Obituary of Marshall Joseph Duguay, PhD.
Passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022, after a lengthy decline in health, at home with his family by his side. He was very brave, never once complained and showed us all how to die with courage and dignity. He leaves behind his beloved wife Linda Kremer-Duguay. Loving father of his twin sons Christopher and David (Kimberly), Duke, Lynne, Brian (Emily), and Grandpa of 6 grandchildren. He will be missed by the mother of his children and friend Bettyann Duguay. Predeceased by his brothers Douglas and John.
Marshall was a Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York College in Buffalo. Early in his career he worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where his expertise in speech rehabilitation with patients who had lost their larynx led him to become the world’s leading expert in esophageal speech. He lectured worldwide in the USA, Canada and Europe. At that time, he taught more people to speak again than anyone in the world. Special thanks to Dr. Rohani and the dedicated and compassionate nurses and therapists on Unit C at the Greater Niagara General Hospital and his palliative care nurses Liliya and Geneva.
Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. In accordance with Marshall's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. In his memory, donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute would be appreciated. Online condolences may be shared on Marshall’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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