March 17, 1944 ~ April 16, 2019

Born in: East Saint Louis, IL
Resided in: Denver, CO

Garland S. Marcano was born on March 17, 1944, in East Saint Louis, Illinois to his parents, Frank Marcano and Lula Hawkins Marcano. He was the first born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his younger sibling, who looked up to him. Growing up, he was involved in the Boy Scouts, he was voted Prom King, he loved playing football, baseball, singing, and he loved dressing up to look good. He received his early education in East Saint Louis where he graduated from East Saint Louis High School.

On April 17, 1965, Garland married Esther Perry. They first met when they both were in high school. To this union, Parnell and Michelle were born. Parnell remembers his dad being so proud and happy to see Mary Wilson from The Supremes a legend in the home. On September 15, 1989, he wed, Vivian J. Reeves in Aurora, Colorado. They first met through mutual friends. Vivian fondly remembers her husband as being her best friend. They enjoyed traveling, playing and watching sports. He was later blessed with six grandchildren, who all were an additional source of joy and pride in his life.

By profession, Garland was an over the road Truck Driver. He was employed by both Ideal Truck Line and Western Metal. He was hardworking, dedicated, and performed his duties with pride and excellence.

A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Garland had been a member of the Potters House of Denver for over nine years. He believed in the power of prayer and that everyone needed to have the right relationship with the Lord.

Garland was a fun-loving man, who enjoyed life and those he embraced. In his free time, he enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, basketball, and baseball. His closest friends, Garland Osborne, Eugene Johnson, Morris Cummings, and Elmer McGee will fondly remember him “never calling anyone by their correct name” and the fact that he was a true and trusted friend. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful man. To know Garland was to love him.

Garlard S. Marcano departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on April 16, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include his loving and devoted wife, Vivian J. Marcano of Denver, Colorado; 2 sons, Parnell D. Marcano (Michael Rabb) of Los Angeles, CA and Marcus (Angie) Corbin of Wichita, Kansas; 1 daughter, Michelle A. (Bruce) Johnson of Denver, CO; his step children, Tanya D. Burroughs of Colorado Springs, CO and Aaron H. Burroughs of Aurora, CO; 1 brother, Ralph (Gail) Marcano of East Saint Louis, IL; 5 sisters, Carol Marcano Johns of East Saint Louis, IL, Karen Taylor, Kathy Morgan both of St. Louis, MO, Patricia (Harold) Jenkins of East Saint Louis, IL and Eunice Ford of Memphis, TN; 6 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.


Visitation: April 26, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: April 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

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  1. My dear cousin,

    May you find rest and peace in the arms of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I will always hold and cherish the memories of you in my heart. And doing my best to live my life pleasing to HIM, I know that I will one day see you again. Until then, take your rest.

    2 Corinthians 5:1
    For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

  2. To my DEAR friend Parnell, my thoughts and prayers are with you! I know this has to be hard. I know you are gonna be ok…may take a while, but I got you. I love you, man!

  3. Devi R Greer Sr. This gentleman was my father ,I never had the opportunity to actually meet him but may he RIP. God bless his family

    • As his eldest son, your announcement at this time comes as quite a shock. I’m not sure how to respond to your claim, but I’m certain this is not the forum, as our family is grieving. Should you care to discuss this private matter further, you can reach me on Instagram: @pdmarcano or Facebook Messenger: Parnell Damone Marcano
      This is too public to share my personal email address.

      From there we can sort this all out privately.

  4. You were a true friend, I always Love to see you and Vivian at church and when you didn’t see me you would call me.Going to miss you Buddy, but God knows best

  5. To Parnell and Michelle

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the Lord and just know your father is in perfect peace.

  6. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Garland was like an uncle to me. He will be missed. I will never forget the way he addressed me as “Hey, cool!” Honestly, I think he addressed most of us that way . I remember how he would pull me to the side and think he was giving me the best and most serious advice about life … hilarious! Auntie Vivian would sometimes hear and give me a special look, laugh, then tell me to ignore that 😂. Stay strong auntie … prayers are up for you. Parnell and Michelle … blessings to you as well.

    Tracy “cool” Breckenridge-Farrell

  8. I am so grateful for our time together, so grateful you married my cousin. I have enjoyed every minute of every visit and will cherish those memories for the rest of my life. This is “Hollywood” saying a heart felt Rest In Peace to the “Pretty Man”. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family from the Polks, Reeves and Hardimons of Oklahoma.

  9. To the Family and Friends of Garland Marcano

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.


    Jeanine W.

    Link to download the tract Can the Dead Really Live Again?

  10. Family, friends of Garland – you fought a courageous battle, now you have peace; all praises to our Father & the Lord Jesus Christ. Vivian keep the faith in our savior. I remember back in the day his “ribs” they were off the chain.

    You will be missed.

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