Ernest (Ernie) Raymond Marquez, age 77, passed away on March 5, 2021 at Saddleback Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA from complications related to Covid-19. He was born on July 13, 1943 in Winslow, Arizona to Refugio H. Marquez and Amalia May Chavez. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Rosalie Webster and Refugio (RH) Marquez. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jolinda Marquez, and their children, Marie Marquez, Ernie Marquez (Melissa), and Gina Hyde (John), as well as 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Ernie graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy (1961 to 1963). After 32 years of employment at Southern California Edison, Ernie retired as an IT Manager and returned for several years as a consultant. Ernie was an active community member and volunteer in the cities of La Mirada and San Clemente – La Mirada Fiesta de Artes, La Mirada city and school board campaigns, PTA, Softball coach, Boy Scout leader, and past and current president of the San Clemente Ocean Festival. He served on several organization’s boards including the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, the SCE Federal Credit Union, as chairman and officer from 1993 to 2008, and recently he served his neighborhood as Seascape Architecture Committee Chairman. Ernie was also a member of VFW Post 8737.