Marshall Clair Bratton

DANVILLE – Marshall Clair Bratton, 75, of 2453 Buchenhorst Road, State College, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was a patient for 11 days.

Born on Oct. 1, 1938, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Dorothy (Stuter) Bratton. He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1956 and attended Penn State University. He lived in State College for most of his life.

Marshall was most recently employed part-time in the seafood department of Giant Foods, State College. In earlier years, he served as vice president and director of security with Republic Security Bank, West Palm Beach, Fla. He earlier worked for Mellon Bank and PNC Bank as manager of operations.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lewistown, where he sang in the choir. He was recently attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College. Marshall enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing, and was a gifted horseback rider.

Surviving are: his wife, the former Susan C. Wilson, with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage on Nov. 20, 2013; a son, M. Scott Bratton, of State College; a stepson, Daniel D. Schaeffer, wife, Luz Mery; a stepdaughter, Tracy A. Schaeffer, wife of Tracy A. Dietrich, of Covington, Ga.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and close confidant, Susie Ricker, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; and his best pal Casey, the family’s Newfoundland dog.

Private services will be held by his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the family at 2453 Buchenhorst Road, State College, PA 16801.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1715 Bloom Road, Danville.

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