Bruce Walter Marshall, 68, of Pitman, New Jersey, passed away on January 8, 2020.
Bruce was born in Camden, NJ, to Beatrice and G. Richwood Marshall on December 30, 1951. He attended Pitman schools through grade 11 and graduated from Collingswood High School in 1970. While in high school and college he participated in Forensic and Speech interstate competitions; frequently receiving top awards. He went on to earn an Associate in Arts Degree from Gloucester County College in 1973 and continued his studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Bruce worked as a sales representative for a variety of companies, including Geodesic Structures and Auerbach Publishing. From a young age, Bruce was a prolific writer of poetry, essays and plays. A gifted actor, musician, and lyricist, Bruce performed in numerous theatre productions. He appeared with Glassboro Summer Theatre, Mannequins and Masques at GCC, Rutgers University, Rep '75 Theatre, Ocean City Blue Grass Players, Woodbury Sketch Club and other community theatre groups. For a period of time Bruce was active in local and state politics and produced a TV special for one of the gubernatorial candidates. Bruce was an avid tennis and table tennis player from high school into his adult life.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Beatrice L Marshall of Pitman; sister, Joanne Marshall-Forgie of Shediac, Canada; and sister, Virginia B Marshall (Rein Mutso) of Lancaster, PA; and several nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father, G.Richwood Marshall, and brother, Rev. Robert R. Marshall.
A memorial service will be held at Glassboro United Methodist Church, where he held a lifelong membership, on Saturday, January 18th at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bruce's name may be made to the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) 1562 US-130, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902-3090.