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Passing of Past Chief Horace Marsh Jr.
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By Fire Chief Adam Grossman
February 28, 2018

It is with great sadness the Sadsburyville Fire Company announces the passing of one of its past Chiefs, Horace G. Marsh Jr. Chief Marsh served the company for many years in different capacatices up to and including Fire Chief in the early 70’s.

Horace G. "Butch" Marsh, Jr., 76, of Honey Brook, died on Sunday, February, 25, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ellen Smoker Marsh, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Horace G. Marsh, Sr. and Elizabeth Miller Marsh. Horace was a Chester County resident all his life. He was employed by Fuji Rebio Pharmaceutical Co. of Malvern retiring in 2014. Horace was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church. He was also a life member of the Brandywine and West End fire companies of Coatesville Pa. and the Atglen Fire Company, Past Chief of the Sadsburyville Fire Company. He was one of the original members of the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association which was formed in 1971. He was also a fire school instructor for Chester County during the 1970's. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children; Steven Marsh and wife Kim of Lititz, David Marsh and Theresa Verdegem of Kinzers and Jennifer Neff of Willow Street, three grandchildren and one sister Patricia Dunleavy and husband Michael of West Chester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365 with a viewing from 10 until 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Parkesburg Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Horace's memory to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.

Thank you Chief Marsh for your unselfish dedication to the Sadsburyville Fire Company and the sacrifices you and your family made for you to serve the greater good of Sadsbury Township’s residents and guests.

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