Ernesto Tadeo Marcano Obituary

Ernesto Tadeo Marcano

Jul 21, 1969-Aug 10, 2020
Resided in Denton, Texas
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Ernesto "Brian" Tadeo Marcano, 51, died August 10, 2020, at the North Texas VA Hospice after a brave ten-year battle with cancer. Born on July 21, 1969, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ernesto served as Airman First Class in the USAF from 1988 to 1997, serving as an Armament Specialist for NATO Forces on the F111 and F14 Aircraft. During his service, he spent most of his time in the Netherlands, living and forming relationships in Den Bosch.

Ernesto returned from Venezuela as a small child and grew up in Kent and Jamestown, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated High School in Jamestown, Ohio. He attended Oxford University while serving with the USAF in England, then later studied in the Dallas Community College System, developing an interest in Nano Technology.

After leaving the service, Ernesto moved to Caracas, Venezuela, to live with his father and to meet his large extended family in Venezuela. He shared many stories of hunting, fishing, and camping in the Amazon with his brother, cousins and uncles.  He moved to Dallas, Texas, to be close to his sister and her family. He inspired his niece and nephew from a young age and helped shape their lives and goals as he faced cancer with strength, resolution, and poise.

He is survived by his Partner in Life, Magda Solari, of Highland Village, Texas, sister and brother-in-law, Gabriela “Joy” and Larry Weiner, niece and nephew, Hannah and Robert Weiner, of Rowlett, Texas, brother, Andres Marcano, of Mendoza, Argentina, and Aunts and Uncles, Eileen and Dr. Roderick Snead, of Fort Worth, Texas, Monica and Tim Ralph, of Columbus, Ohio, and Madeline Pfister, of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Pfister, and his father, Tadeo de Jesús Marcano.

Ernesto’s experience living abroad and his desire to make the world a more equitable and just place for all humanity, motivated him to join and actively participate in the Dallas chapter of Inter Nations and with associated charities. Compassion for refugees and promoting their rights, protecting and appreciating the environment, and promoting girls and women’s involvement in the sciences were special passions of his.  The strength and conviction with which he held his values, combined with the ferocity with which he fought his disease, were inspiring to his family and his many friends.

His ashes will be placed in the Columbarium at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, in a private ceremony with military funeral honors.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Human Rights Initiative:

"Take a more aggressive effort to do a greater good.  Mentor others in the way to do it." – Facebook profile of Ernesto Marcano

"Be ready when an impossible situation becomes possible." – Ernesto Marcano, July 29, 2013


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Persia Aug 13, 2020
Friend, Garland Texas
A person couldn't have asked for a more interesting and intelligent friend than Ernesto! I am so glad I have the benefit to have known him and had him in my life for so many years. The world is genuinely better off having been touched by E. You all are in my heart and know that I am here for absolutely anything you need that I am able to do or give. I love you all.
Cathy Collins Aug 13, 2020
Work colleague at PCI, Plano Texas
Ernesto was a great man and he will be missed dearly...Rest in Peace more pain.
Tracy Musett Aug 13, 2020
Friend and co worker at PCI, Dallas Texas
My favorite story to tell about Ernesto is from when I started at PCI around seven and a half years ago. I was in training and E, as I called him, had his own team. We trained on the phones near him and his team and I was scared to death of him. So of course when they assigned us to teams I was put on his team, the last thing I wanted. So a few weeks go by and I’m still scared of him but getting to know him better and realizing he is a very good boss. Shortly thereafter he was is in a motorcycle accident. He was out a few weeks and I realized I missed him. He cane back and I wasn’t really scared anymore. I realized Ernesto was just serious about doing whatever he did, In this case his job, to best of his abilities and expected it of his team as well. He taught me to expect the best of myself. I could go on and on. I was on his team for over 4 years until he went on disability. He was my mentor and my friend and I will forever be grateful to him for believing in me and for always pushing me to be my best. I am very sorry for your loss, in reality he was so very kind and amazing and I honestly don’t know why I was scared of him because in the end knowing Ernesto has been a gift, one I will cherish forever. V
Mary White Aug 13, 2020
Friend of your sister, Richardson Texas
Fly high Brian you are at peace now and earned your wings
Carolina and Henry Martinez Aug 13, 2020
Friends, Dallas Texas
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace
Libby Aug 14, 2020
Friend , Garland Texas
Brian was a great man! He will be missed. He gave cancer a big fight. Cheers 🍻 to you Brian. RIP!
Kay Viney Aug 19, 2020
Friend , Addison Texas
My prayers and love to you, Ernesto's family. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. He was the most resilient man I have ever known. Through all his cancer treatment, surgeries, chemo, etc., Ernesto was always sure things would work out okay. His optimism and desire to fight was so strong and very inspirational for those around him. I remember his back surgery and the doctors not wanting to perform it. Because Ernesto knew more about his cancer than most (even doctors) he insisted and found a doctor to do it. With the risk he took and the pain he endured, he came back to work with optimism and his great love for life. Many wonderful stories of courage. You are in my heart. ❤


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