Cover photo for John McKinstry Marshall's Obituary
John McKinstry Marshall Profile Photo
1940 John 2022

John McKinstry Marshall

December 29, 1940 — September 29, 2022

John McKinstry Marshall, 81, of King George, VA, formerly of Belle Vernon, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 29, 2022 surrounded by loved ones.  John was  born December 29, 1940 in McKeesport, PA to John McKinstry and Lazella E. Brenneman Marshall.  After serving in the U.S. Navy and living and working in North Carolina with his brother Chuck, he met and married Mildred Ruth Boyer. They remained married until her unfortunate passing in 1989. When he was not working as a Warehouseman at SuperValu, Inc in Belle Vernon, John volunteered at Rostraver EMS as an EMT, coached softball, watched sports, went camping & hiking with family and bowling with his friends.

After retiring he traveled monthly to King George, VA to spend time with his daughter Jennifer, son in law DJ and grandson Tre. Together they traveled, parasailed, ziplined, built legos and puzzles, gardened and cheered for one of his favorite teams, the Steelers. He was an avid NASCAR fan and traveled to the Monster Mile in Dover, DE twice a year with Jennifer and Tre. He is and will always be beloved as the grandfather “Pap '' who showed us how to be adventurous through hiking and camping and brave by parasailing and ziplining. How to be patient through puzzles and building legos. How to be supportive by cheering on the Steelers. Most of all, how to be the greatest father and Pap.

He is survived by daughter & son in law Jennifer & Daniel ‘DJ’ Watson of King George, VA, sister & brother in law Barbara & John Matlock of West Newton, grandson Daniel Lee 'Tre’ Watson III.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 16 years and brother Ralph Charles 'Chuck' Marshall.

Visitation will be held Monday from 4-6 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.  Private interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John McKinstry Marshall, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 3, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon

626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree