George E. Marshall, Col. (Ret.), an officer and a gentleman, passed away at home on October 2, 2012.|
George had a long and distinguished career starting as a member of the 112th Boy Scout Mounted Troops. In 1936 he joined the Horse Drawn 112th Field Artillery as a private. During World War II he served in the campaign in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace and Rhineland. Upon return, he joined the 50th Armored Division Artillery. His numerous decorations include the Bronze Star, N.J. Medal of Honor, and the N.J. Medal of Merit.
He was a Past Commander of the Trenton-Falls Power Squadron, Life member of the N.R.A., Life member of the N.J. National Guard and Militia Museum, and charter member of the National WW II Museum. George was a founding partner of Marshall's Awnings in Trenton. "Pop" was a loving family man who with his family enjoyed his winters in Florida playing golf and fishing.
Born October 4, 1917, he was predeceased by his parents, E. Clinton Marshall and Mabel Doran Marshall, his granddaughter, Susan A. Wriggins, and his son-in-law Ernest J. Adler.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years; Eleanore Vickery Marshall; his son; Fred C. Marshall and wife Pat; his daughter; Carol M. Adler; grandchildren; Kimberly Morgan and husband Don; Christopher Adler and wife Cheryl; Patrick Marshall and wife Stephanie; and David Wriggins; great-grandchildren; Kimberly; Kaitlyn; Ryan; Tatum; and Jarrod; great-great grandson; Christopher; a cousin; Marie Rhodes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 31 W. 2nd St., Florence, N.J.
Interment services with will be follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., North Hanover Twp.
Calling hours will be held on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kingston and Kemp Funeral Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton. (www.KingstonandKemp.com).
In consideration for cemetery regulations regarding flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the N.J. National Guard and Militia Museum, Lawrenceville Armory, 151 Eggert Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to The Hospice of Moorestown VNA, 300 Harper Ave., Moorestown, NJ 08057.
Published in The Trentonian on Oct. 5, 2012