Dr. Claude Durfee Marshall
October 26, 1936 - February 8, 2022
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Claude Durfee Marshall born 10/26/36 in Leesburg, FL and passed 2/8/22 in Port Charlotte, FL. Durfee was a dentist by profession for 30 years in Port Charlotte, FL, being a blue-collar person in a white-collar profession, an adventurer, an educator, and a fantastic storyteller holding everyone spellbound. He never met a stranger, always encouraging education…

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Ann Marshall left a message on February 27, 2022:
I want to thank everyone for all the lovely words and memories about my husband. I cherish each one.
Susie and Ken Hess left a message on February 26, 2022:
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Jane, Steve, and stepen left a message on February 25, 2022:
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Jesse Landis left a message on February 25, 2022:
My dear Ann, I send you my thoughts and prayers. How you stayed by his side. My best to you always. Jesse
Linda Watts left a message on February 24, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Claude Durfee Marshall, Linda Watts lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Linda (Lin) Watts left a message on February 24, 2022:
What a wonderful man Heaven has gained and we have lost. Durfee was the kindest soul with a heart of gold and a friend to everyone he met. I have so many good and funny memories from the years I worked for him. He made work a pleasure and kept things very interesting! He was always learning new things, many of which were outside the dental field. He seemed to have a license for everything…. AC, contractor, electrical you name it, he wanted to learn it. During the time he was building his new office next to the old one, we would find him on the roof, or installing the electric., or whatever he could get done between patients. He built a beautiful office and a wonderful practice. His patients and staff loved him! I will miss his humor and his passion to learn and teach. He was one of a kind. ❤️
Darlene Stone left a message on February 24, 2022:
I am sad to hear of Durfee's passing. What a joy he brought to those around him. I only got to know him during the last chapters of his life, but from the stories he told I knew he was a man of noble character. I've missed his presence at Chelsea Place. May God give comfort to those he loved, and until we meet again, rest peacefully Durfee.
Cathi Demling left a message on February 23, 2022:
Durfee Marshall was a true “Pillar of the Community”. He was loved and respected by everyone. I came to know him a when I was hired at his Dental Practice, Marshall Family Dentistry in the late 90’s just before he retired. I wasn’t just an employee, but was privileged to become a Friend. One I will Cherish Forever! He shared his knowledge, his wit and his love for life. Durfee Marshall’s presence will be deeply missed, but for those who are lucky to have been in his life, his Spirit will Never Die. Good my Friend and Thank You!
Skylynn Lepley left a message on February 19, 2022:
In January of 2021, I started my career as a caregiver. I was extremely blessed to care for Durfee. We had good and bad days together, but Durfees always knew how to make me smile or laugh when I needed it. While caring for Durfee, he and his wife Ann treated me more like family than just someone hired to care for her husband. I truly love Durfee and will miss him every day.
Skylynn Lepley left a message on February 19, 2022:
I am so sorry for your loss, I wish I could’ve been by your side
Jerry Fisher left a message on February 17, 2022:
Hello Ann, We just heard about Durfee. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We both have fond memories of Durfee. I spent a lot of time on the tennis courts with him and Delores served him his breakfast at the Rio Villa diner on many a morning. He will never be forgotten by the Fishers. Sincerely Jerry and Delores
Bill McIntire left a message on February 15, 2022:
Dear Ann, We received notice of Durfee's passing today from Fran Williams in the U of L Alumni Affairs. We are so sorry to read this. Please express our condolences to your entire family. As you may recall, we were classmates at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. In the first semester, Durfee and I were paired in the Biochemistry Lab. I was 21 yo at the time and Durfee was 7 years older and married - like an old dude. But despite any differences, we had more fun in that lab. One very significant fun memory was that the Secretary to the Chairman of Biochemistry use to hand out all of our tests and papers and Durfee had a talent for getting her to smile as she passed by our lab bench. The Secretary's name was Judy Smith and on June 15, 2021, we celebrated our 53 Wedding Anniversary. Durfee deserves at least a little credit for our initial attraction. From his Obituary, he had an amazing life and we know he will be sorely missed. May he Rest in Peace. Bill and Judy William O. McIntire, DMD, MS Captain, Dental Corps, U.S. Navy(retired) San Diego, CA
