David G. Marqua, 86, Entomologist, passed away January 29, 2017 in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. David was born October 30, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to
parents Harold Gobrecht Marqua and Clephane Wertzberger Marqua. David
earned his degree from UCLA as an Entomologist and worked as a Director of
the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation. He was directly responsible
for starting up the Nature Center Program. David retired in 1985 but, he
never slowed down. He started construction on a house at Ft. Davis Mountain
Resort in Ft. Davis, Texas. David also owned his own Cessna airplane and
would travel all over the west coast. Always a favorite destination, he
would often fly over Catalina Island. In his retirement, David collected
insects from all over the world but mostly Latin America. He donated his
world class collection to Texas A&M University which included many
undiscovered beetles.

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Art Evans just sent me word of Dave's passing...

Dave Marqua photos during happier times - June 2010

Mike Quinn, Austin, Texas