Jack Thomas Katchmark, 72, of Dover, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.


    Friends of the late Jack Thomas Katchmark, 72, of Dover, may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where a Moose service will be held at 7:45. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.

    Mr. Katchmark died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, surrounded by his family.

    Born May 1, 1936, in Harwick, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas and Julia Katchmark.

    Mr. Katchmark was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1976 with the rank of master sergeant. Following his retirement, he worked at Camdel Metals, and following his retirement from there, set is mind on enjoying life away from work. He loved to visit his secret crabbing spot on the Chesapeake Bay.

    He often could be found working with his hands, refinishing furniture or working on a building project. He passed on a love of these things to his children and grandchildren, and always found time to support them with their careers and hobbies. His dedication to his wife never wavered and they remained constant companions to the end.

    Mr. Katchmark was a member of the Moose Lodge, and committed to his support of the award winning Camden-Wyoming Moose Ritual Team. He seldom missed working a Monday night bingo game, and his tireless work ethic and commitment to his family were an inspiration to all.

    He will continue to touch many more lived through his gift of giving to the organ donor program.

    Mr. Katchmark is survived by his wife, Marjorie Michal Katchmark, who he married March 8, 1957; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Thomas and Adrianna Katchmark of Florida; three daughters and their husbands, Michele and Ben Twilley, Ester and Richard Knotts and Jaclene Katchmark-Sackenreuter and Allan Sackenreuter; his grandchildren, Charles Buck Dougherty and his wife, Jenn, Thomas Vance Doughterty, Henry Ryan Dougherty, Tina Knotts, Brittany Knotts and Jack O’Neal; three great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Caroline and Joseph Magda; and two brothers-in-law, Ted Michael and his wife, Kay, of Elkton, Md. And Carl Michael of Salt Springs, Fla.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Katchmark’s name may be made to the CV/SICU Unit at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover, and/or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21404; or online at www.cbf.org. 

    Interment will be in the Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

    Letters of condolence may be sent via www.delmarvaobits.com or traderfh@aol.com.