August 14, 1930 (Staten Island, NY) – January 6, 2011 (Norwalk, CT); 80 years old
Married to Evelyn Lemieux (1932-2016) on September 3, 1955 in Willimantic, CT.
Married to Paula (1936-) on January 31, 1964, in New York.
Married to Barbara A. Flynn on December 28, 1986, in Norwalk, CT.
One daughter, Kristine (1971-). Three sons, Karl (1959-1983), Erich (1964-), and Kurt
Last local address: 25 Russell St, Norwalk
Enlistment date is unknown.
Service number: 7196482
Unit: 1st Marine Division
Born to Philip (1908-1996) and Ellen Nelson Marzolf (1910-). One sister, Carol V. Marzolf Burak (1933-), and one brother, Richard (1937-2017).
Received Bronze Star with V device for Valor (citation is below), and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster (2-time recipient).
The following photos were provided by Peter H. Weis Courtesy of the Northfield Mount Hermon Archives.
Class of ’48 yearbook photo and caption
Yearbook “Gateway” Board
1946 Soccer Team
Citation to accompany the award of the Bronze Star Medal
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
HQ, 1ST MARINE DIVISION (REINF) FMF
C/O FLEET POST OFFICE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
In the name of the United States, the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (Reinf) FMF, takes pleasure in awarding the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to
HOSPITALMAN PHILIP R. MARZOLF
UNITED STATES NAVY
For service as set forth in the following:
“For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine infantry company in Korea on 2 March 1952. Serving as a company corpsman, Hospitalman Marzolf displayed outstanding courage, initiative, and devotion to duty in the face of grave danger. When the company was subjected to an intense enemy mortar and artillery barrage, he continually exposed himself, with complete disregard for personal safety, in order to treat casualties. Wounded by an enemy shell while trying to carry a casualty to safety, he continued, though dazed and shaken, until reaching cover where he ignored his own painful injuries in order to treat the wounded man. Not until all casualties had been treated and evacuated would he accept medical attention himself. Hospitalman Marzolf’s personal bravery and fortitude throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”
Hospitalman Marzolf is authorized to wear the Combat “V”.
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps
Obituary from an unknown newspaper
Philip Roger Marzolf, 80, of East Norwalk, died Thursday, January 6th, at home. He was the husband of Barbara Raymond Marzolf. Mr. Marzolf was born on August 14, 1930, in Staten Island, New York, son of the late Philip and Ellen Marzolf, and had been a resident of East Norwalk twenty-seven years, after moving there from Fairfield, Connecticut.
He graduated from Mount Hermon Preparatory School in Massachusetts. Mr. Marzolf served in the United States Navy for four years which included one year in combat in Korea, where he was assigned to the 1st Marine Division as a corpsman. Hospitalman Marzolf served with distinction having been wounded and decorated with a Bronze Star with V device for Valor and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
After his discharge, Phil attended the University of Connecticut where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He worked for the Mobil Oil Corporation, the Columbia Broadcasting System, and the American Express Company, in management, both in America and overseas.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter; Kristine Marzolf, of Virginia, two sons; Erich Marzolf, of Texas, and Kurt Marzolf, of Ohio, siblings; Carol Burak, of Staten Island, and Richard Marzolf, of Brooklyn, NY., grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Karlie and Haley; also eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Marzolf is predeceased by another son, Karl.
Buried in East Norwalk Historical Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Norwalk, Connecticut. Photo from findagrave.com.