Obituary: John Markum, retired technical assistant in Veterinary and Animal Sciences
John M. Markum, 95, of Belchertown, a retired technical assistant in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, died June 7 at home.
Born in Venus, Lithuania, he and his family left Lithuania when he was 13, relocating to Barre. He then moved to Athol for many years, before moving to Belchertown in 1963.
He was hired as a farmhand for the Experiment Station in 1962 and was later promoted to technical assistant in Veterinary and Animal Sciences. He retired in 1980.
He leaves a son, Richard Markum of Whiteford, Md., and a daughter, Pauline Reid of Lenox, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Belchertown Senior Center.