James A. Marshall, 92, of Orwigsburg passed away on November 4, 2019 at the Weston Center for Senor Living-Pinebrook, in Orwigsburg
Born January 20, 1927, in Barnesville, PA to Joseph and Lillian (Clark) Marshall, Jim graduated from Mahanoy City High School in the class of 1944, and was known to friends and relatives by the nickname “Sock”.
Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1945, and served in the 88th Infantry Division (“Blue Devils”), 913th Field Artillery Battalion garrisoned at Gorizia, Italy until his honorable discharge in December 1946. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.
Following military service, Jim married Marilyn (Kimmel) Marshall of Orwigsburg and was employed as an electrician at the Tobyhanna Army Depot until his retirement. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Jim was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn, and son, Bruce A. Marshall. Surviving relatives are brothers Joseph Marshall of Absecon, NJ and John Marshall of Avondale, PA; sister Jean (Marshall) Sponsler of Cincinnati, OH and sister-in-law Carol Schaeffer of Orwigsburg, plus several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Monday November 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton-Breiner funeral home, 116 S. Liberty Street, Orwigsburg. Friends and family will gather from 10:00 until time of service. Burial, with Military Honors, will be held in the Zion’s Red Church cemetery, Orwigsburg.
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