Ernestine Marshall

Died: June 18, 2014
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Ernestine Jeanette Marshall, 75, of Endwell, New York passed on June 18, 2014 after battling a long illness with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Aliquippa, PA on November 20, 1938. Ernestine was predeceased by her parents, Leona (Herring) and Ernest Savage, and brother, James (Sonny) Herring. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Larry Marshall; son, Jason Marshall; sister, Maxine Glenn (Leroy Glenn, deceased); and many loving nieces and nephews. She attended Slippery Rock University and Temple University, both in Pennsylvania, where she received degrees in Health and Physical Education and Biology. She also took extensive courses at Ithaca College. Her first teaching assignment was at Joseph John Junior High School in Johnstown, PA. Most of her career was spent teaching physical education, department athletic director, and coaching volleyball and cheerleading in the Union Endicott Central School District from 1968 to 1999 when she retired. Ernestine (Ernie, Teenie), as she was called, loved teaching, coaching, watching golf on television, helping out in her church, and working in her sorority. She also loved playing bridge with her bridge buddies and was a fierce competitor in that sport. She was a longtime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Upsilon Nu Omega Chapter) where she was close to celebrating 25 years, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (an international women’s organization dedicated to excellence in education), New York State Teachers Association, New York State Coaches Association, and Trinity AME Zion Church. Her family, friends, and colleagues, will always remember her big personality, very spirited forms of expression, and her loving and caring ways of assisting others in their time of need. The family sends their heartfelt thanks to her healthcare providers, nursing staff and doctors at Susquehanna Nursing Home, church friends, neighbors, colleagues, friends, and sorority members for helping to make this inevitable journey so much easier for Ernestine.
Visitation will be held at Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, NY Monday, June 23, 2014 from 4-7 pm. Funeral Services will be at 12 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott, NY with Reverend Freeman Y. Perry officiating. Burial will immediately follow the services at Vestal Hills Memorial Park, 3997 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ernie’s beloved church, Trinity AME Zion Church, 203 Oak Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

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Date: Monday, June 23, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm

Central United Methodist Church


17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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Died: June 18, 2014

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Karen knapp posted on 6/22/14

Mrs. Marshall was the GREATEST gym teacher .. I am so sadden by her passing :(


Aunt Bernice Coleman posted on 6/23/14

My thoughts and prayers are with you Larry for the loss of your beloved wife and friend and my niece Ernestine. May God comfort you during this time. Please know that Ernestine is in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you and Jason. I love you very much.


Dave Staff posted on 6/24/14

I wish to pass on my condolences to the Family of my good friend, Ernie Marshall. I officiated volleyball back in the 70's 80's and early 90's and I always loved coming to UE to see Ernie and her well coached team. She touched many lives over her career as a teacher and coach. Over the years, I have often thought about my friend and relive memories of the many games I have done at UE. This included a season ending showdown between unbeaten Windsor and unbeaten UE many years ago in a packed gym at UE. She was a very special lady and was an inspiration to me. Thank you Ernie.


Marilou Mastroe Pierce posted on 6/26/14

Jason, My Mother, Mary Lou Mastroe, was a dear friend of your Mother's. I was saddened to hear of her passing and just wanted you to know how much my Mom thought of both you and your Mom. I know it was a long time ago that she babysat you, but you and your Mom were always in her thoughts.


Ramona A. Christian posted on 6/27/14

My deepest sympathy to the Marshall Family, relatives and friends. We in Johnstown had but 2 teachers of African American decent, and Ms. Savage was one of the two. I remember she brought the Sock Hop to Joe Johns in 1962. She will always be fondly remembered. Ramona A. Christian


Yvette Klausch posted on 6/28/14

My deepest sympathy goes out to Mrs. Marshall's family and friends. She was my gym teacher as well as my daughter's! We had many laughs throughout my school years! She was truly a wonderful lady!