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CORINTH - Roger David Marshall peacefully passed in spirit at home on March 6, 2014. Born in England in 1935, as a child he experienced the chaos of a country at war, leading to lifelong efforts to ease the suffering of those affected by conflict.

Roger served as a Royal Air Force medic in the Yemen and Somalia. He then qualified as a prosthetist, making artificial limbs for patients. From 1968-1972, he was a volunteer in Quang Ngai, Vietnam, with a Quaker medical team, training Vietnamese to make artificial limbs for civilians wounded in the war. In 1974 Roger immigrated to America and made Corinth his home in 1977 with his wife, Margaret. He worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center for 15 years before starting his own practice, Mercury Orthopedics. He was respected and loved by his patients. After retiring, he turned his efforts to raising money to provide more limbs and braces for the people in Quang Ngai.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Gordon and Robert and their wives, Susan and Claire; and four grandchildren, Phoebe, Francesca, Ethan, and Gabriel.

Roger always stood up against injustice when he saw it. He loved the outdoors and animals, particularly his dogs. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the ASPCA. A celebration of Roger's life will be held for family and friends at his home later in the Spring.
Published on  March 8, 2014
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