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Gerald Patrick Marquez, Sr.

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“My beloved Grandpa was always an inspiration to me he was one of the most knowledge men in my family he was the first one to always come to me and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Kiliahna Marquez - Modesto, CA

“Buzz the one Wise Man I have ever known in my Entire Life. Since I was about 12-13 years old he has impacted not only mine but several others as...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle Villanueva - Modesto, CA

“Buzz is and i use the word is because he has just moved on to the next level of his journey in life he is sharing stories and asking jesus alot of...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lydia Washington - Salinas, CA

“Rest In Peace Gary, thank you for the memories we shared. Love You ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dolores Paz Navarro - El Paso, TX


On Sunday, March 19, 2017 Gerald Patrick Marquez Sr. peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Modesto. He was 64.
Anyone who knew Gerald would know he enjoyed riding his bike and recycling. He was not one to stay in one place, as his favorite pass time was his travels with his wife. He was always planning their next adventure. If there was a glow on his face or a twinkle in his eye it was because his granddaughter was right by his side. One of his greatest accomplishments was being her Father figure. He could conquer the world with one hand as long as his wife was holding the other. Gerald will always be remembered for his candid conversations, sharing his knowledge, wisdom, dreams and stories.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Alicia Marquez and his children; Gerald Patrick Marquez Jr., Justina Marquez, Cecilia Marquez, Deidri Marquez, Richard Marquez, Deserie Mireles and Michelle Villanueva. He is also survived by his 4 brothers and 1 sister and his 15 grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 5-9 PM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel. A service will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2017 at 10 AM at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gerald Buzzard Marquez gofundme account.