Jan. 12, 1958 — Nov. 3, 2017
Marco Meza died at his home Friday evening, Nov. 3, surrounded by his wife and dearest friend. He was born Jan. 12, 1958 to Ricardo and Rosa.
He moved up to the Northwest in 1977, met his wife, Linda, in 1980, and they married in 1984. They were both baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1988, and have served faithfully together since.
In the early 1980s, they had a successful landscape business together, and worked hard for many lovely families in the community. In 1992, Marco became a water meter reader for the cites of Astoria, Warrenton, Gearhart, Seaside, Vernonia, Rockaway, Clatskanie and others. He was in that line of work up until his diagnosis of lymphoma in February 2013. After his first treatment, he went back to work as a landscape gardener, and continued happily there until January 2017.
Many knew him as “the guy on the scooter,” but for those who knew him personally knew him as not only a man with integrity and loyalty, but one of the kindest persons. He was always a gentleman, and always willing to help one out in a quiet and unassuming way. Marco was loved by all and will be missed so greatly by many.
His unfading hope of the Bible’s promises kept him going through the worst of this disease, and kept a smile on his beautiful face. He truly was a beautiful man in and out, and we look forward to the day of seeing him once again on a paradise earth.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, and a sister, Esther. Surviving family members, besides his wife, Linda, include sisters Elsa, Rosario and Sandra; a brother, Ricardo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Nov. 19, 2017, at The Loft at the Red Building, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Donations in Marco’s name may be made by credit card at www.jw.org or by check to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc., 900 Red Mills Road, Wallkill, NY 12589-3223.
In the meantime, sleep sweet, dear Sparky, until we meet again.