John Marshall 

By Paula Green 

 John Marshall of Richland Township has been running a catering business for the past 22 years, called “John Marshall Catering.” It is a full-service company based out of Gibsonia that serves southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland counties. John has been involved in the food service business for 47 years and has won numerous accolades. He loves to serve quality food and satisfy his loyal customers. John also likes to be involved in the community, and he relishes helping others. 

John has been a township supervisor for Richland Township for 12 years and is starting into his fourth term. John is also on the Northern Regional Police Board. He has been involved with the Guatemala Mission Group at Saint Richard Church in Gibsonia.  

John spends much of his time working with a local Rotary club. “I have a passion for Rotary and have been a Cranberry Township Noon Rotary Club member for 14 years. I currently hold the position of District Governor Nominee and will be District Governor in 2023-2024 in Rotary District 7280,” John said. 

  “We, as Rotarians, do many projects in our community as well, the dog park, the Rotary Amphitheater, the Rotary Gardens, scholarships to graduating seniors, and many other activities to help our community,” John added. 

One project that John recently participated in was a relief mission in Kentucky. An EF-4 storm hit in December and wiped out approximately 200 miles of this region. “Aaron Sines from the Mercer Rotary and I organized a trip to the tornado-stricken area, which impacted approximately 17 Rotaries in Kentucky. We went down there to help them out and give them much-needed assistance. Our southern trip was from March 25-27. We took non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, clothing and cleaning supplies,” John noted. 

In addition, to tornado-ravaged parts of the US, John is involved with assisting those in eastern Europe, and Ukraine, where the fighting continues. “I am a ShelterBox Ambassador and raise money for this disaster relief organization. We are currently raising money to purchase mattresses, blankets, personal hygiene kits and solar lights called Luminades for the Ukraine refugees. These folks need all the help they can get,” John said. 

In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his four children, Jonathan, Shannon, Shavonne, and Angela, and his ten grandchildren, eight boys and two girls.