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Marion L. (Ludwig) Marshall
December 4, 1930 ~ December 31, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Valatie - On Saturday December 31, Marion Marshall (Ludwig) 92, passed away surrounded by family. Born to Lucille and Milton Ludwig, she was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Joseph E. Marshall, sisters Florence Gwinn, June Brassard and brothers, Milton, Paul and Frank Ludwig. She is survived by her sister Marjorie Machnick. Marion is survived by her loving children: David Marshall (Mary), Donna Flood (David) & Wendy Morin (Robert). She is the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren: Kara (David), Rickey Marshall (Jessica), Nicole & Michael Morin, Sharon VanVeghten and 5 great grandchildren: Maverick, Pierce & Patton and Kinsey & Calvin Marshall. She is also leaving behind all of her nieces and nephews. Her unparalleled gift at hospitality culminated in receiving the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence in 2007. In that year only 10 associates, throughout all of Marriott were honored. The Marriott press statement said: “Whether she is singing God Bless America or Happy Birthday to a guest over a birthday waffle, Marion Marshall creates an unforgettable atmosphere for the guests she calls her own”. She was affectionately called “The Waffle Lady” by the guests and associates. Once a guest walked into the dining room and Marion commented that it was a beautiful day. The guest said yes, but the sun isn’t shining. Marion, in her bright yellow shirt, began to sing, “The sun will come out, tomorrow.” If you met Marion while she worked as a Breakfast Ambassador at the Fairfield Inn in East Greenbush, you never forgot her. More than anything else in her life, Marion loved the Lord and shared that love with her family and anyone that crossed her path. Marion embraced the following verses from 1 Corinthians 15:55-58: 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” [ i ] 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Marion stood firm in her beliefs over her life. She believed in “stand up and be counted” which she lived every day. Marion shared her love of the Lord with anyone crossing her path. She committed herself fully to the work of the Lord by sharing her faith, love and joy to each and every person she met. She gave herself to the Lord as a Sunday school teacher, wrote Christian poetry, and taught women’s ministries. She is dancing with the Lord and happily reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband Joe. Later in her lifetime, Marion embraced her Jewish family roots and attended messianic synagogues in Florida and New York and was given the Hebrew name Miriam Bat Chorish. Marion and her boundless joy will be missed greatly by her family and friends but we all she is exactly where she wants to be. We praise God that she left this world peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family. Visitation hours will be held at Wynantskill Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, New York on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a service at 1 p.m. Interment at the Blooming Grove Cemetery will be private to immediate family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to International Christian and Jewish Fellowship P.O. Box 96105 Washington, DC 20090 Or on line https://www.ifcj.org/ways-to-give and make a tribute gift in the name of Marion Marshall.