Marshall Stuart Cantor, 85, of Houston, TX, passed away on (February 22, 2019).
Marshall was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Beatrice and Harry Cantor on March 3, 1933. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington University. His career included both commercial and residential design in Georgia, Iowa, and Texas, where he retired as an architect from the US Postal Service after 19 years of service. He designed many homes for family members in his younger years and helped with remodel design as recently as Hurricane Harvey. His interests included a love of art, jazz music, and tennis.
Marshall was a sweet-natured, quiet and genteel man. He was very modest in his artistic talents as we have just recently discovered beautiful artwork and sketches from his earlier days.
Marshall is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Joan Provada Cantor; his daughter Jennifer Cantor Ledden and husband, Ron Jensen of Martinez, GA; son James Cantor of Denver, CO; stepdaughter Fonda Arzt and husband Wayne, and stepson Craig Astrich.
He was a proud Zayda of 5 grandchildren: Blake and Sydney Ledden, Ian Arzt, and Raya and Zane Astrich. He adored watching them play lacrosse, tennis, baseball, gymnastics and ballet.
He is also survived by his sister, Loretta Roman, niece Robyn and husband Sion Saghian and nephew David Roman.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bea and Harry Cantor, Son-in-law David Ledden, Brother-in-law Arnold Roman and niece Kathy Podlogar.
The family wishes to thank his longtime caregiver, Ruby Wade and the wonderful staff at Houston Hospice.
Memorial donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030