Gerald W. Marca passed away on Thursday April 13, 2023 with Marlene Piper, his life partner of 50 years by his side. Gerald was born January 14, 1949 in Coquille to Aldo and Rose Marca. Gerald spent his entire life in Coquille, helping on the family dairy, playing both offensive and defensive tackle football with coach Klemm earning the nickname Massey, hard to stop tractor. Last but not least, Gerald played tenor sax in the school marching band with Mr. Hedeen. After high school he went to SWOCC for two years to study engineering while working at Roseburg Lumber. Gerald then got accepted into the electrical apprenticeship program and worked for Hansen Electric in Coos Bay until he opened his own electrical contracting business of Marca Electric Inc., in 1981. Gerald and Marlene opened and ran Valley Coffee, Mr. Zacks, Rivers Edge RV Park, Coquille Laundromat, Valley Car Wash and several rentals. Gerald enjoyed working more than anything and succeeded in everything he tired. Along with Marlene at his side and his two brothers around him to make discouraging or encouraging words of wisdom, as he would say, at the end of their day consultations. Gerald was a Coquille Lion for 37 years, member of the Coquille Valley Elks Lodge # 1935 and Coquille Eagles Aerie # 2196. Every year he volunteered his time and equipment to put up and take down the Christmas tree lights around town, this being just one of the many things he donated his time and equipment to in Coos County for many years.
Gerald is survived by his life partner Marlene, brothers, Aldo and Raymond (Suzie), nephews Bradley and Cody and great niece Annastacia.
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