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March 1, 2012 - 8:59am

Mr. Robert Allen Marshall, Sr.

posted by Joshua Smith.

Batavia - Mr. Robert Allen Marshall, Sr., 88, of Batavia, lifetime employee at Graham Manufacturing Company and longtime employee at Batavia Downs, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the New York State Veteran's Home.

Mr. Marshall was born October 27, 1923 in Oakfield, a son of the late Clyde and Bernice Grinnell Marshall.

A graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, Mr. Marshall attended Alfred State College until the attack on Pearl Harbor when he enlisted in the Marine Corp. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. A member of St. Joseph's Church in Batavia he enjoyed playing golf during his retirement and was a former member of the Moose Club in Batavia.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the New York State Veterans' Home.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Conforto Marshall whom he married February 2, 1946; six children, Donna (David) McKendree of Clinton, Michael Marshall of New York City, Susan (Curtis) Marcott of Johns Island, South Carolina, Robert A. Marshall, Jr. of Sacramento, California, David Marshall of Columbia, Maryland and  Rebecca (Brian) Schrader of Batavia; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his grandson Dane Schrader who died in 2010.

There are no prior visiting hours. Friends are welcome to attend his Mass at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel at the New York State Veteran’s Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia. A reception will immediately follow services. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the New York State Veteran's Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, New York 14020.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.   Arrangements were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. 

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