Marshall Ulf Obituary

September 19, 2012

in News,Obituaries

NEW LONDON, N.H. — There will be a private graveside service for Marshall Hunter Ulf, 81, who died Sept. 14.
His family and friends knew Marshall as Tom. He suffered for many years from Alzheimer’s disease.
Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 12, 1931, son of Dorothy Hunter Ulf and Marshall W. Ulf.
He was a graduate of the University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Yale University where he was elected to the National Honor Engineering Society Tau Beta Pi in his junior year and received a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School at MIT, completing a two-year course in one year.
In 1954, he entered the US Army and served with the 60 Field Artillery in Eilbronn, Germany. He was discharged in 1956 as a First Lieutenant.
Tom married Nancy Carlson in 1956 in Titusville, Pa. They raised two children, Marshall Hunter, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth and lived in Shaker Heights and Hubbard, Ohio.
Tom spent many years in the management consulting business traveling throughout the USA and abroad. He later owned and was CEO of Johnson Industries in Orangeville, Ohio. A company that produced wood pallets and reels. It gave him great pleasure to be taking something from nature and making it into a worthwhile produce for industry.
Tom and Nancy retired to New London in 1986 where Tom was an active cross-country skier, hiker, tennis player, canoeist and pursued his love of woodworking. His most favorite project was the restoration of his father’s 1919 Old Town wood canvas canoe. He was a longtime member of Country Squires, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church.
He was a caring, loving, quiet man who was known for his love of toys, puzzles, gadgets and most particularly family. He loved to travel and spent many years researching his Swedish roots and compiling extensive genealogy charts.
Tom is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Hunter and his wife, Lisa of North Pomfret; a daughter, Nancy had her husband, Carol Woolever of Wilton, N.H.; his grandchildren, Kerstin and Brita Ulf, Zachery and Justen Woolever; also a brother, Livingston H. Ulf of Bratenahl, Ohio; and a sister, Dorothy Mayer of Richmond, Va.
Memorial donations may be made to Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, 82 King Hill Road or New London Hospital, 273 County Road, both New London, N.H. 03257.

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