David C. Marquis, 74, of Warren, PA, died Monday afternoon, October 8, 2012 at Warren General Hospital surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born April 21, 1938 in Warren, Pa. to the late James and Edith Graham Marquis. He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1956 graduate of Eisenhower High School. David had served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War serving as a Private First Class where he earned a Marksman and Sharpshooter Badge. He was employed as a mechanic for 45 years with Blair Corporation. He was a member of Lander United Methodist Church. David was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed cutting wood, gardening, and especially loved spending time with his buddy and grandson, Alex.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda R. Watson Marquis, whom he married October 28, 1967 in Warren, PA, 3 Children Brad and Barry Marquis, Tammy Durante and husband, Frank, 1 Brother James Allen Marquis and wife, Janet, all of Warren, PA, 3 Sisters Marie Calkins and husband, Ernie, Eleanor Troutman and husband, Dan, all of Tuscan, Az., Helena Moore and husband, Alfred, of Warren, PA, 1 Grandson Alex Durante of Warren, PA, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Sister Lynne Thompson, and an infant brother.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.