Meadville Tribune

January 17, 2013

Marshall W. Mumford


CONNEAUT LAKE — Marshall W. Mumford, 87, of Marsh Drive, Conneaut Lake, passed away at the home of his son and daughter-in-law on Hank Street in Meadville, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Greenwood Township, a son of William P. Mumford and Ruby Belle Hazen Mumford. Marshall married Shirley D. Bradway on April 21, 1947; and she survives.

Marshall worked as a spinner/janitor for 43 years at the Viscose, which became Avtex, and retired when they closed. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and was a first class seaman.

He attended Reash United Brethren in Christ Church. He enjoyed Thursday morning breakfasts with the other retirees from Avtex. He spent countless hours repairing and constructing bicycles. He enjoyed hunting with his sons. He loved his family, friends and his dog, Lady. For approximately 50 years Marshall donated his time and efforts as president and maintaining Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. He was a self-taught harmonica player, playing up until his passing.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Mumford of Conneaut Lake; a daughter, Darlene Urey of Cochranton; five sons, Larry Mumford and his wife, Pansy, of Big Rock, Tenn., Ronald Mumford and his wife, Linda, of Charleston, W.Va., Charles Mumford and his wife, Kathy, of Atlantic, Dennis Mumford and his wife, Anne, of Meadville, and David Mumford of Meadville; eight grandchildren, Tammy Heflin, Jennifer Sears, Ronald Kiser, Robbie Mumford, Marsha Mumford, Adam Mumford, Joseph Mumford and Corey Urey; three stepgrandchildren, Brian McBride, Autumn Woodrow-Fife and Chad Woodrow; six great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Pedrick of Salisbury, Md., and Donna (Jeanie) Mumford of Greenville; three brothers, Victor Mumford and his wife, Nancy, of Meadville, Donald Mumford of Forestville, N.Y., and Francis Mumford of Saegertown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Kenny Mumford; three sisters, Lila Morian, Mildred Russell and Norma Mumford; a grandchild, Stacey Mumford; and a half sister, Adabelle Sackett.

Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Randy Keeling of Reash Community Church.

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, 2841 Mercer Pike, Cochranton, Pa. 16314.

Please sign the guestbook at Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory.