Bernard M. Marley, Ph.D., 66, Huntingburg

DrBernard M. Marley, Ph.D., 66, of Huntingburg, died Friday (October 18). He was born September 2, 1947, in Pana, Illinois, to Bernard L. and Dorothy F. Marley.

Dr. Marley was a professor of education and vice president for Prison Education at Oakland City University. He also served as University Reading Specialist, Dean of the School of Education and Provost of the University. He held many professional memberships and was a noted HLC Accreditation team chair. He held membership in Phi Delta Kappa, in which he won the Research Award on numerous occasions.  He was awarded many grants for Oakland City University. His greatest loves in this life were the members of his family.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, Shawn, and Tony and wife Amy; two granddaughters, Macie and Emma; three sisters Anne Marty, Becky Miller, and Monica McDonald; five brothers, Tom, Dennis, David, Paul, and Gerry Marley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, daughter Amanda.

A Mass of Christian burial  at 11 a.m. (EST) Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Memorial masses are appreciated by the family or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared with the family online at:

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