Baruch Dayan Ha’emet
We were all devastated to hear the news of the sudden and tragic passing of Annette Marks, who passed away Monday 22 June.
In President Bush’s eulogy to his late father he said: “The idea is to die young as late as possible”. It is tragic that we lost a wonderful woman at such a young age.
Jewish Community Services may be broken, but through our tears we will rise again to honor the memory of an exceptional person and a beacon of light to us all.
Annette started working at JCS in May 1994, which is over 26 years ago, and I got to know her well over the years. I was able to observe at first hand what a truly remarkable and magnificent woman she was. She leaves an enormous void within JCS and our community, and we will remember her legacy of service and generosity of spirit for many years. Nothing was ever too much for Annette and I will always remember her wonderful smile.
It is now up to us, whose lives were so beneficially touched by Annette, to live up to the standards she set and build on the strong foundations she so energetically laid. It is in following her example of humility, devotion to the welfare of the less fortunate within our community, and decency that we shall best be able to pay tribute to the memory of a great human being.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and we extend our deepest and sincere condolences and wish them strength and comfort as they come to terms with their very great loss.
Annette will be sorely missed by the JCS Team – Exco Committee; Director, Hazel Levin and all her colleagues and friends at Jewish Community Services
May her dear soul rest in peace.
Paul Berman Chairman, Jewish Community Services
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