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The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust wishes to express condolences on the passing of Charles Stephen “Steamboat” Markowski.

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust wishes to express condolences on the passing of Charles Stephen “Steamboat” Markowski.  “Steamboat” was a former President of ILA Local 953, Baltimore, MD.

A Wake will be held this Sunday, April 14th from 2 pm to 9 pm at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, 1501 Fort Avenue in Locust Point, Maryland.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 775 W. Hamburg Street, Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, April 15th at 11 am.  Interment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

“Steamboat,” as he was known to his ILA colleagues, family and friends, was a   veteran of 51 years with the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and brought incredible abilities in negotiations that brought great benefit on behalf of his members.

He is recognized as one of the top of historic and legendary figures in the Port of Baltimore, along with Richard P. Hughes and Congresswoman Helen Bentley.

Mr. Markowski is survived by his wife, Sharon; his step-children Gina M. Liberto-Markey and Venessa L. Liberto-Smith and her husband Bill; grandchildren Michael S. Worrel; Julianna S. Markey and Gianna M. Markey; and many other family members.

In Photo: BALTIMORE ILA LEGENDS:  Charles Stephen “Steamboat” Markowski (right) with former International President Richard P. Hughes