William J. Marr

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William J. Marr, 71, died Thursday at his home in Surfside Beach, S.C. He is survived by his wife, Beth.

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