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Robert P. Marshall ’40

Published in July 18, 2007, issue

Bob died March 27, 2007, of complications from pneumonia at Essex (Conn.) Meadows Lifecare Retirement Community.

After preparing at Shady Side Academy and Asheville (N.C.) School, Bob majored in politics at Princeton. He was on the freshman football and baseball teams, JV baseball and golf teams, and the club championship softball and hockey teams. He was on the Intramural Athletic Association board and was the sports director of Cottage Club.

Bob served as a Naval lieutenant, senior grade, during World War II in the Atlantic. In 1943 he married Mildred Puryear of Memphis. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1950.

The bulk of Bob’s career was spent as an investment counselor with Scudder, Stevens & Clark in Manhattan. In 1955 Bob was elected to a five-year term as our class treasurer; he also was an area Annual Giving agent. An avid golfer and racquet sportsman, he belonged to the Siwanoy and St. Andrews golf clubs and Bronxville Field Club.

He was active in community affairs, coaching Little League, serving on the library board, and volunteering at Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville.

His classmates wish to extend their sympathies to his wife, Milly; their three children and spouses, Robert Jr. and Siri, Sara Marshal Gibson, and Nancy and Andy Sareyan; and six grandchildren.

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Jim Barns Says:

2009-06-27 14:37:45

Today (6-26-09) I chanced upon this memorial. Bob was the father of a schoolboy friend. I was very fond of him- his forthrightness and his enthusiam for sports. From time to time over the years, I had sent him items related to the Pittsburgh Pirates. I recall that while living in New York he still purchased Iron City beer long distance. He had the Ivy degrees, but he was not a fancy guy.
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