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In memoriam: Anthony Marshall

In memoriam: Anthony Marshall

[Anthony John Marshall, M.A. M.Litt. (Oxon), Professor Emeritus, Classics, Queen's University.]
Anthony John Marshall, M.A. M.Litt. (Oxon), Professor Emeritus, Classics, Queen's University.

Anthony (“Tony”) Marshall passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at the age of 79. 

Tony was born in Cardiff, Wales. Like his elder brother Peter, he read classics at Wadham College and forever expressed fond memories of his time at Oxford.

He went on to teach at Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania) and Amherst College (Massachusetts) before moving to Canada to join the Classics Department at Queen’s University in 1963. There he honed his expertise in Roman law, with particular interest in the role of women in the Roman courts. He rose to become Full Professor, Chair of the Classics Department and Associate Dean of the Graduate School before retiring in 1997.

A lover of literature and a voracious reader to the end, Tony was renowned for his quick wit and relentless punnery. 

He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (née Holt) for 50 years, loving father of John, Artsci'88, Meds'92 (Debbie Yamamura, Meds'92) and Michael (Jennifer Asling), and cherished grandfather of Keiko, Kenji, Clara and Anna. 

Tony considered his hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students to be an extended family. In 1995, he was awarded the Frank Knox Teaching Award by the AMS. 

A devoted teacher, husband, father and grandfather, he will be remembered fondly by all.  

[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 4-2016]