Louis John Marquardt, 79, of 5 North Bennett St., Bradford, passed away Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013) at his residence.
Born Nov. 5, 1933, in Dunkirk, N.Y., he was a son of the late Minnie M. Miller Marquardt.
Mr. Marquardt attended Dunkirk schools and Smethport schools. On Jan. 15, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
, served during the Korean War
and was honorably discharged on Jan. 16, 1954. On Nov. 25, 1955, he re-enlisted in the Marines and again was honorably discharged on Nov. 24, 1957. He was a member of the Army National Guard until March of 1961.
He had been employed at Emery Hardware, Olsens department store and later at Georgia Pacific.
He was a former member of the Bradford Moose and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed being on the computer, fly fishing, playing poker, horse racing and playing the Daily Number.
Surviving is his companion of more than 30 years, Rose Colts; four sons, Louis (Tonya Riley) Colts, Billy (Tonya Kline) Colts, Dick (Rhonda) Colts and Robert Colts, all of Bradford; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one son, Timothy Colts.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service at a later date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Full military honors will be accorded at Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com