Frederick J. Marquez

February 10, 1939 - June 25, 2013
Frederick J. Marquez, of Mar Vista, passed away peacefully at his home on June 25, 2013, after a 6 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old.
Fred was born in Santa Monica, CA on February 10, 1939, to Jessie and Sam Marquez. He grew up in Santa Monica, attending St. Monica's Elementary and High School. In 1962, he graduated with a BA from UCLA.
He married the love of his life, Joan Berger, in 1981. They enjoyed a life together of friends, family, traveling, wine tasting and cooking. Joannie was taken from him far too soon, in 1990, after her courageous battle with breast cancer.
Fred is preceded in death by his mother, Jessie, and his wife, Joannie. He is survived by his father, Sam, his sister, Charlotte Peters, and his brother Jerry. He will also be missed greatly by his nieces and nephews.
A private memorial will be held on Sunday July 14th. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in the name of Fred Marquez to the , at (800) 227-2345/ or to the UCLA Athletics Foundation, c/o UCLA Athletics PO Box 24044, LA, CA 90024-0044, Attn. Emily Lerner.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 2013