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Calvin Elliott Marshall

December 10, 1923 - August 7, 2014
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Calvin Elliott Marshall went home to be with the Lord very peacefully on August 7, 2014 at the age of 90. Mr. Marshall was born in Newport News, VA on December 10, 1923. His parents were Roland Franklin Marshall and Lillian Parks Elliott. Dad grew up on the Eastern Shore Virginia and spent many summers on the farm of his grandfather, Rufus Elliott. Mr. Marshall started his working career as a mail boy with the DuPont Company. He enlisted in 1943 with the Army Air Corps as an aerial engineer. While in gunnery school, he trained on B-24's and B-29's. In 1949, he attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in business. He...
Calvin Elliott Marshall went home to be with the Lord very peacefully on August 7, 2014 at the age of 90. Mr. Marshall was born in Newport News, VA on December 10, 1923. His parents were Roland Franklin Marshall and Lillian Parks Elliott. Dad grew up on the Eastern Shore Virginia and spent many summers on the farm of his grandfather, Rufus Elliott. Mr. Marshall started his working career as a mail boy with the DuPont Company. He enlisted in 1943 with the Army Air Corps as an aerial engineer. While in gunnery school, he trained on B-24's and B-29's. In 1949, he attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in business. He furthered his education at Temple University earning a Master's of Business Administration. Mr. Marshall worked for the DuPont Company in the Textile Fibers department specializing in marketing and retired in 1984 after 34 years of service.

Mr. Marshall met the love of his life, Susanne Perry Cecil, in 1946 and they were married on February 11, 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall resided in Wilmington DE until 1969 when they moved to New Castle, DE and purchased the Kensey Johns Van Dyke house. Mr. Marshall was widowed in 1973, but remained in New Castle and became very active in the community. He served on the New Castle Historical Society, the New Castle Rotary, Friends of Belanca, the Vestry of Immanuel Episcopal Church and the Trustees of New Castle. His home was the gathering place of many family events and weddings including his daughter's wedding in 1985.

Mr. Marshall remarried on April 26, 2003 to Joan Miller Kavanuagh, who was a wonderful loving wife. Mr. Marshall and Joan enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and entertaining in their beautiful home.

In June of 2011, Mr. Marshall moved to Woodland Terrace in Cary. He loved his apartment by the lake and raising bluebirds. Dad was active on the Grounds Committee and enjoyed all of the residents at Woodland Terrace. We are very thankful for the good care that Mr. Marshall received while living at Woodland Terrace.

Mr. Marshall was a member of the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution and the Jamestown Society where he can trace his family lineage to the first families of Virginia.

Mr. Marshall is survived by his daughter, Deborah M. Vaughan and son in law, David A. Vaughan of Cary; his son, John Cecil Marshall and his wife, Georgia Abbott Marshall of Newfields, NH; his sister, Jane M. Coleman of Lancaster, PA; and grandchildren, Justin Marshall Vaughan and his wife, Ashley C. Vaughan of Raleigh, Rebecca S. Vaughan of Crozet, VA, Tracey Ryan Marshall, Ian James Marshall and Kelly Ann Marshall of Newfields, NH, Matthew S. Vaughan of Fort Worth, TX, Kristine C. Vaughan of Chesapeake, VA; and three great grandchildren Jessica Ziolkowski, Emma Ziolkowski and Olivia Spicer.

A celebration of life service will be held at Woodland Terrace on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Funeral arrangements are being provided by Brown-Wynne of Cary. Condolences may be sent through: www.brownwynnecary.com

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"Marian Young and I are saddened to hear of Cal's passing. He was a dear friend and mentor to us both." Mark Lannan (Avondale, PA)

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