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Ethel E Marshall

Williamsville, New York

May 6, 1924 - Jun 12, 2013

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I'm sad to hear of her passing. Ethel was a great lady and one of the finest female athletes of her era. I coached at a badminton camp with her in the late 70's and early 80's and although she was a badminton legend and, I'm sure, quietly proud of her accomplishments, she was disarmingly unpretentious and genuine.

Don Rittmann (East Greenwich, RI)

To Ethel's family-
Ethel was a patient at our office for many years. We loved her visits talking with her about her tennis and badminton. She was such a delight and we feel so blessed to have known her.

May you rest in peace, in the memory of Jehovah, our creator and GOD.

She will be missed. Taught multiple generations of WNYs the game she so dearly loved. She treated all who played in her badminton sessions as her family. Teaching with a mixture of tough love and laughter. I am a better person for having known her.

Condolences from the family of Gene Breitnauer a former co worker at Bell Aerospace

Ms. Marshall was a class act! She along with Bea Massman introduced me to the game of badminton and some of my finest memories are playing with the two of them. They both had a positive impact on my career as a teacher.

Aunt Ethel. I loved your love for dogs sports and your laugh!! Lots if great memories to always hold on to.

I lived a few doors down and across the street from Ethel. I used to see her pushing her lawn mower around the corner to mow other folks' lawns, riding her bike etc., until her stroke (or whatever laid her low about 8 or so years ago). Later. she would walk with a companion, ever so gallantly, still up to the challenge. I also remember she and Bea with their seemingly endless badminton championships. She was a champion through and through!

Ethel was not only an amazing athlete - she was an amazing person, a wonderful friend and a true inspiration to so many. She lived a life of simplicity and integrity. Her generous, joyful spirit will live on in those of us who loved her deeply.


Ethel's Obituaries

May 6, 1924 – June 12, 2013Ethel E. Marshall, a prolific athlete who earned many badminton titles, died June 12 in Weinberg Campus, Getzville. She was 89.Born in Buffalo, Ms. Marshall attended Bennett High School and North Park Business School. She was an office supervisor at Bell Aerospace for...

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