OBITUARY

George Marshall

February 28, 1960October 3, 2020

George Neil Marshall was born on February 28th, 1960 and went home to the Lord, October 3rd, 2020 at the age of 60. He was born in Freeport, New York to the late George and Grace Marshall and was the loving sibling to his late brother, Kenneth Marshall.

After graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School, he worked in air conditioning and refrigeration before he started a career with the Long Island Lighting Company and volunteering for 14 years with the Dix Hills Fire Department alongside his father.

Upon moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, he briefly owned a deli before finishing out his career as a tugboat engineer for Kirby Corporation.

George’s pride and joy was his family. He adored his wife of 35 years, Christine Marshall, whom he married November 23rd, 1985. He was a devoted father to his two daughters, Lauren Boone (Coleton Boone) and Erin Daniels (Katelyn Daniels), who were they light of his life. He was also a loyal friend to many. As he loved to cook, much of George’s free time was spent cooking for friends, by the pool, or tailgating for football games.

A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, October 10th, in the chapel at McEwen Funeral Service- Pineville, 10500 Park Rd. The family will receive friends following the service at 9006 Loch Glen Way.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

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John Panagia

October 10, 2020

Chris, Lauren and Erin, I am so sorry to hear this sad news.

I have so many great memories of George and it’s tough to select.
There are the usual family ones. Getting together for holidays, great times with family and food. George and I spent a lot of summers together, going to work with Uncle George, playing pool at the fire house, going to Adventure Land and so much more.

I remember riding around Dix Hills with a bunch of Georgie’s Irish friends. They were all Irish it seems (Joe Morgan, Tom Corcoran, few others). Anyway, I remember hearing Freebird for the first time and always remember that day when it comes on the radio. Just a small moment but these things stick with you.

On the subject of Georgie’s love for cooking, I have a few memories.
There was this time we had to be 11 or 12 years old and we were downstairs which was equipped with a kitchen. This was before it was an apartment. George was making pancakes and using a spatula that had the little slots or holes in it. George decides to press this sizzling spatula to my upper arm (who knows why, he just did). So it burns the imprint of the spatula on my arm. Then he looks at me and say’s “oh sh!t you can’t tell my mother” (sure George). The pancakes were fantastic and it was our secret until now.

Then there was the occasion of George’s bachelor party (Christine can verify this story). Where we went for the party is foggy. Anyway, we had a great time that night and Chris Daino was the designated driver (go figure). So, Chris D. delivers us to George’s apartment where we were going to sleep it off. George decided it was good time to have some french fries, so he sets the oven to 400 degrees and then we both passed out on the floor. Christine knew we could not be trusted and decided to check on us and saved the day.
Just lots of memories that I will always cherish. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace cousin.

Adam and Ashley Peedin

October 10, 2020

George was always the Nicest man. He adored his family and was a wonderful friend. We will forever remember the endless gatherings that we all attended together and the wonderful conversations had. Prayers for your days ahead. Gone much too soon.

Love and prayers,
The Peedin family

John & Suzanne Mastrorilli

October 10, 2020

We lost a good man this week. He was bigger than life; always ready to lend a hand to help someone. Whether It was ripping giant junipers or helping with putting in a water heater or microwave, George was there.
In the end we are measured not by our material success but rather how we loved and were loved; and by this measure our friend George was a giant among men.
He was simply “ A Good Man” and that’s all God expects us to be.
We will miss you buddy
Suzanne and John M

Diane Teets

October 10, 2020

I am so saddened by the loss of our cousin George. He was a wonderful man, his heart was kind, his personality funny and his heart was full of love. We grew up at a time when weekends and holidays were spent at our Aunt and Uncle’s houses, our cousins were our first and best friends. My friendship and love with George, Chris, Erin and Lauren continued through our lives. George loved to cook and his cooking was the best! His rice balls were as good if not better than His moms(sorry Aunt Grace). My heart breaks for Chris, Lauren and Erin, they were his life and his theirs. Rest In Peace Georgie. Chris and I will miss you. We both loved you. Diane and Chris xxoo George you are the memory...

