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Terry Lee Marcus obituary

By Staff | Dec 10, 2010

Terry Lee Marcus, 63, of Charles Town, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

Born Dec. 9, 1946 in Charles Town, he was the son of Wenonah V. “Scottie” Marcus and Charles C. Marcus of Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Ann Marcus, Charles Town; son, Heath, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandchildren Sarah, Lindsay and Jackson Marcus of Virginia Beach, Va.; siblings Ron Marcus and wife, Robin; Lana Schultz and husband, Bill; and Karen Lack, Charles Town; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda Behar Marcus.

A West Virginia University graduate and lifelong entrepreneur and local businessman, Marcus was the managing partner of Marcus Enterprises, a business and land development firm. Along with his family he owned and operated the Turf Motel and Dining Room, a local landmark firm established by his father.

He was a stalwart in the Jefferson County community, serving as the current president of the Jefferson County Development Authority and chair of the Charles Town Zoning Board of Appeals and holding membership in a myriad of organizations including the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association (past president and national director), Jefferson County Affordable Housing Committee (past chairman), Shepherdstown Day Care Board, Jefferson County Citizens for Economic Preservation (past president and founding member), Charles Town Moose Lodge #948, Jefferson County Cotillion Club (board member), City Hospital and Jefferson Health Care Foundation Board, WVU Alumni Association (lifelong member), National Association of Homebuilders Spike Club, Washington High School Athletic Advisory Council, WHS Business Education Advisory Council and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a standout athlete at Charles Town High School, lettering in four sports.

The family received visitors from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Melvin T. Strider Funeral Home, in Ranson. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Rev. John Bethard will preside at Charles Town Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington High School Athletic Department, 300 Washington Patriots Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Online condolences may be offered at www.mtstrider.com.