Kenneth L. Marsh

STOCKTON – Kenneth L. Marsh, 87, of Stockton-Hartfield Road, Stockton, died peacefully in his sleep, Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Heritage Park, Jamestown.

He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Cold Springs, the son of the late Carl and Wilma Osgood Marsh. A Chautauqua County resident most of his life, he was a 1943 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School.

Ken was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronic technicians mate first class.

He was a self-employed farmer for many years and was also employed in maintenance for several companies including: Stockton Pallet Factory, Koch’s Brewery, Kraft Foods and as a custodian and bus driver at Cassadaga Valley Central School. He also worked in logging, sold firewood and was a bartender at several clubs.

He was a life member of Stockton Volunteer Fire Department and Fredonia Beaver Club. He also was a member of the Cassadaga Memorial American Legion 1280, Eagles Club and Loyal Order of Moose, holding various offices.

Husband of 40 years to the late Margaret Mason Marsh, whom he married June 28, 1946, and died April 23, 1986; father of Linda Marsh Pope of Portland, Ore, James R. (Celeste) Marsh of Jamestown, David (Brenda) Marsh and Priscilla M. (William) Shaw, all of Fredonia, Patricia (Hank Caldwell) Marsh of Los Lunas, N.M., Susan M. (Marvin) DeGolier of Stockton, Kenneth R. (Kathy) Marsh of Smyrna, Tenn., and Tina A. Marsh of Scottsville; grandfather of 20; great- grandfather of 17; brother of Dolores (late Burton) Muzzy of Jamestown, Larry (late Marlene) Marsh of Stockton, Roger (Ethel) Marsh of Cassadaga, and the late Bessie Sischo Kelley, Clair “Blackie,” John (Lucile of Sinclairville), Howard, Gordon (Alice of Stockton), Carl (Geraldine of Brocton) and Paul Marsh. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Charlotte Center Cemetery.

Memorials to Heritage Park Activities Fund, Jamestown, NY 14701- 6710.