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David R. Marshall, auto ramp supervisor, driver of senior citizens van

May 6, 1936 – May 4, 2015

David Ross Marshall, of Deshler, Ohio, a former supervisor for Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps, died Monday in the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green, Ohio. He was 78.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1954 graduate of Boys Vocational High School and served in the Army. Returning from service, he worked as an assistant manager at Shea’s Buffalo Theater, where he met Patricia Haffner. They were married in 1961.

Beginning part-time in the late 1950s, Mr. Marshall had a career of more than 42 years with Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps, advancing to supervisor of all the company’s parking lots and auto ramps in the 1970s. He retired in 2000.

A longtime resident of Depew, he was active in St. James Catholic Church in Depew, where he emceed at church activities and was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the ushers committee.

In retirement, he moved to Deshler, where he worked for more than 10 years for the Henry County Transportation Network, driving vans to take senior citizens to appointments. Outgoing and known for his sense of humor, he also volunteered at Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio.

He was a member of the Parish Council at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deshler, and was a Eucharistic minister and usher.

He was a past board member of the Henry County Senior Center and past president and member of the Deshler Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Robert and David; two daughters, Mary Pat and Ann Marie Eads; two sisters, Dorothy Ellis and Margaret Szentgyorgyi; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Deshler.

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