Eva Gruber Fox

October 9, 2020

As I am very saddened by the unexpected loss of my cousin, George Marshall, I can’t help but remember many of the memories that shaped our lives growing up. Aunt Grace was my God-mother and I always loved going to their house for family get togethers. George had an amazing sense of humor and was often the instigator in jokes and harmless mischievous pranks. But as much as a wise a@@ as he was, he was loving and respectful. He was someone to look up to and he taught us a lot about hard work and working together. Things usually revolved around food and George was always in the kitchen helping out whether it was a huge pot of sauce, manicotti or pierogies or any of the other delicious things that came out of their kitchen. As adults, I wish we remained as close but we all moved on to raise our own families, keeping in touch here and there. The love And respect I have for him as a cousin, son, husband and father never wavered. My heart goes out to his beautiful wife, Chris, and 2 girls, Erin and Lauren and their families. The loss is inconceivable but the memories are strong. ❤️

Theresa Gruber

October 9, 2020

Holidays growing up was either spent with my moms brothers family the Marshalls or my dads sisters family the Toscano's - if my parents hosted then we has both families over together. There was always great food, lots of laughs and all round good fun! Some of my memories include - someone usually ended up with a pie in the face - root beer floats at Aunt Gracies - making home made pierogis every year - Easter egg hunts in the basement - homemade whip cream - playing telephone etc.
Our cousin George Marshall passed away on Saturday - he will never be forgotten and will be missed forever. Remembering all the good times we all had together. Love you Georgie!

Loraine Gruber

October 9, 2020

We grew up “sib-cousins”, at each other’s homes every Easter and Thanksgiving, for Sunday dinners and pool parties, and overnights during school vacations. You were at all of my childhood birthday celebrations. One of my favorite memories was when we were 5 and 4 years old outside on the patio at your then home in Lindenhurst, where you would give me rides on your bike pretending that we were on a motorcycle. And then there was the Easter egg hunt and months later your mom couldn’t figure out what the smell was in her laundry room, until one day the rotten hard boiled colored egg was discovered in the ceiling rafters .I remember lots of laughs and wise ass comments ( and a few chocolate pudding pie fights), but most of all I remember how respectful you always were. We lost touch living on opposite coasts, but I loved reconnecting through FB and seeing each other lives. It warmed my heart to see how much you were enjoying life and the love you shared with Chris, Lauren, and Erin. One of the last times we chatted, you were on a ship passing miles off the coast of Cardiff by the Sea, and I kidded you that if I had enough of a heads up, I would have paddled out to wave as you went by. Georgie, rest in peace, with the belief that you were an amazing man. You will be in my heart forever. Sending an ocean of love and healing prayers to Chris, Lauren and Erin.

Mary, Jerry, Daniel Jiritano and Geri Chirco

October 9, 2020

There is so much we can say about our “brother,” George. He had a deep respect for all things “family.” He regarded his role as provider for his wife and girls, as most important. He was the patriarch whose presence was felt, even when he was far from home. When there was a family gathering or event, George was there and not just as a participant. He was in the middle of it, making it happen and keeping it memorable.
Twenty five years ago when he was asked to be godfather to his nephew, Daniel, he was so proud. It was a 95 degree day in July when Dan was baptized, but George showed up in his white shirt and suit and while everyone complained about the heat, he never even loosened his tie. He was the godfather and he felt the weight of his role. It was not going to be too hot for him.
And you may not have realized it when first meeting him, but his appreciation for tradition ran deep. Whether it was Christmas, Thanksgiving or another holiday, he liked to do things that made people comfortable and relaxed, most especially with his cooking. When George was at the stove, everyone ate well and he was happy.
We will miss George. He will be forever in our hearts.
With our love,
Geri, Jerry, Mary and Daniel

Mom & Dad Chirco

October 9, 2020

Upon getting to know George, we became aware of the respect he had for older people: his mother, grandparents, and other members of the family. He extended that respect to as Christine’s parents, right from the beginning. To us, this respect was always apparent.

His work ethic is another quality that he had which we remember very well. George worked very hard to provide for his family. No job was too difficult or time - consuming for him. He just did what he needed to do for them.

George loved his family, Christine, Erin and Lauren. We believe this was his greatest quality and we are fortunate to have him in our family.

We will miss you. May you rest in peace.


- Mom and Dad Chirco

Mary, Jerry, Daniel Jiritano and Geri Chirco

October 9, 2020

There is so much we can say about our “brother,” George. He had a deep respect for all things “family.” He regarded his role as provider for his wife and girls, as most important. He was the patriarch whose presence was felt, even when he was far from home. When there was a family gathering or event, George was there and not just as a participant. He was in the middle of it, making it happen and keeping it memorable.

Twenty five years ago when he was asked to be godfather to his nephew, Daniel, he was so proud. It was a 95 degree day in July when Dan was baptized, but George showed up in his white shirt and suit and while everyone complained about the heat, he never even loosened his tie. He was the godfather and he felt the weight of his role. It was not going to be too hot for him.

And you may not have realized it when first meeting him, but his appreciation for tradition ran deep. Whether it was Christmas, Thanksgiving or another holiday, he liked to do things that made people comfortable and relaxed, most especially with his cooking. When George was at the stove, everyone ate well and he was happy.

We will miss George. He will be forever in our hearts.

With our love,

Geri, Jerry, Mary and Daniel

FROM THE FAMILY

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