly and then returned, graduating from Mt. Angel Academy High School. Following her graduating, Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper for “Raven Dairy” which was a retail store here in Gresham, while working there, she met Arthur Marcus, they were married in Portland on July 2, 1949. Following their marriage, Dorothy went to work for Otto Marcus Real-estate, which Arthur’s father began in 1945. It was later changed to “Marcus Reality”. Dorothy worked as bookkeeper and broker for the company for many years while living in Gresham. Dorothy had joined St. Henry Catholic Church, where she was a member for 70 years, as well as volunteering there. She also was on the Edgefield Center Guild and was a member of the board. Dorothy enjoyed playing golf with husband, Art.

Dorothy is survived by her Son; Mel Marcus (Becky) and daughter-in-law; Donna. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; Art Marcus, son; Donald Marcus and brother; Arthur Gentemann.

Committal service will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham.


Catholic Liturgy will be held at Gresham Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 2nd at 11:00am, followed by committal at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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