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Marshall E. Monroe, Sr.October 20, 2017
Marshall Eugene Monroe, Sr.
Mr. Marshall Eugene Monroe, Sr. of Gaithersburg MD., passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 82. Marshall was born in Virginia on December 15, 1934, a son of the late Eugene Edward and Sadie Helen Frazier Monroe.
Marshall worked for 38 years for the Montgomery County Highway Department and was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years at Station 3, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. He will be remembered as a devoted husband to Opal, and a man who found his greatest happiness when he was surrounded by his family. Marshall loved the Lord with all his heart and was a member of Montgomery Faith Fellowship in Gaithersburg, MD. He enjoyed the simple things in life—baseball games, fishing, playing horseshoes, long drives, time spent with his brothers and sister, and loving on all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We cherish in our hearts his warm smile and deep love he so sweetly poured out to everyone he knew.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Opal Dolores Monroe. He is also survived by his children Sharon Hersom of Gaithersburg, MD, Marshall Monroe, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann of Mt. Airy, MD, and Daniel Monroe, from Germantown, MD. He was a proud and loving grandfather to six grandchildren: Joshua Hersom, Rachel (Hersom) Deavers, Heather (Hersom) Aleman, Jacob Hersom, Nicholas and JoAnna Monroe. He adored his 12 great-granchildren: Elizabeth, Sarah and Rebecca Hersom, Cody Magruder, Chloe, Ethan and Noah Deavers, Susanna and Joanna Aleman, and Brody, Mackenzie and Zoe Hersom.
Marshall is preceded in death by his sisters Mary Monroe and Frances Hayes, and his brothers John and Donald Monroe.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-8 pm at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD 20872. We will have a Celebration of Marshall’s life at the funeral home at 8:00 pm during the evening visitation.
A private family interment will take place on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.molesworthwilliams.com