Markey, Thomas Eric 70, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his lakeside home in Town of Rome, WI with his daughter, Erin Markey of San Francisco, CA; son, Adam Markey, Atlanta, GA; and beloved german shepherd, Roman, by his side. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. William Markey of Chicago. Born in Cleveland, OH, Tom received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and received his masters' degrees from Columbia University. He was a citizen of the world. As an international business executive, his career took him to Rome, Paris and Amsterdam during his employment with Abbott Laboratories and he led the growth of Winona, MN-based RTP Company into Asia and Europe prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Markey; mother, Beatrice (Rothaus) Markey Abramson; and his sister, Linda Markey. Per his wishes, there will be no public services. Memorials can be made to the Adam and Jane Rothaus Memorial Fund, http://clevelandsightcenter.org. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is handling all arrangements.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 12, 2013