William Stanley Marlow

December 27, 1927 ‒ September 13, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:William Stanley Marlow, 83, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home following a long illness.

William was born December 27, 1927 in Mansfield to Hubbell and Florence (Figley) Marlow, was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1946 and the Ohio State University in 1950 with a bachelors degree in soil conservation.

Proud of his heritage, William’s family ties were deeply woven in the fabric of Richland County. He was a direct decedent of James Marlow, one of the first settlers who made Richland County his home in the early 1800’s.

William owned and operated General Technologics Inc. and in 1975 he retired from Peabody Corp. in Galion as plant manager. He also owned several farms in the area.

He was a member of First Christian Church and loved fishing, hunting and going to auctions. He was a life member of Ohio Gun Collectors, National Rifle Association, Charter member of the Association of Ohio Long Rifles, a life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, Richland County Historical Society, Butler Historical Society, Ohio Historical Association and Venus Lodge #152 F&AM.

William is survived by his wife Margaret Ann (Swigart) Marlow whom he married March 2, 1951; four children and their spouses Dave and Julie Marlow, of Mansfield, Stan Marlow of Mansfield, Karen and Donald Zirkle of Ontario and Lynn and Craig Lackey of Perrysville; grandchildren Daniel Marlow, John Marlow, Thomas Marlow, Anna Zirkle, James Zirkle, Jeremiah Shores and Jason Poth; seven great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; a sister Elaine Hall and a brother Walter Marlow both of Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant children Diane and Timothy, his sister Geraldine McKee and infant sister Marilyn Marlow.

Friends may call Friday, September 16, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11am. Pastor Les Vnasdale will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Private online condolences to the Marlow family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com