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Jack Marcus of Marcus Dairy dies at 97

In Danbury ..Jack Marcus, who grew up on a farm that blossomed into Marcus Dairy, one of the city's well known businesses, died Monday at age 97.

Marcus' son Neil said his father suffered a stroke in March and had been living at his home  until the night before his death at Danbury Hospital.

The Marcus Dairy Bar provided teenagers and adults with one of its liveliest meeting places. Jack Marcus was also was one of the city's most  generous philanthropists.

Among its  many contributions, the Marcus family created and endowed Danbury Hospitals  cardiac rehabilitation center, which is named after Jack Marcus and his wife, Pearl.

Mayor Mark Boughton said Marcus wasn't one who wanted attention for his support of the city....but he was always there to help.

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