Tony Marshall, 72, of New York City, Woodstock, N.Y., and previously Westfield, N.Y., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 31, 1940, the son of Ray and Mary Marshall.
Tony went to Westfield Academy and Central School and graduated in the class of 1958. He received a degree in the performing arts from Webber Douglas Academy of Arts in London, England. He also received technical and television training from RCA. He had several classes with master photographers and exhibitions of his photography in New York City, Woodstock and Westfield.
His career with PBS Channel 13 WNET started in the 1970s working at Sesame Street. He was an associate director and stage manager for American Playhouse, Live from Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera Presents, Dance in America, Great Performances and Theater in America. He later became the original director of the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour. His career was then followed by independent freelance work across the country and eventually led to his work as a director for the United Nations.
He was an especially lovely man whose wit, stories and kindness will be terribly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; son, Marcus; daughter, Sonia; and sister, Terry. Tony also leaves behind many friends among his colleagues and community.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray, in 1970; his brother, Geoff, in 2000; and his mother, Mary, in 2002.