Obituary - James John Marquette






MARQUETTE James J. James J. Marquette, 65, passed away and was received into the hands of his Lord and Savior on July 16, 2006, surrounded by family and friends, after a valiant battle against pancreatic and liver cancer. Jim, a Toledo Edison System Power Controller, retired in 1994, where he was affectionately known as "Rocky". He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1963. Jim graduated from the University of Toledo in 1965 with a degree in engineering. He served on both the East Toledo Family Center Board and the Oregon Health and Welfare Committee Christmas Basket Program. Jim was also an avid hunter and angler and spent many joyful summers at his lake front cottage on Little Round Lake in Horton, MI. There he taught his nieces and nephews and friends' children how to Hobie Cat sail, fish, swim, water-ski and the fun of tubing.

On February 15, 2003, Jim married the love of his life, Robin. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family, and friends. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Robin; mother, Marjorie Marquette; sister, Patricia (David) Clemens; brother, Robert Sr. (Cheryl) Marquette; nephews, Robert Jr. (Cheryl) Marquette, Donald Clemens, Douglas Clemens and Vincent (Evette) Jessee; nieces, Lisa (Rodney) McCoy, Deborah Clemens; step daughters, Cheryl (Robert Jr. ) Marquette, Jeanette (Joshua) Shoemaker; grandchildren, Dominic Marquette, Victoria Evans, Austin Evans; mother-in-law, Betty (Hank) Wesolowski; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Marquette and nephew, David Clemens.

Jim was also preceded in death by his canine buddies, Brownie, T-Bone, Cinder, Iffy and Boggie. Friends and family may visit at the Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon, Ohio, on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Lutheran Church, Woodville Road at Elmore Street, Toledo, Ohio, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. A special thanks to sister, Pat Clemens, sisters-in-law, Jackie Hendry and Cheryl McCollum, all the hospice workers, friend, Ray Gamble, and all those that helped and supported Jim with prayer and hope.

Published in Toledo Blade from July 18 to July 19, 2006