The following notice was published in the Chicago Tribune on 6/30/2007:
Ellen Marks, Interior Designer, ASID, previously head of Hinsdale Interiors in Hinsdale, IL and adored wife of Robert Marks, President Emeritus of Harrington College of Design, passed away on June 23, 2007 after a long illness. Memorial Service will be held in her honor on Monday, July 9, 2007 in The Fourth Presbyterian Church, 115 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, at 11 a.m. She filled the lives of those who knew her with an unforgettable ray of sunshine and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031.
Ellen and Bob were founding members of IDEC.