Thomas Marshall III

61, insurance executive

January 05, 2007

Thomas Hartley Marshall III, a retired insurance executive, died of a heart attack Dec. 28 at his northern Baltimore County farm. He was 61.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Circle Road in Ruxton, he was a 1963 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Villanova University.

He had been a surety bond underwriter and vice president at United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. before joining General Accident Insurance in Philadelphia in 1995. He retired two years later.

A descendant of early 19th-century U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall, he was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution and the Bachelors Cotillon.

In his free time, he enjoyed sailing on the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, where he was a communicant.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Carolyn Ford; a sister, Eleanora Lee Marshall of Baldwin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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