REHOBOTH - Kenneth D. " Ken" Marshall, Jr., 33, of Rehoboth, died unexpectedly in the line of duty while responding to a call for the Rehoboth Fire Department Thursday, November 25, 2010, at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. Born in Attleboro, a son of Kenneth D. & Rhonda (Wetherell) Marshall, Sr., Kenneth was the husband of Bethany (Saleeba) Marshall.
Ken was employed by the J. H. Lynch Company for the last seven years as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Marshall was a lifelong Rehoboth resident and a graduate of the Dighton - Rehoboth High School. He was a third generation call volunteer firefighter for the town of Rehoboth Fire Department, stationed at station # 2. He previously was an EMT and was a member of the Local 57. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children, who meant the world to him. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Trevor Marshall, and a daughter, Brianna Marshall, both at home. He also leaves a brother, Jonathon and his wife Caitlin Marshall of Attleboro, and three nephews. He was the paternal grandson of Richard & Barbara (Bora) Marshall, and the great-grandson of Clair Marshall of Norton, and the maternal grandson of George Wetherell, the retired Deputy Chief of the Rehoboth Fire Department, and the late Lorraine (Johnson) Wetherell. He was the grandson-in-law of Henry & Barbara Sidok and Diane and Raymond Saleeba, and the son-in-law of Joseph Saleeba and Cynthia Saleeba and her husband Dale McCaughey, and the brother-in-law of Mathew and his wife Angie Saleeba, Michael & Jan Saleeba, and Mark Saleeba, and also Danielle Saleeba. He was also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was the brother of the late Christopher Marshall.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Covenant Church, 615 Tremont Street, Rehoboth, Burial will follow in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Rehoboth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 1, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in THE FOLEY- HATHAWAY FUNERAL HOME, 126 South Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts. To LIGHT A CANDLE, SIGN THE MEMORIAL REGISTER, consult THE GRIEF LIBRARY, or obtain FACILITY DIRECTIONS, please log on to www.hathawayfunerals.com., or telephone 508/222-0498.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Marshall Children's Fund, P. O. Box 7201, Cumberland RI 02864.