James Michael Marshall, 59, of Painted Post, NY died on December 14, 2022, surrounded by his beloved family.\n\nJim was born on November 20, 1963 and grew up in Johnstown, PA where he attended Westmont Hilltop High School. An avid student, Jim moved on to become a proud honors graduate of Alfred University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Ceramic Engineering. He was also proud to be a member of the Kappa Psi Upsilon fraternity where he made lifelong friends.\n\nJim built a successful career as a ceramic engineer, holding four patents for discoveries and innovations in his field.\n\nOutside of his highly technical work, Jim was renowned for his vast intellectual curiosity, embracing everything from geologic studies to a lifelong passion for coin collecting. He enjoyed the solitude of long hikes in the woods or old battlefields, and was equally happy in the camaraderie of friends, exploring the wines of the Finger Lakes or having animated discussions of wide-ranging ideas all night.\n\nJim’s children, however, were his greatest pride and joy. He loved to praise their endeavors and brag about any and all of their accomplishments, whether academic, athletic or personal. He was even known to craft clever speeches and lectures, numbered for convenience, including #42: Question Everything; #151: Don’t Be a Jerk; and #473: Bathroom BEFORE Church.\n\nWhen Jim met his wife Cindy, his soul seemed filled with happiness and awe as he joined her in creating a beautiful partnership. They treasured their years together, laughing, trying new things like marathons, and reveling in the joy of companionship.\n\nJim was the son of Patricia (Friedman) Marshall and the late James Mark Marshall. He is survived by his beloved wife Cindy Brey; children Brendan Marshall, Allyson Marshall and Brewster Marshall; stepchildren Brendon (Rosemery) Cook and Beatrice (Amber) Cook; brother Christopher (Jeanne) Marshall; aunt Doris and uncle John Gritzer and cousin Darren Gritzer. Jim is preceded in death by his cousin Kevin Gritzer.\n\nFamily and friends are invited to gather in the vestibule of the church at 10 am on January 05, 2023 at the St. Therese Church, 536 Decker Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am. Rev. Bernerd Karmanocky will be officiating. Burial will be held in the Grand View Cemetery. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, please make donations to the building fund at St. Therese Church, Johnstown, PA\n\nAlso in Jim’s memory, please schedule your colonoscopy.\n\nJames' family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.