Nicholas Marquez, 53, of Sunnyside passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012.
Nick was born Feb. 10, 1959, the son of Robert J. and Peri Lee (Wright) Marquez.
Nick completed the 10th grade at Sunnyside High School. From 1977 to 1981 he served in the U.S. Air Force.
Nick learned to be a journeyman welder, at his father's business, Marquez Mfg.
He was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the "Marquez Bench."
Nick is survived by three daughters, Taryn Marquez of Ellabell, Ga., Amanda and Meghan Marquez, both of Grandview; his father and stepmother, Robert (Mary) Marquez of Sunnyside, former stepmother, Louise Kerr of Kennewick; siblings, R.J. (Linda) Marquez of Mabton, Cindy Hewett of Pasco, Rhonda Marquez of Grandview, Melissa (Tracy) Miles of Kennewick, Scott (Tonya) Marquez of Sunnyside and Todd (Aurora) Weddle of Prosser; several loving uncles, aunts and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandma, Concha Marquez; and grandpa, Tony Marquez.
Memorial funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to sign Nick's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.