William L. Marsh, Jr., MD

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

William L. Marsh Jr., MD, age 74, died on August 27, 2021. Bill was born on January 10, 1947 in Lafayette, Indiana to the late William and Lorraine Marsh. He graduated from Bucknell University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, served eight years in the United States Navy as a pathologist, and spent the rest of his career at the Ohio State University. He retired in 2016 as professor emeritus of pathology.

Bill will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 49 years Debra Hamilton Marsh; daughters Hilary (Ioan) Feier and Elizabeth (John) Gibbs; grandchildren Lillian and William Gibbs; sisters Diane (William) Moody and Donna (Eric) Dezenhall; brother Tom (Cathy) Marsh; and nieces and nephews. He and his wife found great joy in exploring the natural world and visited all 50 states together.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association, P.O. Box 415, Johnstown, OH 43031, or the National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, TX 78572.