Obituary of Marshall Guntrum
A kind and gentle man, Marshall Guntrum passed away peacefully on March 21, 2023 at 98 years young.
Marshall was born in DuBois, PA and attended school through high school at Girard College in Philadelphia. He then followed his brothers into the service during WWII. After the war, he returned to his home in Rochester and attended the University of Rochester thanks to the GI bill. While there, he played soccer and graduated with a degree in chemistry. He then worked his entire career at Eastman Kodak.
Those are the facts, but it is important to remember that Marsh (Bird to family and friends) appreciated his education and enjoyed many things, including bowling, golf, traveling to visit family, exercising to keep physically fit, increasing his knowledge by reading (especially scientific material), rooting for his favorite teams, the NY Giants and the Detroit Tigers, and his time spent on Hilton Head Island, which were all done with a positive and happy attitude (well, except when he was swearing at the NY Giants). He will be remembered most as a GREAT brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was in our lives for so many special moments and occasions and will be deeply missed. He did all for the love of family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores, and brothers, William Jr. and Jack.
He is survived by his children, Laurie McDermott, Nancy (Chris) Colligan, David (Monica) Guntrum and their mother, Beverly, Cindy VandeWall (Meg Thompson) and Scott (Martha) VandeWall; his grandchildren, Russell (Nicole) VandeWall, Michael (Sasha) Guntrum, Melissa Colligan (Santos Morales), and Matthew (Alyssa) Guntrum; and his two special great-grandchildren, Lily and Lonny Morales.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Daisy’s House at Cottage Grove and to the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for their kind care.
According to his high school yearbook, his goal in life was ‘to be happy.’ To honor him, please choose to be happy and kind in your own life.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lollypop Farm or a non-profit organization of choice.
Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 25 from 12-2:00 pm. at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 1975 Baird Road, Penfield.
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