Dr. Marsee was born September 30, 1917 in Gardiner, Oregon and passed away August 24, 2002 in a Torrance hospital. He leaves behind a legacy of both professional and community service including: Member St. Andrews Presbyterian Church since 1958; Torrance Rotary Club - President in 1971-72; Redondo Beach Round Table - member 1965-'82 and President 1973-'74; Boy Scouts of America - Council Representative 1964-'78; Inglewood Y.M.C.A. - Board of Directors 1958-'62; American Association of Community/Junior Colleges - President 1968; El Camino College - Superintendent/President 1958-'82; Stuart dedicated his life to higher education resulting in numerous awards and commendations and was listed in: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Education, Leaders in Education, The National Register of Prominent Americans and International Notables, and Men of Achievement. In addition to earning a Ed. D. from the University of Southern California in 1947, he was awarded a LL.D (Honorary) from Pepperdine University in 1977. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Audrey; three sons, Fred, Jeff, and Wayne; daughter-in-law, Sharon; five grandchildren, Kevin, Darren, Megan, Sasha and Andrew. Outside of his family, Stuart's greatest love was El Camino College. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the El Camino College Foundation. Following a private family scattering at sea will be a public memorial service Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 1:00 pm at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Dear Audrey and Family, My memories of Stuart include his wonderful sense of humor. One day I was getting gas at the ARCO Station on Prospect and PCH. Stuart was at the pump parallel to me. He started telling me how he loved to chew bubble gum when he felt stress. I loved seeing this very human side of him. I also enjoyed hearing how, in your early days of marriage, you chased each other in and out windows of your little cottage in Oregon. Howard loved his time at El Camino College, and much of it was due to the fine, supportive administering of Stuart Marsee. My love and deep sympathy to all of you. Lindie Banks

  2. My deepest sympathy for the Marsee family. I began working for El Camino College in 1969 and have known Dr. Marsee since that time. He was a great leader and made a name for El Camino College nationwide. He will be missed.

  3. I shall always remember Dr. Marsee when I first came tp ECC in 1971. He would come by the Business Office and Stop to say hello to all of us. Of course I had red hair and so did he so it made him more like family. I will miss seeing him at our fall luncheon. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Audrey and the family. Warmest regards Ione Gladieux

  4. I offer my deepest sympathies to Audrey and her family. You are truly blessed to have this wonderful family and the memories. My prayers are with you, Wanda (Sims) Betts-Willis

  5. Dr. Marsee was a delightful patron of the Torrance Library and will be missed by me and my fellow workers. He and his wife were always favorites with the staff.

  6. My family\’s sympathies go out to you, even though your loved one\’s death is now two years past. I contacted Audrey a few years ago with genealogy questions regarding Stuart and the Marsee family, and she so graciously supplied me with information. My mother, Elizabeth Sanders Dres, originally of Lancaster, Kentucky, was Stuart\’s first cousin. She, too, died in August, 2002. If any of the family would enjoy corresponding and sharing some memories relavent to a Marsee family genealogy that I am writing, I would welcome the opportunity. God Bless. Barb Crosson Hamilton, Ohio

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