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Joseph M Marquart
Joseph M Marquart
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Joseph M. Marquart, on June 13, 2024, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Marlton. Age 76.

Beloved husband of Donna (nee Davis) for 47 years. Devoted father of Vincent Marquart (Robin), David Marquart (Dana Marie), and Caitlin Story (Michael). Loving grandfather of Jonas, Parker, Willow, and Harrison. Dear brother of the late Denise Marquart.

Mr. Marquart was a graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, class of 1965. After graduating from LaSalle University, he returned to teach at Bishop Eustace for 50 years until his retirement in 2019. During his time at Bishop Eustace, he was a respected English teacher, conducted many theater productions, wrote the schools alma mater, but most importantly he was a mentor to many of his students. Mr. Marquart dedicated his life to education and he took great joy in the success of his students, many of whom he maintained a close connection with until his passing.

Mr. Marquart was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Parish. He was a member of the choir for many years and the Parish was a second home to him and his family.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2024 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. A second viewing will take place on Wednesday morning from 10:15am to 11:15am at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 100 Willow Bend Road, Marlton, NJ. Funeral Mass 11:30am in the church. Interment will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cause that was very close to Mr. Marquart's heart, St. Joan of Arc School Tuition Fund (101 Evans Road, Marlton, NJ 08053), to allow children an opportunity to receive a Catholic education.

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R Rev. Lawrence E. Polansky on Jun 26, 2024

As a freshman and sophomore, I will always remember Mr. Marquart challenging his students to do the best they could. He was passionate about everything he did and became a true friend and mentor. After graduation, I would occasionally see him at Saint Joan of Arc in Marlton and I remember how supportive and genuinely excited he was when I told him I was discerning a vocation to the Priesthood. He touched the lives of many and I thank God for his gift of Mr. Marquart to us. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. My condolences and prayers to his immediate and extended family.
Fr. Larry Polansky '82

S Sonny Palmer on Jun 21, 2024

I am proud to be a member of an elite group of individuals who have had the privilege of having known Joe Marquart on many levels: teacher, drama coach, mentor, friend, and colleague. During my four years as a student at BE, Joe helped me, as well as many other students keep our heads screwed on straight. He had the uncanny ability to see that a student needed attention and he provided it. When I returned to BE as a teacher, Joe immediately asked me to help with the Drama Club. After a few productions he knew that I wanted to do a musical and said we could as long as it was GODSPELL. How did he know that was the show I always wanted to direct. The heart of GODSPELL has always lived within Joe Marquart and Joe has always lived within the message of GODSPELL! May God bless his soul and look over his family and all who have had the privilege of knowing Joseph M Marquart! RIP my friend!

T Tony Regina on Jun 18, 2024

Mr. Marquart was both compassionate and passionate. A caring man. A mentor to many. A grammatical guru and guide. Just a genuinely down-to-earth soul. Thankful for the fond memories we shared. Rest in peace.

P Pamela Fisk on Jun 18, 2024

Fresh of the plane from England, I had the good fortune to land in the English Department at Bishop Eustace in 1989 and found myself under the gentle wing of Joe, who spent a good deal of his “free” periods nudging me into how to approach teaching English Literature ( my degrees were in History). He gave me the confidence to tackle all that came my way in the year in the English Department before I moved into the more familiar Social Studies. I had the utmost respect for Joe, both personally and professionally, and still remember him, coffee cup on hand, laughing at the many memories we all shared. Always dedicated to his students above all, yet with a deep caring for the subject he taught.
Love to Donna and his family.

Pamela Fisk . Faculty 1980 - 1986

J Joseph M. Marquart on Jun 18, 2024

M Michele on Jun 18, 2024

Mr. Marquart was one of my favorite and best teachers. I often think about what he said, not only about poetry and literature but about life. He had such a special teaching style and the kindness that others have mentioned was truly impactful. He will be missed – but his wisdom lives on. I wish I could have thanked him, but hopefully his family will understand how important he was to so many people. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Michele Connors, BEP '96

J John Tracey on Jun 17, 2024

In my life I was blessed with two people who meant everything to me as example of what it meant to be a Christian man.

