Samuel W. “Sammy” Marks, 30, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday March 4, 2021.
He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, on May 22, 1990. Sam was the son of James R. Marks and Vicki B. (Bailey) Marks Hanna.
Sam was a passionate guitarist and songwriter. He spoke fluent Japanese and German. Sam was a National Honor Society member at Downingtown High School East where he graduated in 2008 with Honors. He attended American University in Washington DC. Sam was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown.
Surviving along with his parents are his two brothers Joshua Bailey Marks and Matthew Button Marks; maternal grandparents Crawford Burton Bailey and Mary Elizabeth Bailey Mayfield; step-father Alva L. Hanna; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Sam was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Samuel R. and Phyllis Marks.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday March 10, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Brownback’s Church Cemetery, 640 Ridge Road, Spring City, PA 19475.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Samuel’s memory to one of the following: HomeStretch, Inc., 89 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075 (provides support for homeless families); Covenant House Pennsylvania, 31 East Armat Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (provides a safe haven for homeless youth); Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown, 141 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335 (local food pantry for those in need).

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