Joseph G. Marshall

April 15, 2013

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Joseph G. Marshall, 59, Watertown, and formerly of Clayton, died February 18, in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center. He had been in failing health for several years.

The funeral Mass will be said 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at St. Mary's Church, Clayton, with Rev. Arthur LaBaff, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Born June 30, 1953, in Albany, a son of William R. and Anne Patricia McNamara Marshall, he graduated from Thousand Islands High School in 1971. 

A marriage to Lisa Anne Siloa ended in divorce.

On June 27, 1972, he entered the US Navy. He received the National Defense Service Medal and had served aboard the USS Flint. He was honorably discharged on June 4, 1976.

Joe had delivered papers for the Watertown Daily Times, and had worked for both Kelly Services in the recycling department and for McCormick's Restaurant, Clayton.

While in high school, he lettered in wrestling, played basketball, and did theater. He was an avid reader, loved to stay in contact with his family, tried to help anyone he could, and loved to make carrot salad and quiche.

He was very active with His Way Ministries and enjoyed attending and leading Bible Studies at Midtown Towers. 

Joe volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 61.

Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Marshall, Hayward, Calif.; a brother, John J. Marshall, Vail, Ariz.; an aunt and her husband, Rita and Leonard Valeo, Crofton, Md.; several nieces and nephews from northern New York and Oregon and cousins in the Buffalo area. 

Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth J. Marshall who died Oct. 25, 1958.

Donations in his name may be made to His Way Ministries, P. O. Box 400, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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Information provided by Cummings Funeral Service and, Watertown