William J. Marr, 71, died Thursday at his home in Surfside Beach, S.C. He is survived by his wife, Beth.
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Born and raised in Howell, Mich., he completed an extensive tour of duty in the Navy as a radioman, including several years at the Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. After 12 years of active service he embarked on a second career with Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in Lansing, Mich., retiring in 1994.
He is also survived by his daughter, Lisa McDonough, Creedomoor, N.C.; his sister, Barbara, Scranton; his brother, Bruce, Brooklyn, N.Y.; his nephew, John Giguere, Jefferson Twp.; and his niece, Renee England, Bethlehem.
There will be a memorial service at the United Methodist Church in Lake Ariel at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 20, 2012