Marron died Dec. 18, 2019, in Leer, Germany, where he lived for many years, having married a German woman and become a German citizen.

According to our Freshman Herald, he was born in Boston and lived in Newburyport, Mass., and came to us from Exeter. At Princeton he majored in German and took his meals at Court Club. He and John Schwartz were friends, and it was John who alerted us to his death, which he discovered on Google.

After Princeton Marron earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, then taught until 1985 at the University of New Hampshire and lectured at the University of Oldenberg in Germany. He relocated to Germany in 1982. He was an expert in Saterland Frisian and East Frisian Low Saxon and remained at Oldenberg until retiring in 2003. He earned numerous awards, honors, and titles in the German academic community.

So far as we know, Marron was not in touch with Princeton after leaving for Penn. We have no knowledge of survivors.

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Undergraduate Class of 1961