In memory of
Marquis, John 1937 - 2018 John "Jack" Joseph Marquis. Born June 24, 1937, in Newark, OH, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth Ohler Marquis. John, known affectionately as Jack, graduated St Francis DeSales High School and continued his education receiving degrees of Master of Divinity from the Athenaeum of Cincinnati, OH; Master of Counseling and Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. Ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Dec.1962, he served the Diocese of Columbus at: St Joesph Parish, Circleville, teaching at Bishop Flaget High School, Chillicothe; St Anthony Parish, teaching at St Francis DeSales High School; St Mary Parish, where he established a counseling program for Priests of the Columbus Diocese; Holy Rosary Parish, director of the Office of Pastoral Care; Chaplain to St. Vincent Children's Center; Director of Shrine Center for Renewal; Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, New Philadelphia; Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Coshocton; Pastor of St Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Portsmouth. Rescripted from active priesthood in 1999 he continued his Christian birthright as chaplain for several Hospice programs, retiring from Heartland Hospice, Dayton, OH, after which he authored and published the book: Walking With Moses, Reflections on the Journey. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother. He is survived by his wife, Judith Zelinski Marquis; sisters Emily Goodin; Mary (Denny) Nelson; Joann Haslinger; and Judith (Pete) Dodd; Brother-in-law and kindred spirit, former News Editor and Industrial Editor of The Dayton Daily News and Campus Coordinator for OSU with The Columbus Dispatch, Darwin Sator, Sister-in-law, Janet Marquis. Several nieces and nephews, five step children; ten step grand children. Jack's body has been donated to science to further medical research. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 am at St Leonard, 8100 Clyo Rd, Centerville, OH.
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