Donald H. Marshall Sr.
Donald H. Marshall Sr., 79, of Pinehurst, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his home.
A memorial funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Southern Pines.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Boles Funeral Home, in Pinehurst.
Mr. Marshall was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Orange, N.J., and lettered in three sports at Verona High School. He attended Princeton University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, graduating in 1953.
A 6-foot, 4-inch, strong athlete, Mr. Marshall was an end on the Princeton football team under coach Charlie Caldwell, the last man to coach a major college team using the single wing attack. He was also a forward on the Princeton basketball team of 1951–1952 under coach Frank Cappon. That team became the first of 26 Princeton basketball teams to reach the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Championship tournament.
Following graduation, Mr. Marshall served two years in the Army with the U.S. Army Security Agency at Fort Devens, Mass., before going to work for B. F. Goodrich International.
As director of international operations and licensing for B.F. Goodrich Chemical, Mr. Marshall worked on four continents and seven countries while he and his wife raised their three boys around the world. Only one of them, Hank, was born in the United States, while Bill was born in Melbourne, Australia, and Mike was born in San Paulo, Brazil.
In addition, Mr. Marshall’s job with Goodrich also took him and his family to New Zealand, Holland and Venezuela. He also served in Mexico for Goodrich.
Mr. Marshall and his wife were living in Brecksville, Ohio, when he retired, and they moved to Pinehurst in 1992. He was a volunteer at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, working in the radiation department and emergency room for the last 18 years. He also read for the blind, voice-recording The Pilot for local blind readers of the newspaper.
A member of the Pinehurst Country Club, Mr. Marshall was Men’s Golf Association treasurer for four years, and president of the PCC Tennis Association for two years.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Disler Marshall; three sons, Donald Jr. (Hank), of Phoenix, Bill, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and Mike, of Tipp City, Ohio; six grandchildren, Brian, Bradley, Craig, Scott, Kara and Sarah; and his three daughters-in-law, Ann, Mariann and Lisa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com