Gary Berger left a message on February 13, 2022:
Durfee was our dentist for about 30 years until he retired. Then, his son Philip became our dentist. One day about 30 years ago Durfee showed up at our house with a plumber and we were told he was working on his plumbing license and he was apprenticing. It was then we truly understood he was a renaissance man with many talents and interests. Never before and never since have we had a dentist show up at our house working as a plumber. Even more etched in our memory was the Saturday morning long ago when my father visiting from Illinois had a bad tooth ache. He was in severe pain. We called Durfee and he came to our house and took my father and me to his office in his own car and drained an abcess and relieved the pain. There was no charge. We suspect Durfee had other things to do on a Saturday morning but that was who Durfee was. We will all miss him. Gary and Ann Berger
Barbara Anderson left a message on February 13, 2022:
May God give you the peace, strength and love you need to remember and cherish the good times of life with Durfee. I remember the early days in Port Charlotte at the PCUMC and the Meth-o-Mates SS class as a time of friendship and fellowship with the Selleys, Waldrops, Marshalls and so many others. My love and prays to Ann and the rest of those who loved Durfee and his special kind of a sense of humor.
Jane McDaniel left a message on February 13, 2022:
I also want to add that Durfee put in a har-tru tennis court, stood in a lift and installed lights while we played, maintained and even prepped the court for us gals. He watched our matches, ran to the house when Ann forgot her water, and brushed the court after play. What a true love and huge loss. We miss you Durfee!
Frank Desguin left a message on February 13, 2022:
So sorry to hear about Durf. Always loved seeing him and Ann! What a character!
Steven Higgins left a message on February 13, 2022:
Always a friendly presence on and off the tennis courts. A gentleman who will be missed. Condolences to Ann and the family.
Margo and Joe Roca left a message on February 13, 2022:
Condolences from the Roca Family.
Margo and Joe Roca left a message on February 13, 2022:
Dear Ann, Judy, Phillip, Luke and Family, We were so sad to read about Dr. Durfee. He was such a kind man and was so engaging. Although I never met him in the office while he was still working, our conversations at the tennis court were so memorable. The Marshall Family Dentistry has always felt like "home!" We wish you all our deepest condolences. All our love and regrets, Margo and Joe Roca
Jane McDaniel left a message on February 13, 2022:
Durfee was a great friend with the biggest smile, not sure if he was up to something or just always that likable, lol. On the tennis court, he had the longest legs and quickest hands providing so much fun and the biggest challenge. I'll never forget how he said I should buy the house across the street from their tennis court. It needs a new roof, but we'll get up there and put it on. We won't tell Ann because she says I have too many things going. I have lots of memories to cling to, but surely will miss his kind heart and that huge grin.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brian Duff left a message on February 12, 2022:
In memory of Dr. Claude Durfee Marshall, Brian Duff lit a candle
Brian Duff left a message on February 12, 2022:
Durfee I will miss you more then words can express. Being your caretaker for 11 months and meeting such an amazing wife you have and family Beth,Phillip, and Tommy what a special man you are indeed. Your smiles will be missed. And ohhh I cannot forget your appetite WOW boy could you put some food away. I’ll miss you more everyday. Til we meet again
Rayetta Myers left a message on February 12, 2022:
Ann, My sincere condolences to you and your family. My love and prayers to all of you. Durfee will surely be missed-he was one of a kind. Rayetta
Dt. Pieffe J. Fisher left a message on February 12, 2022:
Dr. Durfee Marshall was a wonderful dentist and man of God. He befriended me when I first came to Port Charlotte and served on the Bon Secours-St. Joseph's Hospital community relations committee with him, under the chairmanship of Rev. Sam Emerick. Durfee was dedicated in serving his community as well as his patients. May God take him into his everlasting arms and bless his family. Dr. Pierre J. Fisher, Jr.
Linda Bauman left a message on February 12, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marshall family during this time of mourning.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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