William E. Marshall

William (Bill) E. Marshall, 62, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Troy, N.Y. on March 10, 1955 and was a 1973 graduate of Stillwater High School.

Bill was a deputy for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department for over 33 years. In addition, he worked part-time as a police officer in the Village of Ballston Spa and the Village of Corinth.

Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, having traveled to Colorado, Ohio and Texas with the Grady Court Outfitters: Bruce Gronczniak, Rick Hopeck and Tony Ballestero. Bill was the vice president and former president of Blue Knights NY VI Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Bill was a well-known member in the Stillwater, Ballston Spa and Galway communities having coached numerous sports teams and young athletes.

Bill was predeceased by his mother Roberta Bain Winney, father John Marshall, daughter Shannon Marshall and grandson Kaiden Marshall. Bill is survived by his wife Sheila and his children Amy Marshall-Uber (Dan), Craig Marshall, Chad Marshall, Cody Marshall and Shane Marshall; grandchildren Daniel, Kendall, Trent and Corbin; brothers Steven Marshall (Eunice), Kenneth Marshall (Morine) and Randy Marshall; and nephews Steven, Nate, Seth, and Mack.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stillwater High School, 1068 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater. All area Law Enforcement will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

A service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in South Argyle Cemetery in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Program.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nigam at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Delmonte and the nurses at Saratoga Hospital Oncology for their care and compassion. Special appreciation goes to the Community Hospice of Saratoga County and his RN Kelli.

Guest Book

Tim Thomas Sr

I am deeply saddened by the news of Bill's passing and as a friend and old coworker I say to him "Well done good and faithful servant of the people. You fought the good fight and have now finished your course. It is your time now to peacefully rest."
God Bless you, your family and all that mourn for you. Tim & Julia

John & Sheryl

Very sorry to hear of the loss of such a fine man. Bill and his family will be kept in many thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.

Stan De Long

Flash, you were a man of knowledge, wisdom, a leader and a good friend. You will be sorely missed by many. I wish you peace as you enter new life. To Bill's family, my sincere condolences to you for a tremendous loss you have encountered. Always remember Bill will be watching over you. May all the good memories and laughter you have enjoyed help ease your pain. RIP Bill.

Diane Gotham Palmateer

We all our hearts please know how deeply saddened we are to hear that Billy had passed. He will be sorely missed. With sincere sympathy, Mike and Diane Palmateer

Danielle Carraher

Thank you for letting me be a part of your life. I will cherish your memory and all our times together. My heart goes out to your kids and grandkids and family and friends that loved you so dearly. Dani

Melissa Fuelleman

My heart goes out to all of Bills children and family. I have so many fun memories of Billy. Going back over 23 years including him being the best man in my wedding. All the sheriff conventions with the NYSDeputies. Every party at our house. Always there to help anyway he could. RIP Billy. You will never be forgotten. Missy

Kim Hogan-Morley

I am saddened to hear of Billy's passing.I knew him all the way through school, and used to see him at the county complex occasionally when we both worked there. He was a really nice person and helped a lot of people along his way. My condolences to his family.

Patti Ingram

My deepest condolences to the Marshall family. I met Billy over a traffic ticket 37 years ago and somehow we became great friends. He was very good to me when I lost my husband and I will always remember that. We have another angel watching over us. RIP Flash.

Keith Bryan

Bill there will always be a place in my heart for you for the guidance you gave me in life thank you and god bless you I will miss you

Raelynn Talmadge

You were always good to me and my children. We needed help, and there you were You are a nice man. Heaven gained an honorable angel

Chuck Lane

Very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man and a good friend. I will miss him.


David Peters

It was a honor knowing you and getting a chance to hunt with you in Texas and Colorado and hang out with you at Grady court outfitters

Paul and Kathryn Pacco

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Bill for many years and we always talked of “old times” later when we saw each other. He was a great guy and was committed to the protection of the people. May God help you all through this difficult time with all the great memories of this great man.

Cheryl, Jim and Jacob Galarneau

Our sincere condolences to the Marshall family. Billy was a great friend and wonderful police officer who will be missed by all. We shared a lot of great stories and had so many laughs together. He will live in our hearts forever and will be greatly missed. ❤ R.I.P. Billy

Laurie Flinton.

I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Billy for 30 yrs. he played softball with my ex back then. He is such a great guy. I feel blessed to have been his friends of many. Rest in peace Billy, I will miss you. See you on the other side. My prayers to your whole family. Again, I'm very sorry.

Marilyn Durocher Bruno

You fought a courageous battle Bill and will be missed by many. To your family I send my sincerest condolences. You inspired your children by your example and will surely be remembered as the great father you were and your many life achievements. May you now find peace.


You will be missed by all who were touched by you. You were a great man in so many ways RIP Billy

Pettit Family

Marshall family: Sorry for you loss. Billy was a wonderful man and a good friend for many many years. He will be deeply missed. You are in our prayers.

Bruce Thompson

Shane, Cody, Shelia, Steve, Seth, Eunice and the rest of Bill's family. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill's support to Galway baseball and the many players he influenced over the years was wonderful. He was a mentor to me as a coach and while tough at times I have many memories of him taking a young player under his wing and picking him up and giving them that little piece of advice to make them a better player. He was a special coach and will be missed!

Ray Otten, Community Emergency Corps

Our condolences to Bill's family from my family and all of us at Community Emergency Corps in Ballston Spa. Worked numerous calls with Bill over the years and had a great deal of respect for him.
Rest in peace, Bill.

Helen Soderholm

So sorry to hear of Billy's passing. We had many wonderful years of Tin and Lint softball games. Prayers for the family.

Darryl Coltey

My sincere condolences go out to the Marshall family. I didn't know Bill long, but was proud to know Bill and his son Chad as fellow members of the Adirondack Victory Riders motorcycle riding club. I particularly enjoyed Bill's stories of his adventures serving as security to the Sheikh at his complex near the Saratoga flat track. Bill, you'll be missed!

Tania Bailey

You were family. You were a hero. You are mourned and missed.

Ronald & Stacey Rosebrook