Edward J. Marson, Sr.

  • Born: July 3, 1927
  • Died: March 5, 2014
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home

1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Tel. (703) 998-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Passed away on March 5, 2014. Born in Harrison, NJ on July 3, 1927, Ed served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He married Jacqueline Reilly on November 27, 1952 in Vailsburg, NJ. Ed worked for the U.S. Postal Service as Director of Personnel and Labor Relations of the Northern Virginia region for over 25 years before retiring at 58. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved cooking for his large family, gardening at his home of 60 years, and spending time at their home in Rehoboth Beach. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Jacqueline; children, Jackie (Jamie), Ed (Cindy), Sheila, James (Beth), Peggy, Debbie, David (Jodi); grandchildren, Erin, Christina, Matthew, Jessica, Andrew, Jonathon, Jenna, Joey, Jordan, Michael, and Katie; great grandchildren, Makena, Kai, Bryce, and Kiele; sister, Lenore Gavin; and faithful four legged friend, Winnie. Family and friends may gather on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Jackie, Eddie, et. al.,
As your next door neighbor from 1967 - 1973, I fondly remember your dad almost as my 2nd dad (my dad was working 7 days a week at the Pentagon and then he was in Vietnam for a year).
I think of you guys often and remember all the fun times we had at Hammond High School.

Posted by Bob Thompson - Baton Rouge, LA   June 17, 2014


Dear Christina and the entire Marson and extended family,

I am with you in heart and prayer as you pay your final respects and love to your dear husband,father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Ed, Sr. was a kind and polite man. I have known him for about 8 years and would see him at family gatherings. I can tell you that he was always very kind to me and he would always ask me how I was doing. But he always made sure I had a safe trip up and wished me a safe trip home. He made me smile and I always enjoyed a conversation with him. Love and prayers..

karen kelly (Christin Marson Kelly's mother-in-law)

Posted by karen kelly - Chester, VA - mother-in-law to Christina   March 10, 2014

Jackie, we are all thinking of you and your family here in San Diego. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love, the Applegates

Posted by Shannon Applegate - Solana Beach, CA   March 09, 2014

Our deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort for your family. God bless you all.

Posted by Jimmy & Eileen Richards    March 09, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Marson family

Posted by Rich and Judy Gavin - Pasadena, MD - nephew   March 09, 2014

We deeply regret the passing away of Edward Marson Sr.and he will be missed. We want to extend our deepest condolences to Jacqueline and the entire Marson family and send our prayers for peaceful rest for eternity The Carromba Family

Posted by Victor and Teresa Carromba - Owings, MD - Friends   March 09, 2014

Dear Eddie, Sheila,Jimmy and the rest of the Marson family. I am sad to hear of your dad's passing. Growing up with alot of you, I didn't know you're dad that well, but I do know he(and you're mom) helped raise a wonderful group of kids.Lean on each other and you will get through this tough time.Love always, Dale & Cindy

Posted by Dale Smallwood - Fairfax, VA   March 09, 2014

Ed, sorry to hear about the loss of your DAD. Deepest sympathies to you and all your family. May the Good Lord comfort you all.

Posted by Andy Petitt - Oceanside, CA   March 09, 2014

May the Father of tender mercies be with you as you grieve the loss of your dear loved one. He will be missed by all. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kelley Jenkins - SC   March 08, 2014

Debbie -- I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I will keep both of you in my prayers and heart. I'm sending you a BIG hug. Jo Burton

Posted by A friend   March 08, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)

Posted by D McCarthy - AZ   March 08, 2014


We are heartbroken to hear about Uncle Ed's passing. He was always there for us. We loved him very much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest Sympathy.

Posted by Mary and Gary Gavin - Apopka, FL - Uncle   March 07, 2014

With my deepest sympathy, I pray that your family will be comforted in peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Allison Gwisz - Jacksonville, FL - friend and colleague of Dave   March 07, 2014

The entire Suddath family sends our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope you find comfort in the memories of your father and extend our sincere sympathy.

Posted by Teela Gleason - Jacksonville, FL - Colleague of Dave Marson   March 07, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Marson family...

Posted by Ann and Dick Robinson - Baden, MD   March 07, 2014

To the Marson Family,
I was saddened to hear about your father's passing! I know he and your mom both reared a bunch of great kids!!

Posted by Marilyn Buckner Martin - Montpelier   March 07, 2014

To the Marson Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Marson. You have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by David Jessie - Fairfax, VA   March 07, 2014


We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by The T.C. Williams Class of 1973 - Everywhere USA & Abroad   March 07, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time, God Bless

Posted by Carron Leslie - Fort Belvoir, VA   March 07, 2014