My father taught me how to put myself and my mind into everything I did, that the measure of a man was in how you overcame all obstacles to accomplish things for the betterment of himself and those around him. Mr. Marquart, however, was the one who showed me that those goals were limitless, whether it was in diagramming a sentence structure and attaining academic success far beyond my limited skillset, or, more frightfully, singing (solo) and dancing on stage in the first Eustace musical, where my skillset was non-existent.

It didn't matter to Mr. Marquart, because while success was the objective, it was the process of effort and discipline that he taught us which made it possible.

He pushed the young man who arrived at Eustace as a shy freshman, unsure of his place in the academic rigor of the Prep, to realize he could attain anything he wanted to - if he was willing to perfect his craft, overcome failure, believe in himself but more so believe in others around him. To be a leader. To be a friend. To be God's light.

Mr. Marquart encouraged me to achieve so much more than I ever thought I could - and to do it while treating people with kindness, love and compassion. He was demanding, but only to teach us to be demanding of ourselves.

I am but one voice but I know that I speak for the many hundreds – thousands actually – of us who became what we are because of Mr. Marquart and those around us at Bishop Eustace Prep.

Rest easy Mr. Marquart, because you leave a legacy of people interminably impacted by your gifts of knowledge but much more importantly and lasting – your gift of yourself.

John Tracey, Class of 1985
“Mister Assistant Director Sir” – Godspell

M Mr. Brian Michael Baldwin on Jun 17, 2024

Joe Marquart was a wonderful person on so many levels. He was very kind and thoughtful and cared deeply about each of his students and his role as an educator. He was approachable to students, a great listener, and exhibited a calm demeanor. He was an extraordinary English teacher - a subject that is very difficult to teach - and elevated his student's writing, communication, and analytical skills. He had excellent values, integrity, and consistency which was admired universally. Whenever his name surfaced in conversation - someone couldn't help but comment "Joe Marquart is a good man" (in fact one of our football coaches interrupted practice one day to comment on how much he respected Mr. Marquart as his car drove by the football field on his way home). He began each class with a very simple prayer - "Lord may everything I do begin with your inspiration, continue with your love, and reach perfection under your guidance." His life truly embodied this prayer. I had the fortune of having Mr. Marquart as my Sophomore Honors English teacher and Senior year Cum Laude advisor and he had an incredibly positive impact on my life.

Brian Baldwin 2001

V Vincent Palusci on Jun 17, 2024

I was just thinking about his kindness, caring and support through some difficult years at BE. I started with him my sophomore year and then through three years in the drama club. He always cared more about his students than just their schoolwork, but there were times he could be very tough if you did not live up to the best you could do. I hear his voice and his support and will keep him and his family in my prayers.

Vince Palusci '76

J John Small on Jun 16, 2024

I am not sure if I ever met a better man than Mr. Marquart. I was not a great student nor a member of drama, but this man became a role model, mentor and friend when I needed him the most. I’m not sure where I’d be without his influence in my life. Truly saddened by his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with Donna and his family! RIP to a truly great man.
John Small

F Frank Salvatore Croce on Jun 16, 2024

Joe was a Eustace colleague and a friend of ours. Our three children were fortunate enough to sit in his English classes. Our deepest condolences to his wife Donna and their children and grandchildren. He was a generous and principled man with a deep faith who always saw the best in people. Rest in peace, Joe.
Frank and Nancy Croce

D Dominic McDowell on Jun 15, 2024

I was blessed to have Mr. Marquart during my Senior year at Eustace. The man was selfless, compassionate, and dedicated to every student he came in contact with. I returned to BE numerous times to BE following graduation. The thing I always looked forward to was seeing his smile and getting a "Come here, son," followed by a huge huge.

R Ron on Jun 15, 2024

A great man and teacher. RIP Joseph.

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