After he retired in his 70s as a high school teacher in Montgomery County, Frederick L. Marshall found a summer career working in the Alaska wilderness.
"His first trip to Alaska was with a conservation group out of West Chester," his wife, Patricia Gillespie, said in a telephone interview.
"And he just fell in love with everything that was Alaska."
Besides hiking in the Brooks Range, she said, he worked for years at tourist outposts known as Alaska Wilderness Lodges, "as bartender, bookkeeper, riding herd on the college staffs."
Mr. Marshall, 95, of Downingtown, who retired in 1993 after 14 years at The Hill School, the private prep school in Pottstown, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. "He liked Alaska so much," his wife said, "that he went one year, to watch the start of the Iditarod," the dogsled race of more than 1,000 miles, which in March 2012 ran from Anchorage to Nome.