Marshall, Patricia "Patty" Emilie

Patricia “Patty” Emilie Marshall passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2022.

She was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Thomas E. and Margaret C. Marshall. Patty was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School and the University of Kentucky. She worked at Tower Hill School as a physical education teacher, coach, and assistant athletic director for 41 years before retiring in 2010. Patty was a member and avid golfer at Wilmington Country Club.

Patty was recognized during Tower Hill’s Centennial celebration as “a gifted teacher who was able to foster skills such as character development, good sportsmanship and teamwork. With an easy positive approach, she was able to teach her students to be risk takers, and believe that through effective effort they would find success.” She led Tower Hill’s 1971 girls’ basketball team in their undefeated run to the state championship game. Throughout her years at Tower Hill, Patty led many teams and taught hundreds of students in her unassuming humble way. Always with a positive approach, easy smile, and a good laugh. She is survived by her sister, Anne M. Brinsfield, her brothers, Peter C. Marshall (Jill) and John T. Marshall. Patty was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Jay R. Brinsfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Baetjer Fund for Teaching at Tower Hill or to Faithful Friends Animal Society of Delaware at

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