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Marshall A. Gaston

1928 - 2015 WEST STOCKBRIDGE Marshall A. Gaston, 87, of Swamp Road died peacefully on Saturday May 2, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Pittsfield on April 10, 1928 son of Marshall E. and Edith A. (Campbell) Gaston. Marshall was a 1946 graduate of the former Williams High School, where he was a member of the championship winning basketball team, 4-H and Future Farmers of America, the drama club and was president of the student council. He received a Bay State farm degree from FFA. He was a member of the Congregational Church of West Stockbridge, a boy scout and served as gate keeper for the Berkshire South Pomona Grange. After high school Marshall proudly served his country as a Military Police Officer with the U.S. Army in World War II in Japan. After his service Marshall worked at various jobs until going into business for himself as a site contractor where he successfully operated Excavators and Graders, Co. Inc for over fifty years. Marshall was an avid sportsman, enjoyed going to Super Bowls and the Daytona 500. He was a life member of the Stockbridge Sportsman's Club and a member and former President of the West Stockbridge Sportsman's Club. As a longtime resident of West Stockbridge he served his community as a Lt. in the West Stockbridge Fire Department, a Special Police Officer, a Forest Warden and Animal Inspector. Marshall's wife, Lois Anne (Bradshaw) Gaston, whom he married on January 7, 1950 predeceased him on July 21, 2011. Marshall is survived by two sons, Marshall E. Gaston and his wife, Kristin, of Manchester Conn., and James A. Gaston and his wife, Anne, of S. Windsor Conn.; one daughter, Liana Roberts and her husband, Dale, of Copake N.Y.; one brother, Gilbert Gaston of Yarmouth Maine; and seven grandchildren, Joshua, Jeff, Courtney, Dave, Danelle, Jackie, and Kyle. In addition to his wife Lois, Marshall was predeceased by his sister, Jean Chapman. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 6 at 11 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 with the Reverend Kenneth S. Phesay officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in West Stockbridge Village Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday May 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Marshall's memory may be made to the West Stockbridge Fire Company or Richmond Volunteer Ambulance Service in care of the funeral home. Condolence may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 4, 2015
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