Dr. Genaro T. Marzan, noted Geodetic Engineer and pillar of the UP College of Engineering Department of Geodetic Engineering (DGE) passed away on Thursday, Apr. 15, 6:30 a.m. He was 92.
Marzan was the DGE Chairman and Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (TCAGP) Director from1984 to 1989.
According to the DGE’s announcement, during his tenure Marzan fought fiercely for DGE independence and the devolution of the BS Geodetic Engineering Program during “one of the most difficult times in the department and the nation.”
“In the 1980s, despite the popular belief that maintaining the Program’s independence is impractical because it is less glamorous and involves tedious work, he stood his ground,” the statement read. “He fully believed in the importance of geodetic engineering in nation building and we are seeing what he fought for, today. He saw and believed in the next generation, and we will carry his legacy forward into the next.”
The Marzan family created a memorial Facebook page and public group “as a place for family and friends to gather, express sorrow, gain strength and share memories of Dad/Daddy Gene/Lolo Gene/Tito Gene/ Dr/Dean/Prof/Engineer Marzan.”
Those who wish to physically send their condolences may send them to 53 Mahabagin cor. Mahiyain St., Teachers Village, QC.
“The Marzan family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from family and friends including former students. He touched many lives,” they said.
The family also organized a 9-day Novena for him from Apr.16 to 24, 11:30 a.m. Manila Time. The Zoom link can be accessed here or through the following login details: Meeting ID: 765 3290 2679; Passcode: Genaro. The program and prayers may be accessed here.
Marzan is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, which includes UP Manila College of Allied Medical Professions dean Dr. Joyce Marzan.
Author: Anna Regidor
Photographer: Genaro Marzan Memorial page and Facebook group