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Thomas Louis Marker
February 13, 1950 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Thomas Marker Obituary
Thomas Louis Marker, known affectionately as Tom, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2023, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado after a year long battle with esophageal cancer; but, his legacy of intelligence, humor, and kindness will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Born on February 13, 1950, in Rome, New York, Tom was the beloved son of the late Louis J. and Nellie P. Marker, and the cherished brother of the late Frederick A. Marker.
Tom was an alumnus of the University of Maryland, where he graduated with high honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. His intelligence and dedication led him to a rewarding career with the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration where he served as a Computer Systems Analyst. Tom was known for his commitment and hard work, retiring in 2005 after over 35 years of service. His colleagues remember him as a dedicated professional who always brought a sense of humor and kindness to the office.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Tom was a loving husband to Barbara A. Marker. Together, they built a beautiful life filled with love and laughter. Their legacy continues with their two children, Kimberly M. Hughes, married to Michael J. Hughes, and Kristian A. Geiger, married to Amy L. Geiger. Tom was a proud grandfather to Sadie Jayne and Jacob Thomas Hughes. His family will remember him as a devoted father and grandfather who always made time for his loved ones.
Tom had a deep love for learning that extended beyond his formal education. He was an avid reader, often losing himself in books of all genres. His love for classical music often filled his home with melodies from Mozart to Mendelssohn. His interest in British culture earned him the title of a "hopeless anglophile," and his pursuit of knowledge was a lifelong endeavor.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He spent countless hours maintaining the hiking trails in Wintergreen, Virginia as a member of The Wintergreen Nature Foundation. When he relocated to Evergreen, Colorado (to be near family) he started a ministry at The Church of the Transfiguration called The Hike-a-palians. He planned weekly hikes for sometimes as many as 15 to 20 people. Upon hearing of his passing, one of his hikers had this to say about him: "Tom was the epitome of a truly gracious, thoughtful and caring leader with the ability to use his intellectual curiosity, his sense of humor and his zest for life to encourage all those in his presence to appreciate the miracles of nature surrounding us."
Tom Marker's life was a testament to the power of dedication, love, and kindness. He was a devoted family man, and an ardent lover of music, literature and nature. While he is no longer with us physically, his spirit and legacy will continue to inspire everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.