- Apr 11, 2001
Sad news today. Mrs. Frank Aks, Marie, died this morning in a Norfolk, Virginia Hospital. Her 89th birthday had been just Friday, the 24th. Born Marie Miller, she married Frank, "Philly" Aks in 1929- she was 15, Frank was 18. Tiny and vivacious with snapping black eyes- Frank once told me Marie (whom he fondly called -in his Southern accent, "Mah Baby") was a knockout when he met her. A more devoted couple I have yet to meet. Marie loved to travel to Titanic functions with Frank- sometimes looking heavenward with a little sigh when he would launch into his "Titanic Baby" story. She was outgoing -, tireless, thoughtful, and never forgot a face. She loved young people, always did her part in any fund-raising for charity, especially if it involved children, and had the most wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her daughter Barbara, her other daughter Joyce passed away from cancer, as did Marie, in 1996 at age 62. As sure as I know they are all together again- it is a sad loss for us left behind. Here are a few photos of happy times.