CALAIS – Sterling Ira Marshall, 76, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass. Sterling was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Calais, son of the late Sterling and Ruby (Wilson) Marshall.
After attending Calais Memorial High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving as a maintenance scheduling technician. With more than 21 years of active duty service, Sterling retired as a staff sergeant in 1973. He returned to Calais and eventually moved to Chatham, Mass., where he started his career with the U.S. Postal Service. Sterling served in post offices in Massachusetts as well as in Calais before his retirement with more than 20 years service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chatham, Mass., was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed coin collecting.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth. Surviving are his five children, Brian Marshall and his wife, Karen, of Calais, Kevin Marshall of Redlands, Calif., Sterling Marshall Jr. and his wife, LoRay, of Long Beach, Calif., Dana Marshall and his wife, Marlene, of San Bernardino, Calif., and Divina Goddard and her husband, Brian, of Highland, Calif.; a sister, Phoebe Wilson of Calais; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two nieces, Anna Wilson of Calais and Ramona Merrill of Hampden.
Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of Sterling’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be afterward at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Sterling’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Condolences and memories may be shared at