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Dr. Marks, past ADA trustee, dies at 79

April 17, 2017
 
Dr. Marks
Vero Beach, Fla. — Dr. Clifford Marks, a former ADA trustee, died March 14. He was 79 years old.
    
Dr. Marks served as the 17th District (Florida) trustee on the ADA Board of Trustees from 2000-04. He also served as president of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Florida Dental Association.
    
Born in Cleveland on May 16, 1937, Dr. Marks graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1961 and completed a residency at Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 1962. He practiced orthodontics in Miami and Key Largo, Florida, from 1964 to 2000.
    
In 1986, the Florida Dental Association named Dr. Marks as Outstanding Dentist of the Year. Thirteen years later, the Florida Dental Association gave him the FDA Lifetime Achievement Award.
    
Dr. Marks is married to Harlene Henry Marks. The two met in high school and later became boat enthusiasts. With his wife as his first mate, Dr. Marks sailed their boat The Honey Girl — named after Harlene — throughout the Caribbean, Pacific Northwest, East coast, the Great Loop and the Gulf of Mexico.
    
Dr. Marks is survived by his wife, Harlene; their children, Geoffrey Marks and Lauren Rimland; and five grand-children.
    
Dr. Marks' funeral was held March 19 in Vero Beach, Florida. Dr. Marks memory can be honored by contributions to Autism Science Foundation, autismsciencefoundation.org.