Council Member Fimbres Honors the Memory of Former Ward 5 Council Aide Abe Marques
Council Member Richard Fimbres and the Ward 5 Council Office were saddened to learn this week of the passing of former Council Aide Abe Marques.
Marques served as an Aide for Ward 5 from 1989 to 2010. "Abe gave his heart and all of his effort to help me do the work to better the lives of Ward 5 constituents," stated Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres. "His knowledge, expertise, and compassion will be missed."
Marques began his service with the City of Tucson working for Fimbres' predecessor, Ward 5 Councilmember Steve Leal, and Abe's work was focused on serving the neighborhoods and the greater community through the allocation and use of the City's federal Community Development Block Grant funding, Youth Enrichment programs, the Back to Basics program, and the day to day constituent work that all Council offices take on.
Abe lived a life of service to the community and our Nation as he was a Veteran of the Unites States Navy, had worked for Congressman Jim McNulty, and the University of Arizona prior joining the Ward 5 office.
Abe's long career gave him great experience and knowledge about the community and the workings of the City, which he was always willing to share with new Council Aides, in order to help them serve the community, as they came into service with newly elected Council Members.
When Abe Marques retired from City service and the Ward 5 office in 2010, his work and efforts were recognized by then Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup and Ward 5 Councilmember Fimbres.
"The Tucson community, our Ward 5 neighborhoods, and many community organizations benefitted from Abe's work," Councilmember Fimbres added. "He was always ready to help make Ward 5 a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He will be missed and remembered."