Obituary: Martin J. Jaquez
Sept. 15, 1959-Nov. 4, 2022
(San Diego) – Martin J. Jaquez, 63, tragically passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in a sudden car accident. He leaves his wife Kellie C. Jaquez with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. He was born Sept. 15, 1959, in Worcester, Mass., a son of the late Joseph T. Jaquez and Patricia Marie Rice.
He graduated from high school in Worcester, Mass., in 1977 before attending Boston University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1981. He continued his education at the University of Southern California, receiving a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in 1982. After graduating from USC, Martin worked as a design engineer and research scientist for Bell Telephone Laboratories and Brooktree Laboratories. He later pursued a second successful career in patent law – graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1992 with Dean’s Honors and as a member of Law Review.
Although his studies and career path moved him away from his Massachusetts upbringing, Marty remained a devoted New England sports fan – passing on his dedication for the Patriots and Red Sox to his two daughters. Marty was known to enjoy the finer things life had to offer – and could frequently be found tanning at Del Mar Beach, practicing his golf game in Torrey Pines, and occasionally wagering at the nearby racetrack. A committed husband and father – Martin was heavily involved in raising his two daughters – coaching his daughters’ softball teams and participating in several dance recitals. The life of every party, he will be deeply missed by his friends, family, colleagues and all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two children, Nicole and Casey Jaquez of San Diego, Calif.; his brother Michael Jaquez and his wife Jackie and their son of Dylan of Oceanside, Calif.; Patrice Lyons and her husband John and their daughters Jessica and Casey of Worcestor, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Mark Jaquez in 2018.
A Catholic funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego, Calif., followed by a Celebration of Life reception at the Jaquez family home, open to all.
“Well, big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams, meet me in a land of hope and dreams”