James Marston, 86, passed peacefully Dec. 1, 2012, at Suncoast Hospice in St. Petersburg.
Born in Worcester, Mass., July 3, 1926, and formerly of Satsuma Florida, Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of almost 58 years, Flora (Cameron).
He leaves behind three children, Daniel and Pat Marston of Standish, Maine; Candy and Bruce Andrew of Campton, N.H., and Surfside Beach, S.C.; and Craig and Beverly Marston of Gulfport; three grandchildren: Aaron, Joyelle and Brendon; three great-grandchildren: Kaileigh, Cameron and Tyler; along with his sister Jean of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In his life Jim worked as a registered professional engineer retiring from the state of New Hampshire in 1988. Over the years Jim and his family lived in Roxbury then Campton, N.H. He retired to Surfside Beach, S.C., then moved to Satsuma and finally to Pinellas Park. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, gardening and traveling. Some of his fondest memories were of his time working in the AMC hut system (Zealand ’43) in the White Mountains.
Jim was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a past Master Mason in the Olive Branch Lodge in Plymouth/Holderness, N.H. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a proud member of the San Mateo Presbyterian Church.