HALFMOON - Lawrence D. Marshall, 87, of Vosburgh Rd, died on April 30th at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. Born in Stillwater, on August 6, 1931, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Marshall.
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Larry served in the US Army from 1952 - 1955 as part of the 4th Mountain Division until his honorable discharge. He worked for 21 years as a paper machine Operator at the former WESVACO Paper Co until its closure in 1971. He then worked as a bus driver for the Shenendehowa School District for 30years and finished his working career as a groundskeeper for the Town of Halfmoon. A hard worker all of his life, Larry was also a skilled self employed carpenter in his spare time.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Mohawk Post 1450, Halfmoon and a former Saratoga County 4-H leader. An active 4-H member, he unselfishly volunteered his time at the Chicken BBQ stand during the Saratoga County Fair for many years.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden and was a crafty woodworker. He was also a current member of the Mechanicville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Vosburgh Marshall, whom he married July 3, 1955, his loving children Richard(Gail) Marshall, Sharon(Robert) Pavone and Donna(Edward) Malinoski, all of Halfmoon, grandchildren Kenneth(Erica) Marshall, Erin(Robert) Crist, Stacy Mitchell, Megan(Joe) Sicko, Ashley(Al) Corchia, Christopher(Christina), Matthew(Krista) and Jared Malinoski, 10 great grandchildren and his brother Donald Marshall of FL as well as many nieces and nephews.
Larry was predeceased by siblings Edward, Raymond, Arthur, William, Henry, Charles, Maurice and George Marshall Sr., Mary Kopyc Goodbody and Irene Clements.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday afternoon from 1-4PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118 with a funeral home service to follow beginning at 4PM.
Military honors and burial will be held at NOON on Monday, May 6th at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Those wishing to attend are asked to be at the visitor’s center at 11:45AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Mechanicville United Methodist Church in memory of Lawrence D. Marshall.