He was co-owner of Beak & Skiff Apple Farms; original member of The Western New York Apple Growers Association; Board Member of Woodlawn Cemetery World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific with The 38th Infantry Division and was assigned to the Philippine Scouts. Former member of Bellevue Country Club and Skaneateles Country Club. Member of Skaneateles American Legion Post 239 and Skaneateles Ski Club.
Along with his wife Joan, Marshall was a downhill ski racer competing in local, Eastern, National and International events for over 40 years. He loved growing things, especially apples and was very proud of his gardens.
Marshall was predeceased by “The Love of His Life and guiding star, Joan” and daughter, Roberta Skiff Pittard; a sister Elaine Maurer. He is survived by four daughters Marilynn Skiff (David Soderberg), Patricia Curtis (Scott), Deborah Brennan (Edward), and Sandra Skiff (Doug Adams); 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 3 to 7pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. Funeral service will be on Friday October, 5th at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles. Marshall will be buried in Lakeview cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Skaneateles American Legion Post 239 or Skaneateles First Presbyterian Church.
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