Harold “Hal” Marcus, a local philanthropist who had close ties to Saint Martin’s University, died Saturday at home. He was 89.
A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. at Mills & Mills Funeral Home in Tumwater, 5725 Littlerock Road SW.
Marcus worked as an industrial engineer and in real estate, and he was on the Saint Martin’s board of trustees from 1987 to 2006. He received an honorary doctorate from the school in 2000 and the University Medal in 2007.
In 2008, Marcus and his wife donated a significant gift to the school, and the university honored them by renaming its multi-purpose facility the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion. The university also is home to the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.