Miguel Marquez Delgado, 87, beloved father, of Glendale, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2008, with his children and grandchildren at his side, in Arlington, TX while fighting a long battle with cancer that he managed to conquer for over 16 years. He was born in Namiquipa, Chihuahua, MX. on Feb. 27, 1921 to his parents Gabriel Marquez and Carmen Delgado. He migrated to AZ with his wife and children in 1971. Here the Marquez family continued to grow as Miguel provided for his family by working well into his eighties. He was always a very strong and hardworking man who held on to his dream of becoming a US citizen, which he successfully accomplished at the age of 78. He enjoyed restoring vehicles, taking walks and collecting any kind of trinket that caught his eye. He was a person who loved bright colors and showed it in all that he did. Never was there a problem he couldn’t fix with his improvising ways we all knew too well and will miss very much. Lo queremos y extrañamos mucho papa! He is survived by his 9 children, Miguel Marquez, Maria Socorro Cuevas, Noe Marquez, Martin Marquez, Erasmo Marquez, Luz Elena Marquez Gonzalez, Zulema Marquez, Lucia Castaneda and Carmen Vega; he is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Viewing will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Friday, May 30th from 5pm-8pm. Prayer Service will be on Saturday, May 31st at 10:00am at same location.