July 27, 1950 - April 30, 2021
Thomas Rowland Marshall, IV, passed away at his home in Milton on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 70. Tom was born on July 27, 1950 in Lewes, Delaware, making him a proud Beebe Baby. Tom grew up in Lewes and Wilmington, DE, graduating from Cape Henlopen High School in 1969. He owned and operated, Frameworks on Second Street, Lewes and worked in real estate in Sussex County. A natural musician, playing guitar, drums, keyboard, and literally whatever he picked up, led him to a lifelong love of all kinds of music. Early years were spent in his band, The Malibu’s. He was a member of the local band, Jack of Diamonds for a number of years. Tom had a keen mind and enjoyed reading, art, and learning. His paintings and sculptures were always interesting and clever. Tom was a true believer in the “American Way of Life” and listened to talk radio and loved to discuss politics. He was an avid and capable sailor. Tom loved being the captain of the tall ship, Jolly Rover, with tours out of Lewes Harbor. Taking the Jolly Rover to a new home in the Caribbean turned into a real-life pirate adventure, with storms and high jinks from the locals. Flying an experimental hang glider, riding motorcycles, or driving fast cars were Tom’s idea of a fun day. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Marian Hocker Marshall. He is survived by his loving companion of 11 years, Diana Bruni; his children: Taylor M. Keen, Meredith W. Marshall and Thomas R. Marshall, V (Bridget) and their mother, Diane Marshall; his 3 grandchildren: Thomas, Nelly, and Joe; his father, Thomas Rowland Marshall, III; his sisters: Constance Marshall Miller (John) and Linda M. Fischer (Bobby); and many friends and relatives. Tom hoped all will google the band “Blue Highway” on YouTube, the song” Someday” with lyrics. Play it, sing it out loud, and give Tom’s life a celebratory toast! Funeral services will be private. Donations can be made in Tom’s name to the Beebe Medical Foundation, designating Tunnel Cancer Center for their loving, compassionate care at Beebe Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes DE 19958. Please sign the virtual guest book located on the tribute page.
Thomas Rowland Marshall, IV, passed away at his home in Milton on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 70. Tom was born on July 27, 1950 in Lewes, Delaware, making him a proud Beebe Baby. Tom grew up in Lewes and Wilmington, DE, graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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