William Pool Marks died at his home in Port Angeles, WA at age 80 on September 12, 2017 with his wife, Jane, daughter Katie, and granddaughter Natasha by his side.
William (Bill) was born on September 9, 1937 in Baltimore MD to Richard Callison Marks and Florence Enola Pool Marks. Bill was preceded in death by a younger brother, John Callison Marks; his father, Richard Callison Marks; and mother, Florence Enola Pool Marks. Bill’s family moved to Spokane when he was age 8. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, WA.
Bill met Jane Gillham at the University of Washington in 1955. They married in 1959 in Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA. Bill received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Economics. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford.
Bill was Senior Consultant and head of the Compensation Practice for HCM International, LLC. Prior to HCM International, Bill was with Merrill Lynch/Howard Johnson Co. for 16 years and was Director of the Compensation Consulting Practice. Previously he was with Seafirst Bank, now Bank of America, for 26 years. He was Division VP for Administration and previously managed several corporate offices.
Professionally, Bill was associated with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Western Pension & Benefits Conference, the American Compensation Assn. and the Northwest Compensation Forum of which he was the founding President.
Bill was active in Chi Psi Fraternity at the Univ. of WA, and a Master Mason of University Lodge#141. He was a member of the Bellevue Athletic Club and Bellevue Rotary. He served in the WA State Senate Page Program and as Senior Bill Clerk of the Senate two consecutive full sessions.
His religious affiliation was the Anglican Episcopal Church where he sang in the Boys Choir at St. Albans, Washington DC Cathedral, He served as Junior and Senior Wardens at Mercer Island, WA Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Bill also served on the Personnel Committee for the Olympia Episcopal Diocese in Seattle.
Bill was an avid family man enjoying the family beach home, ocean fishing and razor clam digging. He relaxed in the kitchen preparing many meals for family and friends and many groups.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, three children, Daniel (M’Lisa), Michael (Tamis) and Kathryn, seven grandchildren, Natasha, Jason, Megan, Trevor, Elise, Ava and Abraham, a brother-in-law, Robert (Sherry) and niece, Johanna (Ben).
A family service will be held October 7th at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice, Port Angeles, WA.