C. Marston Case | state
C (lyde) Marston Case died on Wednesday January 13 in Lawrenceville, NJ, in the house he and his wife, Margaret H. Case, bought over 50 years ago. He was 93 years old. Marston was born in Omaha in 1927 and raised largely in Mound, MN. He was a University of Chicago alumnus (BA and MS). He served in the US Army occupying Italy in 1945-1946, and was a lieutenant in the US Navy Air Force, serving as a seaplane pilot and navigator in the Pacific from 1953 to 1956, and in the naval air reserves. until the 1970s. Marston worked as a dance teacher in Minneapolis, a ranch in Montana, a seed delivery boy in Wisconsin, a lab technician in Chicago, and finally as a statistician from about 1960 until the mid-1970s. 1980s, spending nearly 20 years in the education assessment service.
He had many passions outside of work and in retirement: attending meetings, playing the piano, researching family genealogy, taking classes at Princeton Adult School, painting watercolors, caring for his compost pile, tackle home repair projects as if they were military engineering (cost overruns included), and read and debate on all kinds of topics. Everywhere he went, he told people about their origins or what he was studying at the time.
From the mid-1970s he spent dozens of summers in Fort Shaw, hiking the Bob Marshall Wilderness and ballroom dancing. After traveling the world, the place he loved the most was the Big Sky Country, and his family and friends cherish the memory of visiting him.
He has spent most of the last two years of his life devotedly caring for his wife for 61 years after a fall left her bedridden. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark C. Case, and is survived by his wife, his sister Virginia (Holly) Volkenant, his sons and daughters-in-law Nathaniel and Ingrid Case and Timothy and Kim Case, the little ones -son Daniel (Roo) Case and Finnegan Case, as well as many nieces and nephews.
An open day will be organized in his memory when vaccination permits. He was cremated and his remains will end up in Montana at a location to be determined by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Montana Wilderness Association.