Milton Abraham Marquez
February 12, 1935 – May 16, 2020
Milton Abraham Marquez was with us for 85 years. Born in Socorro, TX on February 12, 1935 to Jose G. Marquez and Fidencia Ortiz, he was a lifelong resident of El Paso, TX. He was one of seven children with six siblings: Jose, Willie, Rodolfo, Francisca, Maria, and Josefina; all of whom have preceded him in death. He married Florencia Galindo Marquez, his wife of 30 years, at the young age of 22 and they grew their own family of three children, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter with two more on their way at the time of his passing. He later fathered another daughter, two more grandchildren, and was a Godfather to over 20 Godchildren. Milton was a father figure to many, where he was known as Dad, Grandpa, Nino, Tocallo, Compadre and respectfully as Mr. Marquez. Milton actively served his country in the U.S. Army where he traveled across seas, piquing his interest in travel. Milton returned to his family in El Paso where he worked for the City of El Paso-Street Department for 30 years. He continued his service as an Army reservist for 22 years until retirement. He was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, a fraternal and service organization. In retirement, he followed his passion for travel and jetted across North America visiting family and friends, small towns and big cities, historical landmarks and lesser known corners of the world. He carried a giant roadmap in the trunk of his car, as driving was his preferred method of travel, always in control of his destination and ready at a whim when the wind called his name or someone needed him, anywhere. He always made it a point to stop and worship at a local Catholic church in the places he visited. When he could no longer travel, he resided in El Paso at a veteran’s home for 9 years, becoming a resident favorite and friend to many. There, he attended many honorary ceremonies representing military veterans, received new titles such as the Wii bowling champion, a regular Bingo winner, and first resident to use Skype when it became available. He was grateful to be able to continuously practice his faith through volunteer visitors. Milton maintained his outings on a regular basis to the movies, racetrack, and family celebrations, including his own 85th birthday party. He was always surrounded by prayer, love, friendship, and respect, leaving behind family traditions, countless memories, quiet words of wisdom, and his unconditional love. Milton has made the ultimate trip to be our Lord and passed loved ones. He will be remembered for many great things, but Faith, Love, Hope, and Charity are the words that best sum up 85 wonderful years. For that, we are grateful to God.
He is survived by his children: Sylvia Altizer, Daughter Larry Marquez, Son Georgina Ramirez, Daughter Elisa Marmalejo, Daughter
- Sylvia Altizer, Daughter
- Larry Marquez, Son
- Georgina Ramirez, Daughter
- Elisa Marmalejo, Daughter
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Milton Abraham Marquez
May 25, 2020
Milton will always be remembered as grandpa milton to my kids. You were always there when we needed you. You will be missed and never forgotten. We love you milton.
May 21, 2020
Today is a sad day for me and for all that had the privilege of knowing you Nino Milton. You were not only my uncle you were so much more than that you were a father figure to me. You were always there if I ever needed a kind or helpful word of advise for whatever problem life had for me. Thank you for the cherished memories of holidays past with you and all our loving family. You always opened your home and your heart always giving never expecting anything in return. I'm so grateful for having you, and Nini's Flor in my life as my godparents. You taught me so much. How to work hard for what you want. I remember Sunday afternoon get togethers at your house me and cuz Milton washing your car so we could take it around the block after we washed and detailed it to learn how to drive. You taught me about faith, family, kindness, and love. I am left with the promise that we will see each other in our Lord's heavenly kingdom. I want to extend my sincere condolences to my dear cousins Larry, Sylvia, Gina and the entire family. We share in the sadness and loss of a humble christian and a great man. Rest in peace Nino love you always.
Godson Jorge, Val, Lauren, Alec, and Nick Galindo
You will forever be missed but never forgotten.
Veronica Galindo Swatts
May 21, 2020
Nino thank you so much for always showing us unconditional love. You will be dearly missed. May you Rest In Eternal Peace. We love you and you will always live in our hearts.
May 20, 2020
Nino, thank you for being such a wonderful, caring and loving individual for all who had the blessing of knowing you! Growing up, I remember the many times we were over on Sundays, with the entire family. You and my Nina, were always so loving and kind to us all. I especially remember when my Nina lend me her car to learn how to drive and you would take me around the block and always being so patient with me until I learned to drive! Thank you Nino for being such a wonderful role model to us all and for the advise you were always ready to share with us. Thank you for the beautiful memories I will forever cherish! I love you, Sukie Rodriguez and Family
"God has said, never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."