David Andrew Marshall, a native of the Venice and Santa Monica area who lived in Marina del Rey for many years, has died. He was 66.
Marshall suffered a stroke in 2008 and was working on rehabilitating until he passed away in his home by the beach on Nov. 26, his family said.
Marshall was a Boy Scout, an adventurer and a surfer.
After graduating from Santa Monica High School in 1964, Marshall served in the U.S. Marine Corps “O” Company 2nd Battalion 2nd Infantry from 1966-68.
He then attended Santa Monica College, where he later taught architectural design and rendering classes. Marshall was a prolific and award winning architectural designer both in residential and commercial.
He was a champion for the underdog and the environment, his family said. Marshall was an active member of MSA, Surfrider Foundation-Malibu Chapter Executive Committee, Heal the Bay and helped found Free Pacific and the Santa Monica/Venice Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.
He later displayed his talent for set design as seen in the Western film “Cheyenne.”
Family members say he will be remembered as an amazing storyteller, a true “soul surfer,” a loyal comrade and a great man.
A paddle out surf ceremony will be held in celebration of Marshall’s life at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 on Santa Monica Beach at Bay Street. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 Fourth St., Santa Monica.