Day of prayer, reflection planned for young man lost since Nov.
LIBERTY -- Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday for prayers and reflection for Daniel J. Marks, a former Girard resident, who has been missing since November 2005.
Marks, who would have been 25 on Monday, disappeared while on a hiking trip to Kauai, Hawaii.
Marks lived in Girard for 22 years and most recently had made his home in Portland, Ore. His parents are Patricia Bernard Marks of Duluth, Minn., and Ronald A. Marks Sr., Liberty. His grandparents, Anthony M. and Jane C. Bernard, also live in Girard.
The church counseling rooms will be open and Marks' extended family will be there.
Prayer services also are planned at the College of St. Scholastica Chapel in Duluth and Dadre de las Misericordias de San Rapheal, Mexico City, Mexico, where Marks also has family.
Marks was last seen Nov. 10, 2005, as he began hiking the Waimea Canyon on Kauai. He had planned to spend the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday with his mother and other family in Minnesota, but he never arrived. The family began a search of the island, but nothing has been discovered.
Marks worked as an organic landscaper in Portland. He recorded and released several albums under the name Erth and wrote and produced his own music. Marks operated a production company, TeamAbunai, a co-op for aspiring experimental and electronic artists.