OBITUARY

David P. Marriott

September 15, 1961June 1, 2021
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David P. Marriott, 59, of Las Vegas, died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas on June 1, 2021. Born September 15, 1961 in Kentucky, he had been a lifelong Las Vegas resident. Mr. Marriott worked for Bonanza Beverage for more than twenty years, serving in multiple roles. David enjoyed playing golf and going to the track.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robb Marriott, Sr. Survivors include his children, Colleene Bauer and Kara Marriott; his mother, Alice Marriott; his sister, Diane Smith; his brothers, Danny Marriott and Robb Marriott, Jr; along with many close friends. A celebration of life will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (his 60th birthday) at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W. Warm Springs Rd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89113.

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Kirk Johns

June 17, 2021

Wow. I just heard the news and am a little surprised. This was one tough fighter and really thought he had this thing kicked. What a great dude - from meeting as strangers to regular visits - he is going to be missed by so many. I have already shared the sad news with five more people (not in the Vegas area) and although it is so sad to not be able to share more laugh with Dave - we are already talking about the good times. What an awesome dude.

Craig Boyle

June 3, 2021

Marriott family,
David was an inspiration to all of us as he battled every day. He loved his girls and his extended family @ Bonanza beverage co.
I will always remember his desire to be in and around the “action”.
He will be missed and always in our hearts .

Craig Boyle

Biography

David Paul Marriott was a man who was headstrong, realistic, and carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. He possessed both book smarts and common sense and will be remembered by those who knew him as one who would be honest when asked, even if his opinion wasn't a popular one.

David was born on September 15, 1961 in Kentucky. After his mother, Janie, married Robb Marriott, he was adopted and raised along with his older sister, Diana; and younger brother; Danny. Robbie came along a year later. As he was growing up, he was an active child who participated in Cub Scouts and liked playing baseball and going bowling. David was sociable and had many friends while growing up. Some of his best friends were Carl Busse, Billy Kane, David Clark, Scott Day, and Craig Hendricks.

As he moved into high school, David joined band where he played the trumpet. He even earned second chair when he played state. He loved his band class, and also loved learning from Mr. Baumgardner. David graduated from Western High School in 1980. After graduating, David went on to attend the University of Nevada – Las Vegas where he earned his BSBA degree in Business Management. While in college, his favorite classes were anything to do with Political Science. David was intelligent and had a strong work ethic which he would carry with him into the workforce.

For work, David was employed for over 20 years with Bonanza Beverage where he served multiple roles, including sales associate. He was a hard worker who valued efficiency. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track.

David’s most important role, though, was being a father to his daughters, Colleene and Kara. He was ever watchful of them and maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. He later became a grandfather to his grandson, Liam. David loved his family and was devoted to them, always making sure they never wanted for anything. His family was rounded out by the family dog, a Rottweiler named Thor, who he had for 13 years.

Whenever he wasn’t working, David kept many hobbies. He liked going out to the track and watching horse races and he loved to travel. Some of his favorite vacations included trips to Del Mar, Hawaii, and Boston. He was also a big sports fan and loved watching all sports from baseball to NASCAR, and he even got into watching soccer in the last two years of his life. In his adulthood, he became an avid golfer. David was also a good friend to many people, and some of his best friends were Logan Patterson and Scott “Scooter” Palmer.

David passed away on June 1, 2021 at home in Las Vegas after fighting a 10 year battle against cancer. He is survived by his daughters, Colleene and Kara; and his grandson, Liam. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

All who knew him would agree that David was a pillar of their lives. He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground. He had a strong work ethic and was pragmatic in his thoughts and acts. David Paul Marriott did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life he touched was given the chance to become a better person, and he will be deeply missed.