Harold J. Marshall

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BENNINGTON - Harold J. Marshall, 83, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home and formerly of Pownal, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

He was born Oct. 23, 1930, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Harry and Eva (Wood) Marshall.

He was raised in New Jersey and North Adams, Mass.

He married Norma Irene Simon on March 5, 1955, in North Adams. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, from 1950-1954.

He had been employed at General Cable. He was also very involved in police work, and had worked as a constable in Pownal, a Bennington County Deputy Sheriff, and with the Vermont State Police in Pownal. He had also been a private detective and security officer at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. He also worked at the Green Mountain Race Track for several years.

He was a member of American Legion Post #90 of Pownal.

He enjoyed being outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Brian Marshall of Pownal, and Melissa Wicks of Shaftsbury; several grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Crosby of North Adams, Mass.

He was predeceased by three daughters: Debbie, Rosemarie and Kathleen.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at the North Pownal Cemetery on Route 346, with Kenneth Coonradt, chaplain of the Vermont Veterans Home, officiating. Military honors will be offered as part of the services. There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Residents' Activities Fund or the Vermont State Police K-9 Unit, Shaftsbury Barracks, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Rutland Herald on Nov. 1, 2013
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