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Mitchel E. Marquez

December 26, 1941 September 28, 2020
Mitchel E. Marquez
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Mitchel E. Marquez, 78, of Fairfield, California, passed away on Sept. 28, 2020.

Mitch was born in Aguilar, Colorado, on Dec. 26, 1941, to Joseph and Flossie Marquez. He graduated from Aguilar High School in 1959.

After high school, he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad in Cheyenne, Wyoming, until he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962.

Mitch flew numerous missions to Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was an active member of the Professional Loadmasters Association. After his military service Mitch worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard where he was a pipe-fitter. He continued his education and training and became a Quality Assurance Inspector and then a Quality Assurance Instructor responsible for training inspectors who worked on Nuclear submarines. Mitch retired as a Planner and Estimator from Mare Island in 1989 after 26 years of service. He worked at OEA Aerospace for several years after retiring from Mare Island.

He was a private pilot and loved flying. He especially loved taking his family and friends flying with him. Mitch’s hobbies included flying, playing musical instruments and working on his property.

Mitch will be greatly missed by many but especially by his family.

Mitch is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary; younger brother, Joseph (Darlene); nephew, Joseph (Tanya) of Colorado; younger sister, Mae; nephews, Derek (Megan) and Michael of Colorado; four children, Jacqueline (John) Campbell, Mitchel (Jordana) Marquez, Suzanne (Leland) Jones and Christopher Marquez; nine grandchildren, Kimberly (Leon), Brian, Matthew, Gabriela, Jacob, Logan, Lucas, Antonio and Madelyn; and many other extended family and friends.

Mitch was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Charlie; sister-in-law, Rose; and his parents.

Private services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the VFW, American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.

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