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1940 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
HOWARD PHILIP MARKS Howard "Philip" Marks, 77, peacefully passed away August 20, 2018, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California after a brief illness. Mr. Marks was a resident of Las Vegas, where he had retired in 1998. Born in Lansing, Michigan, December 24, 1940, he was a Cold War Veteran, honorably discharged after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1958 through 1961. Subsequent to separation from the Navy, Mr. Marks continued his education earning Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration from San Fernando Valley State College, now known as California State University, Northridge in 1968 and 1971, respectively. Mr. Mark's professional career spanned over fifty years in senior management and executive positions. His expertise was concentrated in large private and public contract analysis, negotiation, conflict resolution and procurement issues for large multinational identities and the public sector. He founded his own firm, Sigma Associates, a Senior Management Consulting firm and eventually retired from the firm in 2009. Mr. Marks was a respected authority, writer, mentor and instructor in matters of contract management, procurement and negotiation and served as an instructor at the college level, while serving as the president of his own firm. He is survived by his life-companion and love, Karin Borgman, former Sigma Associates, with whom he had maintained a relationship throughout the years of retirement; and two loving pet Chow Chow dogs. Respecting his wishes, there were no formal final services conducted.
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