Marshall Cannell R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden passing of our Honorary President, Marshall Cannell on Monday, March 10, 2014March.  Marshall was President of NAMA from 1988 to 1990 and a key contributor to every event and action undertaken by the NAMA Board in recent years. His prodigious memory for the Associations’ by-laws and his intimate knowledge of Robert’s Rules ensured that every meeting stayed on track, with each point of order delivered in the laconic style that marked his dry and deadly sense of humor. Marshall became our Honorary President just last year following the passing of Bob Kelly.  His fellowship will be sadly missed.

A memorial service will be held on May 31st at 11 am at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church at 79 Denton Road in Wellesley, MA. Our condolence to his wife, Tina, and sister Mary Andrews.

Words from Larry Fargher:
I first met Marshall at San Diego in 1982 (My 1st NAMA convention).

The Nominating Committee wanted me to be the 2nd VP and Marshall , the 3rd. He knew much more about NAMA than I did, so I suggested he be 2nd  and I be 3rd. That’s the way it went down. From then on , we were great  buddies. When he moved up to 1st VP, he wanted to hold the Convention 
in 1988 near Boston where he had help. The Executive Committee said we were overdue in going to Canada, so Marshall held it in Toronto, and they did a good job. Marshall and I always asked each other about issues and  making sure we’d be together at the next meeting. I will terribly miss not  seeing him again until Heaven.
Larry / Duke
Lawrence L. Fargher