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Notes for Robert W. MARSH

Robert W. Marsh, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, died after a short illness on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Marsh was born in Minneapolis, MN, son of the late Ralph A. and Ida Marsh. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the OSS and earned the rank of technical sergeant. After the war, he attended Penn State University and graduated in 1948 with a degree in journalism. After graduation, he was a copy writer and announcer for Wilmington radio station WDEL 1150 AM. He was later employed for 23 years by Atlas Chemical Inc., which was to become ICI Americas. Much of his career was spent as a marketing communications manager. Mr. Marsh was an avid writer, who had 3 novels published and contributed many articles to industry trade journals.
In his retirement, he, his wife, and their companion dogs traveled extensively and in 1992, crossed the country in their Airstream trailer. He and his wife were members of the Diamond State German Shepherd Dog Club, and enjoyed training and showing their dogs. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, and served his community be delivering Meals on Wheels and being involved in the pet therapy program at the Ronald McDonald House.
He is survived by his wife, Anne D. Marsh; daughters, Joan Grace Sparks, and her husband, Lee Sparks, IV, of Wilmington, DE, Barbara Marsh, and her husband, Thomas Mammarella, of Newark, DE, and Carol Daviss Marsh, and her husband, Tim Fretz, of Washington, DC; son, William Arthur Marsh, and his wife, Barbara, of Middletown, DE; and 7 grandchildren.

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