Garret Marcus, a member of the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, passed away at his home January 27, 2021 at the age of 56. He was born in Banning on December 20, 1964 to Clarence and Rosie Marcus, the youngest of 9 children.
Garret attended schools in Banning and graduated from Banning High School in 1982. In 1985, he received from DeVry University with a degree in electronic technology.
He loved playing baseball and played in the Banning Little League for the Banning High School team as well as for his family team, The Renegades, with his brothers. He also played Triple A baseball in the Bay Area.
Garret was an outstanding drummer and played in many bands. He eventually became the drummer for his family band, The Tribesmen, playing alongside his brothers, cousins, and friends.
He was always smiling, laughing, and joking with everyone and provided entertainment wherever he went. Garret enjoyed spending time with his family, playing pool, playing cards with his mom and was a member of the Morongo Faith Chapel. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Garret was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Marcus Sr., and brothers, Marvan Marcus, Alfred Marcus and Clarence Marcus Jr. He is survived by his mother, Rosie Marcus of Banning, CA; sons Jarred (Cortney) Marcus, Malachi and Ezekiel Marcus; daughters, Hannah and Alyssa Marcus; brothers, John (Teresa Blocker) Marcus of Banning, CA, Andrew (Joy) Marcus of Banning, CA and Kim (Barbara) Marcus of Mountain Center, CA; sisters, Erlinda (Ron) Marcus-Jones and Mary (John) Linton of Valley Center, CA; godson, Aaron Lederer; grandchildren, Madeline and Carson; companion, Eva Fetuuaho; friends, Jeff Johnson, Marion Linton, Rob Necochea; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A viewing will be held from 4-8PM, with rosary at 7PM. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Wiefels and Son Mortuary, 50 East Nicolet Street, Banning, CA 92220. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10AM on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, with a burial to follow at the Tribal Cemetery.
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