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posted: 11/29/2013 12:13 PM

Mount Prospect man celebrates 100th birthday

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  • Meyer Marks of Mount Prospect blows out the candles on his 100th birthday cake.

      Meyer Marks of Mount Prospect blows out the candles on his 100th birthday cake.
    Courtesy of Lutheran General Hospital

Submitted by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ever wondered how the first Zenith remote control was invented? Or how Sears developed microwave ovens in Japan? Or perhaps, have you ever thought about how difficult it must have been building the antennas on top of the famous Sears Tower building in Chicago, currently known as Willis Tower?

These question and more can be answered just by having a conservation with Meyer Marks of Mount Prospect. He was involved in it all.

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Marks, born in Brooklyn N.Y., turned 100 Thursday, Nov. 7, and he has been involved with patents and several historical moments in technological history.

Marks celebrated his 100th birthday with a reception, including cake and beverages, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's Older Adult Services.

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