Victor Marshall, who had been professor of sociology and director of the Institute on Aging at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, died Aug. 18, 2018, of prostate cancer, at the age of 74.
Born in Canada, Marshall graduated from the University of Alberta in 1966. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton in 1973, after becoming an assistant professor in 1970 at McMaster University.
In 1981 Marshall went to the department of behavioral science at the University of Toronto, where he became the director of the Center on Aging and head of the Canadian Aging Research Network. In 1999 he went to UNC Chapel Hill as professor of sociology and director of the UNC Institute on Aging.
Marshall worked with scholars in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe, and received many awards for his contributions to the field. He received Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medals in 2002 and 2012. He was chair of the gerontological advisory committee at Veteran Affairs Canada, for which he received a governmental commendation. He was also honored by the Canadian Association of Gerontology, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Southern Gerontological Society.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; and one daughter.
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