Edward Roy Marston ’46

Edward Roy Marston ’46 died on February 15, 2007, in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Born on July 25, 1923, in Melrose, Mass., he prepared for college at Malden (Mass.) High School and the Huntington School in Boston and attended Bowdoin in 1942-43, becoming a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. After attending the College for a year, he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II as a fighter pilot and first lieutenant. After the war, he returned to the College and also took courses at Wesleyan and the University of North Carolina.After managing several stores for the F.W. Woolworth Company until 1952, he operated The Marston Company department stores in Lynnfield, Mass. In 1959, he became associated with the Watertown Federal Savings and Loan Association, where he was elected assistant mortgage loan officer and personnel officer in December of 1959 and appointed branch manager in 1961. In 1962, he became vice president and executive officer of the Lawrence Co-operative Bank. In 1968, he succeeded his father, Lawrence Marston of the Class of 1917, as president of the Malden Co-Operative Bank. He was also chairman of Pioneer Financial Bank and president of the Lawrence Rotary Club, the North Andover Country Club, the Davenport Memorial Foundation, and the North Andover Historical Society. In 1994 and 1996, he was a member of a crew in the Marion to Bermuda Race. He was married to Suzanne Stevens, who died in 1998, and is survived by his second wife, Leola Hancock Marston; two sons, Stevens C. Marston of Shelburne Falls, Mass., and Gregg A. Marston of Charlotte,Vt.; a daughter, Cynthia M. Rentz of Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; and six grandchildren; two step-daughters, Sally Ruport of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan Kessler of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.; and one step-granddaughter.