Edwin Lewis Marshall (Ed) passed away on November 25, 2019 at the age of 93. Ed was born on April 24, 1926 to Morris and Florence Marshall. Ed grew up in the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative in the Bronx, New York and attended DeWitt Clinton High School. In high school his favorite subjects were music and art. He was an accomplished cellist, and during high school had an opportunity to play with the Minneapolis Symphony. After high school, Ed enlisted in the Army and served two years at the close of WWII.
After military service, Ed attended New York University and obtained degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering. Although his interests were in music and art, the uncertainty of earning a living in those fields was too great so he chose engineering. As a college student, he served as editor in chief of the Quadrangle, a NYU engineering student magazine.
Ed worked as an engineer and consultant, designing machines, factories, and industrial systems. He was employed by several firms, and then started several small engineering practices, on his own and with business partners. Ed and his former wife raised two sons, who gained from him an appreciation for engineering, science, and education.
After starting his career in the New York area, he moved to Chicago in 1978 to pursue work opportunities. He worked as an engineer into his 70's before retiring. After retiring Ed served as a tutor and substitute teacher, and assisted students with the school newspaper at Walter Payton High School in Chicago. At Payton, he also served on the school board for 10 years.
In 2017, Ed moved to Bozeman, Montana to be close to family. In Bozeman, he joined a local synagogue and enjoyed going to services on Saturdays. We thank the staffs at both Highgate Senior Living and Spring Creek Inn in Bozeman for helping care for Ed during this time.
Ed was predeceased by his parents and by his long-time companion, Jeannie Behr of Chicago. Ed is survived by sons David Marshall (Sally Stephenson) of Bozeman, MT and Jonathan A. Marshall (Andrea Marshall) of Montclair, NJ, sister Gloria Marshall Klein (Herbert Klein) of New York, NY, grandchildren Suzanna Marshall (Ryan Franklin), Natalie Marshall, Drew Marshall, Alec Marshall, and Grant Marshall, great-grandson Milo Franklin, and a niece, nephews, a grandniece, and grandnephews.
A funeral service will be held at the Sharon Gardens Cemetery in Valhalla, NY at 10 AM on Sunday December 8. Following will be a reception at Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains, NY.