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Raymond Jean Marquard Obituary

June 10, 1927 - August 1, 2016

Raymond J Marquard, 89, former resident of Yuba City, passed away on August 1 in Green Valley, AZ after a brief illness.

Ray was born in Bronx, NY to Matthias Marquard and Alma Scheitinger Marquard. Growing up there, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school, and returned to Utica, NY where he learned journeyman carpenter skills from his stepfather Cornelius (Bud) London. It was also there that he met his first wife, Barbara Joan Messner and married her in 1955. Moving to Sauquoit, NY they started a family of two boys and two girls.

Ray worked all across the state of New York and was active in the Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5978 of Yuba City. In 1976, he moved his family to Yuba City, CA where he lived for 28 years. For many years, Ray worked for Tri-Valley Growers and was active throughout the community. In 2003, his first wife of 48 years passed away. Ray found a new love and in 2005, was happily married to Joan Brannick. They established their new home in Green Valley, AZ where he lived until his passing.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan C. Marquard, sons Christopher (Melanie), Michael (Karen), Cole (Peggy), Patrick (Sarah) and Mark (Karen); daughters Michelle (Tim), Holly (Robert), Kathleen (Robert), Kimberly, Colleen (Robert) and Kelly (Dr. Steven Scheinman) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, father and stepfather, two brothers William and Matthew, first wife, Barbara Joan, sons William Jeffrey and Kevin.

Funeral services will be performed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Marysville, CA on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with graveside services immediately following at Sutter Cemetery.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 11, 2016
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