John E. Marshall, age 71, of 77 Susies Lane, Danville, died at 4:05 p. m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a courageous three year battle with leukemia.
Born in Berwick on May 2, 1949, he was a son of the late Francis and Hazel (Kishbaugh) Marshall. He was a 1968 graduate of Central Columbia High School and a resident of Hemlock Township for the past 46 years.
John was last employed by Penn Dot for 12 years, retiring in 2012. Earlier he was a deliveryman for the former Maier’s Bakery in Berwick for 27 years.
He was a social member of the Catawissa American Legion Post 541 and the Danville Moose Lodge. Earlier in his life he was an avid hunter and enjoyed attending Little League Baseball games. He loved children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Rebecca Marshall Temple on November 21, 2009; by a son, Timothy John Marshall on July 13, 2014; a sister, Sharon Bower and a brother Donald Marshall.
John is survived by his wife, the former Nancy C. Lipovsky, with whom he observed their 49th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2020; four granddaughters; Miranda Temple, Emily Temple, Rachel Marshall, Mandy Young; a sister, Judy, wife of Jerry Pursel, Berwick; a brother-in-law, Timothy Lipovsky, who he affectionately referred to as his “brother no good in-law’; a brother-in-law, Michael Lipovsky and close friends, Mark and Melinda Pursel and family of Benton. He will be greatly missed by all his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 11 a. m. in Elan Memorial Park, 5595 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, with lay minister Donald Whitenight officiating. Immediately following the graveside service there will be a Celebration of Life gathering at the home of his niece, Kate Kocher, Susies Lane, Danville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.
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