Edward Bruce Marquand, 85, of Arnold died peacefully August 12 of cancer at the John and Arloine Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood. Ed was born September 27, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent his early years in Pachuca, Mexico where his family lived in the 1930's and early 1940's. He served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class, stationed in Korea, and graduated from Yale University in 1952. He married Barbara Spiller in 1951. They started their family in Los Angeles, CA where he worked for ALCOA. Ed's side business ventures at that time included a dive shop and the fabrication of a small submarine. He was an avid SCUBA diver. Ed was transferred to Washington, D. C. in 1969, lost his wife in 1970, and wed Nancy Smith Bourquin in 1971. He later worked for Westinghouse Underwater Equipment and founded The Severn Group. He described his happiest times as those on the "Happy Hour," a cabin cruiser Ed enjoyed piloting in the Pacific off of Southern California and through the Chesapeake Bay. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Robert Bourquin, who died in 1997. Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy; his sons, Edward and Michael Marquand; his stepson, Douglas Bourquin and his wife, Joan; four grandchildren, Michael and Julie Marquand, and Megan and Hannah Bourquin; and many relatives on both coasts. No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake in Edward's name.
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Published in The Capital on Aug. 13, 2013