Sherwood Earl Marsh

Sherwood Earl Marsh, 79, of 1023 Weeks Road, Panama, died Tuesday March 19, 2013, in his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Jamestown, a son of Ellen Davis and Elmer J. Marsh.

He attended Frewsburg High School and then lived and worked in both California and Western New York. During his career he was a self-employed logger and farmer, and was a truck driver for Hoyt Trucking.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and his dogs: Manchester and Buffy, and his cat, Bubba.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Alice Brightman Marsh, whom he married Oct. 22, 1960; three children: Rex E. (Jody) Marsh of Panama, Michael W. (Sandy) Marsh of Panama, and Starlene A. (Thomas Pillsbury) Reed of Boiling Springs, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Tyler, Brianna, Zachary and Andrea Marsh all of Panama, Jacob Marsh, of Buffalo, N.Y., Kayla (Matt) Sheaffer of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Franchesca Reed of Bear Lake, Pa.; a sister, Bonnie (Ted) Waldo of Selah, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; and one special niece, Laura Seekins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Davis Marsh Jackson, in 1967; his father, Elmer Marsh, in 1968; his stepfather, Robert Jackson, in 1967; and his brother, Rex G. Marsh, in 1954.

No funeral service will be observed.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Sherwood at www.lindfuneralhome.com.