Albert F. Marz, Jr. ’58 died on September 25, 2023, in North Scituate, Rhode Island.
(The following was provided by the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home – Greenville on September 26, 2023:)
Albert F. Marz, Jr, DO, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and esteemed physician, passed away on September 25, 2023, at the age of 87 at home surrounded by his family. He was born to Albert and Alyce Marz in Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Jean Marz for over six decades and the devoted father of Jonathan Marz and his wife, Suzanne, Melinda Ragosta and her husband, Peter, Sr., and the late Julie Eva and her husband, Brenton.
Dr. Marz was a cherished grandfather to his grandchildren Maxton, Mason, McKinley, Peter, Jr, Andrew, Katherine, Nathaniel, and Ren who brought immense joy to his life. He was deeply proud of his family and cherished the moments spent with them.
After graduating from Bowdoin College he served three years in the US Army. He truly enjoyed his annual trip to Bowdoin’s homecoming and reunion weekends with his children and grandchildren. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University. Dr. Marz began his distinguished medical career at Cranston General. His passion for healing led him to establish his own practice in Greenville, Rhode Island, where he worked tirelessly for over fifty years and positively impacted countless lives. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Marz also served as the school sports doctor at Smithfield High School, nurturing the health and well-being of young athletes.
Ever dedicated to his profession, Dr. Marz continued to practice medicine at Apple Valley treatment center until his retirement in 2016. His commitment to the well-being of others was unwavering, and he touched the lives of thousands through his compassionate care.
In his leisure time, Al enjoyed being a member of the Shriner’s Club, the art of golfing and finding solace on the greens and delight in the company of friends. But his true sanctuary was found on Waterman’s Lake, where he lived and enjoyed boating and embracing the serenity of nature’s beauty.
Al was a man of strong principles, integrity, and compassion. His faith played an integral role in his life, and he was an active member of St. Thomas Church, finding spiritual comfort and guidance in his religious community.
The passing of Albert F Marz, Jr, DO, leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His memory will forever live on in the lives he touched, the patients he healed, and the love he shared with his family. In honoring his memory, let us strive to emulate his integrity, kindness, dedication, and unwavering love for others.