Glen Alan Marshall
January 25, 1946 – November 2, 2018
Glen Marshall, of Rochester Hills, passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born on January 25, 1946 to his caring parents Mary and John Marshall. He graduated from Cooley High School and went on to earn an associate’s degree from Henry Ford College. He served his country as a member of the Army Medical Corp. At Ascension Providence hospital he worked as an X-Ray Technician for a number of years. He is remembered as a lover of history, frequently volunteering at the Troy Historical Society. He is survived by his loving brother Andrew Marshall.
Glen Alan Marshall
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November 16, 2018
I won't forget when I was asked to write a feature article on our Print Shop guru, Glen Marshall, for our Troy Historic Village Press. He was so kind and patient as I knew very little about printing presses, typesets, or how presses had changed through the years. His wealth of information was greatly appreciated as he showed me his treasure trove of articles and examples of how printing had changed over time. He was so very proud of his students who were privileged to have worked with him. Glen was so pleased to share examples of what his students had created and how they have progressed since their time with him. He would create his own designs on postcards for the children who came to our Christmas programs. Every time I would see him I'd give him a cheery "hello" and he always had a smile for me. Glen, you are indeed missed by all of us.
November 14, 2018
Glen, from his outpost in the Print Shop, was willing to be patient with me when I was new to Troy Historic Village in 2012. I was most impressed the year Mr. Glen gave time and effort to the summer camp. We had 11 children in the camp, and he arranged to work with each child individually to set a line of type for a flyer commemorating our camp activities. The culmination was all of us (myself as excited as the kids) printing an individual flyer--with 11 unique lines properly spaced and set.
I think THV was the recipient of most of his volunteering time, and he shared his generosity with other important historical villages. One of these was Buckley (s. of Traverse City). We (my wife and I) spent a couple of days on the grounds of Buckley one August as Glen's guests. Charlton Park (near Hastings) will be another that I must see, and when I do it will be viewed with a bit of the Glen lens.
He deflected nearly every complement and Glen would enjoy only the best pies. I'm still going to want to run and tell him we are celebrating a birthday--and I will still expect him not to come. He lived with his choices as well as any one I know.