Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall ( / April 2, 2013)

Alfred G. "Ted" Marshall, a retired educator and basketball coach in Baltimore and Harford counties, died Monday of a heart attack at his Bel Air home. He was 74.

The son of a pipe fitter and a homemaker, Alfred Grady Marshall, who was known as Ted, was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa.

He was a 1958 graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School and enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 and played basketball for the Terps for four years.

Mr. Marshall began his teaching career in 1963 at Battle Grove Elementary School, where he taught for a year. He taught at Norwood Elementary for six years and then joined the faculty at Chapel Hill Elementary School in 1970.

From 1981 to 1995, he was on the faculty of Perry Hall Middle School. He taught for three years at Fallston Middle School until retiring in 1998.

Mr. Marshall had also been the assistant basketball coach at Havre de Grace High School from 1980 to 1983, and later at Fallston High School.

For the last 15 years and until his death, Mr. Marshall had worked at the information desk in the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

He was a fan both of 1950s music and Ford Thunderbirds from that era. In addition to attending vintage automobile shows, he built and collected model cars.

His wife of 48 years, the former Sonja Fitzell, died in 2011.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the McComas Funeral Home, 50 W. Broadway, Bel Air.

Mr. Marshall is survived by his son, Grady M. Marshall of Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Kellie C. Budnick of Aberdeen and Molly C. Dempsey of Bel Air; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com