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Marshall, Al

October 14, 1922 - April 4, 2014 "Al" to most of his friends and family, passed away peacefully at age 91, on April 4, 2014, at Rancho Mirage, California. Beloved husband of the late Martha Woodward Marshall, and father of five: Tony Marshall (wife: Pat), Bobbie Velasquez (husband: Joe), Mimi Marshall, Michael Marshall (wife: Sarah Sandell), and Marilyn Morgadinho (husband: Fernando); grandfather of seven: Brandon Marshall (wife: Jocelyn), Lisa Manheim (husband: Nick), Joe Marshall, Torrey Velasquez, Jonathan Morgadinho, Lauren Marshall and Stephen Marshall; great-grandfather of Naomi and Josephine Manheim, and Ronan Marshall. An engineer, military man, business partner, investor, mentor and confidant, Al's honesty and perseverance in the face of adversity earned him the admiration of his peers, friends and most importantly, his family. Al grew up in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1943, during World War II, he volunteered to join the Army and became an officer in a bomb disposal unit. He completed tours of duty in France, Germany and Asia. After his military career ended, he worked as a petroleum engineer and later became a successful investor in oil, real estate and securities. Al was an avid reader and loved traveling, hiking, playing golf, hunting and playing with his dogs. He had a terrific sense of humor and was filled with corny sayings that his children will always remember. The world is a richer place because of men like Al Marshall who highly valued the truth. Al was interred next to his wife of sixty-three years, Martha W. Marshall, at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cathedral City, CA on Sunday, April 13th. By way of remembrance, the family suggests donations to the American Society of Deaf Children (ASDC), 800 Florida Avenue NE #2047, Washington, DC 20002-3675.


Mortuary: Forest Lawn