E. "Bill" Marshall
AGE: 77 • Wilmington
William E. "Bill"
Marshall, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord
Saturday, June 27, 2015. Bill graduated from P.S. DuPont High School and
went to work as a mail runner for the Wilmington Trust Company before
serving proudly in the US Marine Corps. After his military service he
returned to Wilmington Trust where he worked his way up the ladder,
retiring as an AVP after 44 years of service. Bill was a true renaissance
man who was very smart (a MENSA member), athletic (baseball), a lover and
player of music (guitar) and a lover of words and reading with a gift for
writing. He was a talented painter and sketch artist, frequently exhibiting
his work at the Brandywine Arts Festival and serving on the Wilmington
Trust Executive Art Committee. He was proud of his humble ancestry on the Eastern
Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and its people and places were frequent
subjects of his paintings. He was fascinated with military history and was
a lifetime member of Ft. Delaware Society , the Marine Corp League - Gen.
Thomas Holcomb Detachment and DelVets Post #1 .
His humanity was reflected in many ways, as a mentor for the United Way and
as a coach for Concord Little League, where every child who wanted to play
got to play regardless of their skill or the score. He greeted strangers as
if they were already friends and is known for the decency and respect with
which he treated everyone.
Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marilyn Knowles
Marshall; son, Craig Marshall; daughter, Dana Marshall; 4 step daughters:
Cynthia Lyster (Gregg), Pamala
Cowen (James); Beverly Carpenter (Curt), and Sheila Pfeifenroth;
8 grandchildren: Olivia, Claudia, Berkeley, Brett, Matthew (Melissa),
Katelyn, Rebecca, and Kelly; 1 great grandchild, Collin; and brother,
Vincent Marshall (Barbara) and his dog Meeko. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Jerna and
Alma Marshall; and son, Brett Marshall.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 10, 2015 from
10:30-11:30 AM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans
Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Bill's life
at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in Delaware Veteran Memorial Cemetery at
1:00 PM. For directions or to send an online condolence visit
Strano & Feeley
Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark,
Published in The News Journal from July 5 to July 8, 2015