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