Leonard J. Marshall, 89, of Haverford, Penn., and Pemaquid Point, passed away on April 10, 2019
Born in New York, N.Y. to Dorothy C. and Leo A. Marshall, Len grew up in the Bronx. He graduated from All Hollows High School at age 16 and Fordham University at age 20 with a degree in history. Serving in the Army in Korea, he earned several decorations, including the Air Medal with bronze oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart Medal.
Upon his return, he married Barbara M. McMahon to whom he was married for 58 years until her death in 2011. Len had a long and successful career in the insurance industry. He held leadership roles at Great American Insurance, Reliance Insurance Company, and General Accident. He also served on the Board of Directors for United Fire and Casualty.
Len and Barbara had a busy life raising eight children, and Len was always involved, for example being the starter at most swim meets. He was an avid sportsman and played semi-pro baseball in his youth. He loved tennis and volleyball. A devout Catholic, he was active in his parish. His beloved Pemaquid Point community remained central to his life, and he was an enthusiastic volunteer at the Lighthouse Fisherman’s Museum.
Len is survived by children, Patrick (Kate), Kathy (Joe) Treese, Lee (Dana), Ellen (Nick) Stephan, Jane (Jeff) Kessler, Gina (Mark) Gatti, Beth (Corey) Stolte, and L.J; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may call 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 15 in the Funeral Home of John Stretch, 236 E. Eagle Road., Havertown, Penn. and 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 16 in Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 31 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mar, Penn. followed by his mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment is private.
Memorial donations in his name would be welcome to All Hallows High School, East 164th St., Bronx, New York 10452; or St. Patrick’s Church, P.O. Box 598, Newcastle, ME 04553.