Monday, May 17, 2010

James Robert "Bob" Marsh

Belmont, NY - James Robert "Bob" Marsh of County Road 48 passed away on Saturday May 15 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on June 21 in Olean to James D. and Inez Cornelius Marsh. On April 23, 1955 in Belmont he married Laura Hanchett who survives.

Bob graduated from Andover Central School and from the Baptist Bible College in Johnson City. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956. Bob went to work for Decker Construction in Elmira and was involved with the building of many churches. He was a long time resident of Belmont and was co owner of both DicMar Construction and DicMar Hardware in Belmont. He later became an instructor of heavy equipment at the Belmont BOCES where he taught for 12 years. Bob then began volunteer mission work putting his construction knowledge to work in the country of Gambia, Odessa Ukraine, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 12 years at the Baptist Bible College in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Belmont where he served as a Deacon for 30 years and as a Sunday School Teacher. Bob hobbies included woodworking, reading, puzzles and researching his family history on the internet.

Surviving besides his wife of 55 years: 2 sons, Gary (Sherry) Marsh of Belmont and Robert (Laurie) Marsh of Wilmington, DE and a daughter Gail (Michael) Higgins of Annapolis, MD; 8 grandchildren and a great grandson; 2 brothers, David Marsh of Georgia and Cort (Erma) Marsh of Ohio and a sister Joann (Don) Brown of Belmont as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by 2 sisters Barbara Wagner and Ila Fern Lees and a granddaughter.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday May 22 at 2 pm in the First Baptist Church in Belmont with Rev. Roger Downer presiding. Burial will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorials in Bob's name may be made to the First Baptist Church in Belmont. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy and Michael StrackeMay 21, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    To Gail, Michael and family:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and father-in-law. Take comfort in knowing that he has eternal life and he is now in heaven with God, where pain does not exist.
    Sincerely, Nancy and Michael Stracke