Marshall Knight Aykroyd, 89, passed away on October 17, 2020 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Mushy, or Grandpa Mushy, as he was affectionately called, was born in Bethlehem, PA on November 1, 1930 to Marshall John Aykroyd and Jessie Edith Knight. He worked as a salesman of automobiles and life insurance for all of his adult life, retiring in 1987. He thoroughly enjoyed watching hockey, bird watching at his favorite parks, and what he called “footsin’ (impromptu traveling) around” with his wife Claudia, who passed away in 2009. Marshall is survived by his daughter Lynne E. Basileo, sons Randall and wife Cyndy, Stephen and wife Jennifer, and Timothy. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
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