Robert P. Marshall

Robert P. Marshall, 68, of Perth, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021.

He was born in Paris, France on April 20, 1952, a son of Frank and Eleanor Buchanan Marshall, who were serving as missionaries.

Bob worked for several leather mills in the area. He also started a leather factory in Africa. When he returned to the U.S., Bob was a school bus driver for Galway Central School and at the time of his death, he drove for Brown’s Transportation in Amsterdam. He was also a newspaper carrier for the Gazette.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved teaching his grandchildren about archery, shooting, and fishing.

Mr. Marshall was very involved in church ministries throughout his life. He served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and an Awana leader. In recent years, Bob’s desire was to send kids to camp to experience the joy of camping. This was accomplished with the assistance from his Gazette customers, who gave donations toward camp. In 2019, he was able to send twenty-five children to camp at the Sacandaga Bible Conference with money he raised for scholarships.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Sebast.

Survivors include his wife, Candice Korpi Marshall, whom he married on August 17, 1974; four daughters, Heather (Dave) Subik of Butte, MT, Heidi (Jason) McCausland of Lanesborough, MA, Hope (Daniel) Parsons of Reidsville, NC, and Holly (Joseph) Blongiewicz of Perth, NY; his siblings, Yvonne (William) Jessee of Grand Rapids, MI, Richard (Anna) Marshall of Bamako, Mali, Donald (Susan) Marshall of L’Epine, France, and Peter (Melody) Marshall of Dubuque, IA; a brother-in-law, Bruce Sebast of Bradenton, FL; thirteen grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Boersma, officiating. In accordance with current health guidelines, facial coverings and social distancing are required. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacandaga Bible Conference, 119 Lakeview Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025 in lieu of flowers.

By Paul Wager