Edward Francis Marsh, the son of the late Harry W. & Lillian Marsh, passed away peacefully at the age of 82, after a short illness, on Mar. 10, 2023. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Theresa Marsh & his beloved brother, Harry Joseph Marsh. Edward is survived by his children, Harry Lee Marsh (Kristi), Landa Kay Marsh, Nicole Marie Upton (Mike), Julie Renee Henkel (Greg), Kristie Lynn Shoemaker & Patrick Paul Axt. Edward's children gifted with 10 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. Edward is also survived by his siblings, Mary Cartmell (the late Bob), Patty Taylor (Denny) Debi Graham & Jeff Dunaway.
Edward was a military veteran & spent 6 years serving our country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, Edward tried his hand at installing harwood flooring for several years before starting a career at the Monsanto Company in Addyston, OH. Over the course of 30 years, Edward held various positions at Monsanto which later became Bayer & then Lanxess. After retirement, Edward spent time with his wife, children & grandchildren. He kept himself busy by taking care of his home & visiting family & friends. Edward was very generous & almost to a fault would give away his possessions to others he felt were in more need of those items than he was. He had a very interesting view of life & has some very unique sayings. As a kid...if you wanted something other kids had you may get an answer like..."if Carl was wearing a pumpkin on his head would you want to wear a pumpkin on your head" or..."Dad, can we get a weed eater?"..."Don't look for the easy way out." His views created children who are not afraid to work & have all done just fine for themselves after leaving home. Edward loved dogs & cats. His pets were always spoiled & were all in need of a diet & exercise program. "Just kidding." Edward loved & followed Cincinnati sports teams & was lucky enough to see the Bengals get another shot at a super bowl win.
Edward will be missed by his family & friends. Edward did not want a traditional funeral or celebration of life ceremony. His words were "People have things they should be doing like going to work." We will honor his wishes to be cremated and placed with his wife Theresa's ashes at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, OH. Memorials may be directed to any animal welfare charity or the Wounded Warriors Project.