HARTFORD, Conn. — Richard H. Marston, 86, of Winterhaven, Fla., formerly of North Brunswick, N.J., died Thursday, Aug. 12.

He was born in Waterford, June 6, 1924, the son of Laurence W. and Viabelle D. Abbott Marston. He attended school in East Waterford and graduated from Bridgton Academy. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in February 1943, and was honorably discharged in January 1946.

He attended the University of Maine, graduating in February 1950 with a B.S. degree in agricultural engineering. He worked as a field engineer for the state of New Jersey for about five years before being assigned the job of State Design Engineer for the Service in N.J. He worked his way up to assistant state conservationist, in charge of water resources programs.

He retired in 1980. He and his wife, Elois, whom he met while at the University of Maine, raised their family and lived in North Brunswick, N.J., for 38 years. In his retirement, they enjoyed many trips in their travel trailer, to Florida, Texas, California and Arizona to name a few. Elois passed away on Jan. 26, 1986, in Florida. About two years later, he married Erika Meyer in Winterhaven, Fla., and they have made their home there for the past 23 years.

He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Vicki Koehler and her husband, Gerd, of Carmel; a son, Stacy Marston and his wife, Jane, of Orland; two stepdaughters, Susan McDonald of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lisa Gunter of LaBelle, Fla.; a stepson, Jeff Edgerton and his wife, Alison, of Statesboro, Ga.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Janet Bodwell and her husband, Bill and their children of Brunswick; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elois; and his brothers, Merwin A. Marston and David Marston. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.westonchandler.com.

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