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David S. Marshall

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David S. Marshall died Tuesday, Aug. 23. He was 67.

David was born Oct. 17, 1943, in Yellow Springs to Roberta and William Marshall, who were lifetime Yellow Springs residents. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1961, and completed his bachelors degree in education at Miami University. His careers ranged from radio personality, teacher, car dealer and shoe retailer to becoming the world’s largest Ziebart franchisee. He will be remembered as one of the true pioneers of the Ziebart business.

David’s many passions included religion, history, railroads, circuses, theater and exopolitics. He had the gift of an amazing memory, sense of humor and incredible story-telling ability. He was a great philanthropist.

David was the father of two daughters, Jennifer (Rodger) Merkel and Elizabeth (Brent) Crawford. He had four grandchildren, Anna Duggan, Katie Merkel and Sara and Adam Crawford. He is also survived by his sister Cathy (Denny) Fryman, as well as his former wife and friend, Susan Marshall. In the last few years, David’s greatest joys were the residents and staff at Trillium Place and visits with his daughter and grandchildren.

A memorial service and time of fellowship is planned for Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at Discover Christian Church in Dublin, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Road, Dublin Ohio 43017, or a favorite charity.


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