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Turner Funeral Home and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL

OBITUARY

Paul F Marquart Sr.

April 25, 1924September 7, 2019
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Paul F Marquart Sr., 95, of Spring Hill, Florida. Died peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2019 at his home in Spring Hill. Paul was born on April 25, 1924 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York to Paul and Anna Marquart. Paul was a Veteran of WWII, he signed up at the age of 17 to follow his older Brother into the war. He served in the Coast Guard and was deployed onto the USS General W.P. Richardson. He served over three years and was ranked as Seaman 1st Class. After the war, he returned home and eventually settled down in Seaford, NY. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the USCG never left him. He continued to serve the community as a volunteer Fireman in the Seaford Fire Department for many years. He went through the ranks of the Fire Department becoming first the Lieutenant and then Captain. He was also a Volunteer AMT and EMT on the Seaford Fire Department Rescue and saved many lived during his time with the department. He was instrumental to organizing the beginning of the Seaford Explorer Post, which included recruiting future firefighters. He loved the outdoors lifestyle and spent his free time hunting, boating, fishing, camping, etc. Paul is survived by his sons; Paul (Carol) Marquart, Gregory (Deborah) Marquart, Kenneth (Deirdre) Marquart, and Brian (Lindsey) Marquart. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren; Danielle, Michael, Christopher, Kimberly, Eilish, Kayleigh, Timothy, Tyler, and Dominique. The family of Paul wish to extend our sincere thanks to the Chen family, and his family at Atria who have all made his final years happy and blessed.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul Marquart, Son
  • Carol Marquart, Daughter-in-law
  • Gregory Marquart, Son
  • Deborah Marquart, Daughter-in-law
  • Kenneth Marquart, Son
  • Deirdre Marquart, Daughter-in-law
  • Brian Marquart, Son
  • Lindsey Marquart, Daughter-in-law
  • And his 9 beloved grandchildren: Danielle, Michael, Christopher, Kimberly, Eilish, Kayleigh, Timothy, Tyler, and Dominique.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

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Deirdre Marquart

September 14, 2019

Bill Lynch

September 13, 2019

Lots of great memories over the years. I can still see this proud, stubborn, strong-willed man, sitting by the wood stove in his living room, with loyal German Shorthaired Pointers at his feet. I see a hard-working man in his blue work pants, fireman’s jacket and orange hunting hat, pulling a Slomin’s oil hose down the driveway and breaking up skids to burn in the fire. He was a man who could fix anything, and I thank him for teaching me how to change points, use a timing gun, do brakes and butcher a deer in the yard. Great memories of the Firefighter Drill Team races and camping up at Slide Mountain, when he pretended to be a bear and Kenny almost shot him. I can still see his pre-fire South Street “antique collection” of slot machines, power tools, boats, carburetors, guns, moose meat, deer skins, cars... I can still see him walking out of the woods with Barry on a cold day of hunting in South Otselic, and I see him driving his Arctic Cat to the Red Barn Bar on a cold night in Cobleskill. I see him drinking Schmidt’s beer in the kitchen with my Dad, swapping stories and cracking jokes.

Thanks for the memories old timer! You’ll be missed!

Deirdre Marquart

September 13, 2019

Lindsey Marquart

September 13, 2019

Lois Napolitano

September 12, 2019

Dear Ken, Deirdre & family,
I was deeply saddened to hear that your dad passed away. I volunteered at Atria for about 3 years & will always remember Paul as one of the nicest residents. He came to almost every party with a smile on his face & a joke to tell. He was always so sweet & friendly to the staff & residents. You guys were one of the most attentive families & were there at almost all of the parties. I loved how your dads face always lit up when you were there with him. He was always pleasant, friendly & fun & will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathy to your entire family & know that he will be missed by those whose lives he touched.
Lois

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