SOUTHWEST HARBOR — William Ross Marshall, formerly of Southwest Harbor, died unexpectedly March 14, 2011, near his current home in Florida.
Mr. Marshall was born in Bar Harbor on May 4, 1950, to Roscoe Clinton Marshall and Elsie (Phillips) Marshall. He attended grammar school in Southwest Harbor, and was a member of the last class of Pemetic High School, graduating in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy before graduation, reporting for induction in the fall of 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and also served in the Hawaii communication link to the joint Apollo/ Soyuz historic mission in 1975. He served on the USS Coral Sea during operations against Libya in the 1980s. He also served on the USS Nimitz, retiring in Tampa, Fla. in 1988 as a lieutenant commander.
After retirement, he worked for firms that consulted on internet technology for military bases all over the world. His heart was always ultimately in Southwest Harbor and especially Great Cranberry Island from many summers working for Beal and Bunker.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Linda, son Nicholas, and daughter Anna Marshall Waits. He is also survived by one sister, Elizabeth Marshall Mills, and her husband Dalen of Port Orange, Fla; one brother Maurice Joseph Marshall, of Lamoine. Services in Florida are being planned at this time. Burial will be later in Mount Height Cemetery in Southwest Harbor next to his beloved parents.
A full obituary will appear in the Islander next week.