Steven Lee Markert, 61, born in Atlanta, longtime resident of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in a local hospital following a heart attack.Mr. Markert was a 1969 graduate of Tyner High School and a 1973 graduate from Chattanooga State Tech. He retired from Memorial Hospital after 36 years of service as a Radiologic Technologist. He served with the Hamilton County Sheriffs office as a reserve officer in the mid 1970s. He enjoyed Civil War history, collecting war relics, and was a firearm enthusiast. Mr. Markert was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church, the Chattanooga Rifle Club and the NRA.Survivors include his wife Mary Brumley Markert; parents, Ed and Dot Markert, Chattanooga; son, Jason Alan (Stacey J.) Markert Rambo, Chattanooga; daughter, Stacey Leigh (Brett) Markert Rambo Nolan, Chattanooga; sisters Joy (Rick) Markert Marler, Chattanooga, and Terri (Doug) Markert Baker, Woodstock, Ga.; stepson, Jonathan Bolden, Lenoir City; stepdaughter, Elizabeth (Keith) Lawhon, Whiteman AFB, Mo.; grandchildren, Colton and Wyatt Rambo, Lydia Franks and Kaia Nolan; three stepgrandsons; nieces Kate (Adam) Marler Duggan, Memphis and Aimee Marler, Chattanooga; nephew, Chase (Ashley) Holder, Canton, Ga.A celebration of life service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles McGowan officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3-6 p.m.The family would like to thank the EMTs and the doctors, nurses and staff of Memorial Hospital, especially the ER, Catlab and MICU for their diligent and compassionate efforts to save Mr. Markert.Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.