Manuel “Manny” Marroquin, 72, a former Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died on Jan. 3, 2016, after a long illness.
Mr. Marroquin, who joined USAID in 2000, served in Bolivia, Botswana, Haiti and Washington, D.C. After several months as a development leadership intern, Mr. Marroquin served as an acquisition and assistance officer for six years, until his retirement in 2006.
From August 2006 to May 2010, as an international assistance adviser to the State Department, Mr. Marroquin provided consulting and assistance in developing the Central America Free Trade Agreement. During 2010, as a management officer in State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau, he provided emergency assistance in Port-au-Prince to Haiti’s law enforcement programs, police academy, drug enforcement, prisons and displaced persons camps following the country’s worst earthquake. In 2011, Mr. Marroquin served as management officer, contracts and grants officer and management adviser to the State Department in Jerusalem.
A former resident of Mission Viejo, Calif., Mr. Marroquin had moved recently to Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. Friends and family members recall his love of life and his devotion to this family and his faith. Mr. Marroquin is survived by his wife, Marlene (née Vreeland); his children, Dina (Meslovich) and Joseph; a brother, Frank, and sister, Lupe (Chirat); and grandchildren Annie, Amanda, Kristin and Josie.