Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall

Friday, July 7th, 1950 - Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Tom Marshall, 68, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of San Diego, California, died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his home in Atlantic.

Paul Thomas Marshall, Jr. was born on July 7, 1950, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Paul Thomas Sr. and Dolores E. (Hough) Marshall. Tom’s sense of adventure, fearlessness and mischievous side were very evident at an early age with some of the stunts he pulled. He attended school in Atlantic and was a member of the Class of 1968. At 17, he and a few friends jumped in the car and took off to see what California had to offer. Tom entered the United States Army in 1969, and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge in 1971, he worked in construction and then went to school to study Fire Science and become a Paramedic. After receiving his degree, he was employed as a Federal Fire Fighter on the Miramar Airforce Base in San Diego. In 1975, Tom started with General Atomics, who manufactured power inverters for mining trucks. He began as a fire fighter and went into mechanics, working onsite at many of their locations for 35 years, including a stint in Chile. His daughter, Jenny, was born in 1982.

Tom was united in marriage to Beth Ann Martin, April 25, 2003, in San Diego, California. They were blessed with a son, William Thomas on May 5, 2005. Tragedy struck in 2008, when an accident at work led to many health complications and his declining health eventually forced him to retire in 2011. As a family, Beth, William and Tom enjoyed camping, road trips, swimming, building things and sand dune racing. A highlight for them was a trip to Kauai and jumping 40 foot from Shipwreck Cliff. He loved motorcycle rides and tinkering on anything; you had to look out if Tom got ahold of glue, string, tape and paint – something amazing always came out of it! His sense of humor was generally paramount, sometimes without a filter; he was known for his terrible jokes. Tom’s heart was that of a good friend and men in his AA group looked up to him as a mentor. He will be remembered as one of the kindest; overall decent guy, full of gentleness, open and honest with great warmth. His children were his greatest joy!

Paul is survived by his wife, Beth of San Diego, CA; daughter, Jenny (Greg) Sullivan of San Diego, CA; son, William Thomas Marshall of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Juliana Lassey and Scarlet Olivia Sullivan; brother, Phil (Pat) Marshall of Atlantic, IA; sister, Mary Ellen (Glen) Askew of Wichita Falls, TX; mother-in-law, Genevra Martin of San Diego, CA; brother-in-law, Sam Spinello of Palm Desert, CA; rescue dog and constant companion, Jo Jo; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Julie Spinello.

Vitiation with the family present will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25th at Roland Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic. Burial, with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard, will be held in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Tom’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Tom Marshall

BORN
July 7, 1950 - Atlantic, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
April 21, 2019 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
68 years, 9 months & 14 days

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
10:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2019
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church - Atlantic, Iowa

CELEBRANT
Father Chinna Devaraj

LECTORS
Keith Leonard

ORGANIST
Elsa Casey

CANTOR
Diedre Casey

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
Processional - “Amazing Grace” #612
Offertory - “Ave Maria” by Glen Askew
Communion - “One Bread, One Body” #830
Special Music - “Hallelujah” recorded by Il Divo
Recessional - “On Eagle’s Wings” #611

PALLBEARERS
Jenny Sullivan
William Thomas Marshall
Greg Sullivan
Mike Marshall
Matt Clem
Mark Wedemeyer

INTERMENT
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

MILTIARY HONORS
Atlantic Color Guard - Atlantic, Iowa


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Roland Funeral Service
    Address
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
    Address
    106 West 6th Street
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic.
    Officiant
    Father Chinna Devaraj
  • Interment

    Location
    Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy. 71 & White Pole Road
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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    Burial, with military honors by the Atlantic Color Guard, will be held in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
  • Reception

    Location
    Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center
    Address
    105 West 5th St
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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Candy Rutledge

Posted at 06:28pm
I remember you being the best neighbor ever; the best man at my wedding in Malibu and inviting me to Thanksgiving dinner with your sister and Sam Spinello at their home in California. You tried to wait tables at The Shepard Restaurant I owned in Encinitas and you were a riot. In Atlantic, you would show up at my house and we would head out on adventurers that I can't print here but so glad we didn't get got and lived to manhood. RIP, Tom. "I've seen fire and I've seen rain but I always thought I would see you again." I will keep you in my heart and memory. Perry Rutledge, Ocean Park Washington

Ernie Terrill

Posted at 07:10pm
I recall way back when his Brother Phil had given Tom his 58 Chev, gold color, 4 speed , 409 2 door hardtop, and we tore it up, but thats what it was made for, havent seen Tom since then and always wondered where he went, RIP Brother till we meet again, Ride on, Randy Terrill
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Glenn & Mary Askew

Posted at 12:49pm
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Shawn, Karen, Makenna and Gavin Menagh

Posted at 05:54pm
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