Arturo Marquez Diaz, age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2021, at UCHealth in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He was born October 7, 1944, in Sta. Barbara, Philippines. Arturo was the loving son of Juan Diaz and Emilia Marquez. He studied at FEATI University where he became a highly respected engineer. Later, he met and married the love of his life, Aurelia Fontanilla Diaz, where they would eventually raise a family of four children.
Arturo was intelligent, witty, compassionate, and could always put a smile on everyone’s face; but above all, Arturo was the ultimate family man and he always prioritized his wife and kids ahead of his own needs. Arturo enjoyed singing and humming his favorite tunes, watching Denver Nuggets basketball games, gardening, and spending precious moments with his family and friends.
Arturo was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Emilia Diaz. He is survived by his wife, Aurelia; his two sons, Arturo Jr and Arnulfo; his two daughters, Arlene and Araceli; and his many grandchildren and cousins. Arturo taught all of us to love deeply and to never take family for granted. Today, and every day, we kindly ask to keep his spirit alive and to honor his memory.