Marshall William Pharoah, 53, Crary Mills, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. In accordance with Marshall’s wishes graveside services will be held privately.
Marshall is survived by his wife Merla of Crary Mills; a step-daughter, Sarah Achille of Brasher Falls; two sisters, Victoria “Vicky” and husband Patrick Oakes of Potsdam and Julia Pomainville and husband Pierre of Crary Mills; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Smith and Ryanna Achille and two nieces and four nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Walter, who died Apr. 24, 2004.
Marshall was born Jul. 28, 1959 in Canton, the son of Ruth C. and the late Walter J. Pharoah. He graduated from Hugh C. Williams high school and later from SUNY Potsdam.
On October 20, 2001, he married Merla Bushey at the home of his parent’s in Crary Mills with the Rev. L. Everett Waite as celebrant.
Marshall was a self-employed contract engineer. He was previously employed as a software engineer with Mitel in Ogdensburg. He was a member of the Massena Gun Club and the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum. He was also a member of the Richville Masonic Lodge # 633 F & A.M.
He enjoyed hunting, firearms, caring for and managing his property, computers, woodworking and reading.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, P.O. Box 400, Madrid, NY 13660.
Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org.