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Melvin Charles Marshall

1919 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Melvin Charles Marshall Obituary
Melvin Charles Mel' Marshall November 27, 1919 - June 3, 2018 San Diego Melvin "Mel" Charles Marshall of San Diego, peacefully passed away on June 3, 2018, he was 98. A native of Syracuse N.Y., he enlisted in the Army Air Force and was deployed to various locations throughout the European theater while assigned to the 21st Weather Squadron. A decorated airman, he was honorably discharge on Sept 26th, 1945.After the war, Mel attended Syracuse University earning a degree in engineering science and it was there he met and married Alicia Saprissa. They relocated to San Diego CA and reared three children. Mel was employed with Rohr Aeronautical Inc. for 32 years. Besides his professional achievements, Mel loved freshwater fishing, playing bridge, and family camping trips throughout CA. As a pastime, he closely followed Syracuse's football and his beloved Chargers.He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruthie Marshall; sister Sandra Herz; children Kenneth, June Post (David), and Carolyn all of San Diego; granddaughter Corrine Sobota of VA; two stepchildren; and three step-grandchildren.Buried with full military honors, a memorial service was held at the Miramar National Cemetery on June 21.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 12, 2018
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