BOW - Marshall Chalk, age 94, of Everett Ave., died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in York, Maine, son of the late Guy H. and Esther B. (Moulton) Chalk. He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School. As a young man he joined the Army and served his country during WWII fighting in the Pacific Theater. After the war he started his career with Public Service of NH serving as Shift Supervisor/Control Room Operator for 35 years.
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Mr. Chalk received a Life Saving Medal from the city of Portsmouth for rescuing a 10-year-old boy from drowning in the Piscataqua River when he was a junior in high school. He received numerous service medals for his time in the service, was an avid NASCAR fan, donated over 3,000 hours to Concord Hospital, and was well known for helping start the Spirit of Giving Campaign at the Steeplegate Mall at Christmastime. He was devoted and loving caretaker for his daughter Karen.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Dodge) Chalk.
He is survived by four children; Carl Chalk and his wife Jill, Dennis Chalk and his wife Rita, Bruce Chalk and his wife Debbie and Karen Chalk, four grandchildren; Jennifer and Michelle Chalk, Kelley Karp, Emily Chalk, two great-grandchildren; Ella and Adelyn, and his brother; Richard Chalk and his wife Aline.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately.
Donations may be made to the CRVNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, 03301.
Published in The Concord Monitor from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2012