WOOSTER -Harry David Marshall, Jr. passed away at his residence on Thursday June 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family and friends, following a courageous battle with stomach cancer.
He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Harry D. and Betty M. (Yeager) Marshall, Sr. on July 21, 1946. He moved to Canton, Ohio at the age of 10 where he attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School. He later continued his education at Duff’s Business College in Pittsburgh.
He enlisted at the age of 17 and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps including 2 combat tours in Vietnam.
After the military, he worked as a welder for the Reliance and US Steel companies, a security guard and a cab driver in both Canton and Pittsburgh before returning to the Wooster area and entering the field of MRDD. For several years he worked at the Apple Creek Developmental Center then in area group homes, before retiring due to health issues.
He was a devout fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a love he enthusiastically shared with his daughter, Christina. He enjoyed watching his grandson’s football and basketball games and his daughter, Christina’s Special Olympic events. He was a lifelong fan of old time Rock and Roll but most of all; he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wayne County Special Olympics in care of Don Rammel at 266 Oldman Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mclntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday July 3 at 11:00 am with Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating.
He is survived by his daughter, Christina M. Marshall of Wooster, his daughter, Rachel M. A. Baney and step-grandson, James Miller of Orrville, his former wife, Donna M. Marshall of Wooster, his step-mother, Ruth Marshall and half-brother, William Marshall of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Once a Marine -Always a Marine
Friday July 3, 2009 at 11 am at the funeral home