Marvin S. Driscoll, 92, of Canton, PA passed away while surrounded by family on Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018 at Sherwood’s Personal Care Home in Canton.
Marvin was born June 27, 1925 in Overton Township, Sullivan County. He was the last surviving of 10 children in the family of the late Fred and Harriet (McCarty) Driscoll. Marvin grew up during the depression years. He proudly served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Okinawa for a year. On July 27, 1945, he married the former Jule Day. They shared 69 wonderful years together and raised four children before her passing on Jan. 3, 2015.
In earlier years Marvin worked for GTE Sylvania in Towanda before going into the lumber business with brother-in-law, Keith McCarty. Eventually they established and operated the McCarty and Driscoll Lumber Company near Forksville for over 25 years. Marvin also enjoyed dairy farming and raising beef. Love for family always came first in Marvin’s life. He will be lovingly remembered as a true patriarch of the Driscoll families. He and Jule enjoyed attending the Millview Wesleyan and East Canton United Methodist Churches. They often attended and supported many functions in the community. He also served on the Canton Area School Board for several years and was elected president of Sherwood's Personal Care Home. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
Surviving are his children; Dixie (John) Gross of Slatington, Janet (Elmer) Walburn of Canton and Scott (Deborah) Driscoll of Canton, a son-in-law, Jon Phillips, 13 grandchildren; Julie Gross Hoffman, Patrick Gross, Michael Gross, John Gross, Jaremiah Phillips, Cara Phillips Laudenslager, Krista Phillips Risser, Daniel Preston, Lee Preston, Jay Preston, Brian Driscoll, Laura Driscoll Brennan and Timothy Driscoll, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and several dear friends.
In addition to his wife Jule, he was predeceased by a daughter Jane Driscoll Phillips and nine siblings; Carl, Wayne, Dale, Brice and Rex Driscoll and Marian McCarty, Marguerite Pardoe, Doris Wells and Eloise Brown.
Calling hours are 6 – 7:30 P.M. Friday, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton and also 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, Apr. 28, at the Millview Wesleyan Church. Pastor William Hargenrader will officiate the funeral service at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a donation in Mr. Driscoll’s name to Millview Wesleyan Church, c/o 6575 PA Route 87, Forksville, PA 18616 or to Bethel Cemetery c/o 24 Deane Lane, Forksville, PA 18616.