1931 – 2015
Woodstock – On October 4, 1931, Marshall Brown Kronholm was born to Mary Madeline and Conrad John Kronholm on the second floor of a two family home in New Britain, CT. Also present was his only sibling, Conrad, two years and three months old at that time. They were to become close and best friends for life. Due to the depression, his father lost his job, and the family was forced to move often, about a dozen times over the years. They lived with their aunt Anna Daley on her abandoned farm and their grandmother Charlotte in New Britain. Their mother suggested that their father go to hairdresser school in West Hartford. He did and he eventually opened two salons in West Hartford. They bought a home and the boys were able to get good educations. Marshall went to Kingswood and received a B.A. from Trinity College and then a few years later returned to earn an MA in mathematics from Wesleyan University.
In the Air Force, Marshall flew a single engine jet and a refueling KC97 in SAC. A few years later he flew both fixed wing and helicopters in the CT National Guard. Marshall worked for United Air Craft but went on to start his own manufacturing company.
At 69 he met, fell in love with and married the very best person he ever knew, Dr. Christine Madaski. She brought an awareness of an appreciation for many things missing in his life. He never loved anyone so completely.
As requested by Marshall’s family, services will be private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.