Byron Giovanni Marroquin-Alvarez, a beloved father, grandfather, son and friend passed away on Saturday, April 9th 2022. He was 53 years old and passed away peacefully in his Leonia, NJ home.
Byron was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on September 1st, 1968, to the union of Lidia Alvarez and his late father Manuel Marroquin. He was the oldest brother of four younger siblings: Maribel, Marlon, Alma and Jasmin, as well as the beloved cousin of many. At the age of 19, Byron emigrated to the United States, not knowing even one word of English. Yet despite this, he was able to soon settle down to start a family and establish a long, successful career as an electronic technician.
Byron leaves to cherish his memory eternally his three daughters: Jessica Schramm, Danielle Marroquin, and Ariana Marroquin. As well as his three grandchildren: Olivia, Anastasia and Brody, who lovingly referred to him as "Grandpa Donuts" or "Pops." He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of relatives and friends who will always remember him for his treasured sense of humor, esteemed work ethic and immeasurable acts of kindness. His heart was truly made of gold.
Visitation for Byron will be held at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home at 327 Main St. in Fort Lee, NJ on Saturday, April 16th 2022. Loved ones are welcome to pay their final respects any time between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00pm.