David Anthony Marcos

5/6/2020

David Anthony Marcos, 77, of Warwick, NY passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Born September 1, 1942 to Emilio Handal Marcos and Louise Falanga, David was raised in Jersey City, NJ.  Graduating high school early at age 16, David attained a B.S. in Chemistry from Farleigh Dickinson University at the age of 20 and subsequently enrolled in medical school.  Compelled by a sense of duty during the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964 and proudly served his country.  He attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, and was later assigned to the Army Security Agency, conducting matters of military intelligence at Kagnew Station in Asmara, Eritrea.  David left the army in 1968 and went on to work in the chemical industry. Years later he enjoyed his retirement and worked at Davis Shooting Sports near his home.

David is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Eileen Schweizer Marcos, his eldest son David James (and his wife Amy), his youngest son Matthew Thomas, his grandchildren Nathanael, Alexander, Zachary, David’s sister Rosanna Marcos, and his nephew Alfred (Jimmy) DiRenzo. Upholding the values instilled in them by their father, David’s two sons pursued careers in international security and diplomacy, devoting themselves to protecting the country that he loved so dearly.

His family and countless others loved him and were honored to have David in their lives.  David was a family man and kept strong ties with relatives around the world, effortlessly conversing with family in Arabic, Spanish, Italian, and English.  Being a well traveled man, David had an affinity for different cultures and possessed an innate ability through humor and compassion to find common ground with people from every background.  David spent his weekends taking his wife and sons boating, fishing, target shooting and pursuing great meals. He was delighted by his grandsons who adored him beyond words and, who, along with his sons, inherited his quiet strength, commanding presence, nature-loving sensibility, easy laugh, and big heart.  David was also devoted to his fellow servicemen and military veterans.  His family and friends will honor his memory by upholding the values he stood for:  honesty, compassion, freedom and justice.  David will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Disabled American Vets (DAV) VA Regional Office 245 West Houston St. Room 204 New York, NY 10014 (https://www.dav.org/) Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 (https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private burial arrangements in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ have been made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY

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To the Marcos Family, My sincere condolences to you all. I was moved to tears when I heard of the passing of my friend Dave. I met him at the range and we would always talk about the world problems and of course come up with a solution. Dave I will miss you and hope one day to join you in Valhalla. Until then rest easy my friend.
Jim Tierney
5/15/2020
Dear Eileen my sincere condolences to you, loved ones and family. I was truly saddened to hear my favorite cousin David passing. I will miss his smile, laugh and our little talks throughout the years. RIP Dave.
Nicholas Arlea
5/14/2020
To the Marcos, We knew David when he lived in Jersey and was a friend of our brother Anthony. He often visited our house to lift weights with Anthony. He was a very polite and charming person. After he started college we lost track of him. When he returned from Africa he did visit us and told us about his time there. He even was a substitute teacher at Snyder high School where I taught (probably before he got a permanent job.) Again we lost track. Well it has been a long time. Last year we lost our brother Anthony to an accident at home plus poor health conditions. My brother Richard and his family live in Hillsborough, NJ and I live in Wayne,NJ. We will send a donation to one of the organizations mentioned in the obituary. Keep safe at home. Geraldine Gillio Richard and Lucile Gillio
GERALDINE GILLIO
5/13/2020
Dave was a friend and colleague. I had the pleasure of working with him for 12 years at ISP/GAF. His smile and laughter were contagious and always uplifted sales meetings. He was a consummate professional and well respected by his customers and colleagues. While I have many fond memories of Dave, some of the fondest are the fishing expeditions he did for customers. Rest in peace Dave. Ron Marzoli
Ron Marzoli
5/13/2020
Dave was a friend and colleague. I had the pleasure of working with him for 12 years at ISP/GAF. His smile and laughter were contagious and always uplifted sales meetings. He was a consummate professional and well respected by his customers and colleagues. While I have many fond memories of Dave, some of the fondest are the fishing expeditions he did for customers. Rest in peace Dave. Ron Marzoli
Ron Marzoli
5/13/2020
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