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Joseph Mark, Class of 1936

Dr. Joseph C. Mark, 91, died on April 28 at his Livingston, N.J., home. Funeral services were held at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston on May 1. Born in Translyvania, now Hungary, in 1919 and raised in New York City, Dr. Mark moved to Livingston in 1954. He was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II, serving with the 106th Infantry Division. During the Battle of the Bulge, Dr. Mark was held as a POW, and later at the German concentration camp Berga. He was awarded the Purple Heart and, ultimately, the Bronze Star in 2009 after the story of the GIs at Berga was investigated by CNN.

Dr. Mark received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University, and was a pioneering psychologist at the Veterans’ Administration and later in private practice until he retired at age of 80. He was predeceased by one grandson, Daniel. He is survived by Stella Mark, his wife of 68 years; their four children, David and his wife, Jean, Charles and his wife, Linda, Joshua and his wife, Pam, and Suzanne and her husband, Corey, and seven grandchildren, Rachel, Jacob, Naomi, Julia, Etan, Elliot and Maya Rose.