GLOUCESTER: Peter G. Marston, Jr., 51, of 167 East Main Street, died early Wednesday morning, September 21, 2011 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a brief illness. He was the husband of Annette M. (Palazola) Marston.
Born in Gloucester on December 8, 1959, he was the son of Peter G. Marston and the late Greta (afKlinteberg) Marston. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School class of 1978. He went on to receive his BA in engineering from Wentworth Technical Institute and had attended Tufts University, working toward his Master’s Degree.
He was employed for several years as an electrical engineer at Macom in Burlington and Varian in Beverly. For the past eighteen years, he was employed by Bob Koeller as the service manager at Seatronics. Being on the cutting edge of technology with sophisticated electronics, Pete was always honing his skills. He was the lead technical support for Seatronics, but so much more. Bob actually considered himself to be Pete’s wingman and was proud to take that role.
While in college, he had gone sword fishing and was the engineer aboard the F/V Maryanne, his father-in-law’s boat, among many others.
A voracious learner, he had earned his 100 ton captain’s license and his pilot’s license. He also loved to go scuba diving with his cousin, Chris, and friends and search for lobsters and sea urchins.
Known to have attributes not found in most people, Pete never had an unkind word for anyone. He was greatly admired both personally and professionally and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife of thirty-two years, he is survived by his son, Anthony “Tony” Marston; his daughter, Melissa G. Marston; two granddaughters, Taylor Marston, age 12, and Dacey Marston, age 4; two sisters, Ingrid, wife of Jens Andersen and Brigitta Davis; his stepmother, Suzanne Marston; his mother and father-in-law, Maryanne and Anthony “Ollie” Palazola; two sisters-in-law, Kathy, wife of Wesley Prevost and Paula, wife of the late Kenneth Horgan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends to numerous too mention.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday evening at the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post #3, American Legion, Gloucester at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours.