Arthur Richard Marshall Sr.
Memorial services for Arthur Richard Marshall Sr. will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Mr. Marshall passed away on March 5 while at Spring Hill Manor Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. He passed peacefully into eternal life with his family by his side. He was 76.
Mr. Marshall was born on Nov. 19, 1930, to David L. and Mary Marshall in Jersey City, N.J.
It was in Jersey City that he met his loving wife of 55 years, Caroline Andersen. They were married on April 21, 1951.
Mr. Marshall was drafted into the U.S. Army on Jan. 11, 1952. After basic training, he was sent to the Korean War and was a member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment of the 7th Division. He courageously served our country for 10 months and 22 days on the front line and was involved in many fierce battles, including the famous battle at Pork Chop Hill. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 10, 1953, and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
After he was discharged, Mr. Marshall returned to Jersey City and began his 40-year occupation as a meat cutter, beginning with the A&P Market. In October of 1954, he and Caroline became proud parents of their first son. Mr. Marshall moved his family to Santa Clara in 1957 and eventually became a parent of three more sons, who were a source of pride for him throughout his life. He continued cutting meat for a number of markets, the last being the H and S Food Villa Market on El Camino in Santa Clara.
Mr. Marshall loved playing football in the street with his sons, bowling, the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was gifted in writing and art. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting in the sun and listening to New York Yankee games on the radio. He was also a big New York Giants fan. In later years, he loved playing dominos, Backgammon and Pinochle with family members. The highlight of every year for Mr. Marshall was the annual family reunion that he and Caroline established at Buck’s Lake. The tradition has lasted for more than 40 years.
Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife, Caroline; sons and daughters-in-law Arthur Jr. and Linda of Santa Clara, Steven and Arlene of Reno, Nev., and the twins Daniel and his wife, Criss of Saratoga, and Eric and his wife, Chrissie of Grass Valley; grandchildren Stacy, Kyle, Matt, Kim, Kayleigh, David and Tyler; one great-grandchild due to arrive in June; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley or to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, 95817-2215.
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