OBITUARY

Harry S. Marsh

April 13, 1939March 22, 2014

Harry S. Marsh 1939 - 2014 Harry S. Marsh RM1(SS) USN (Ret.) born the second of five children to Harry and Lillian Marsh of Kentucky, was born April 13, 1939 and died March 22, 2014 in Pensacola. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara Marsh; three children, Stephen, Vicky and Deborah; two grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Jaimie Fulp, USAF and James Frank; two brothers, Walter of Pensacola and Jerry of Kentucky; and by the three children of his beloved, departed sister, Vivian Sue Koenig; Suzanne Wiggly, Karen Masterson, and John Koenig of Indiana. Harry was a pillar of his church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where he praised God frequently in his wonderful baritone voice, and regaled his fellow parishioners with his stories. His church family will never see his like again. He was a Cold War Warrior in the United States Navy as a Radioman. He served in ships, nuclear-powered submarines, and shore stations around the world from 1958 through 1981, beginning and ending in Naval Air Stations in Pensacola, and including Okinawa, Iceland, and Guam. He was particularly proud to be a qualified submariner participating in 6 patrols in the nuclear fleet ballistic submarine the USS Grant (SSBN 631) and in several deployments in the Navy's most highly decorated submarine - a nuclear fast attack submarine - the USS Parche (SSN 683). After his retirement from active duty in 1981, he worked as a civil servant at NAS Pensacola until his final retirement in 2004. The visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm at Oak Lawn Funeral Home 619 New Warrington Rd Pensacola, FL 32506. A reception will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11am. The funeral service, officiated by Father Bob Graves at the church, will follow the reception at noon, then procession to Barrancas National Cemetery at 1:30pm for a 2pm interment with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 850 N. Blue Angel Pkwy, PO Box 3068, Pensacola, FL 32506. Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Reception Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Interment with Military Honors Friday, March 28, 2014
REMEMBERING

Harry S. Marsh

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Kelly Lennon-Boone

October 6, 2014

Harry, I just now learned of your passing. We had so many good times at work years ago at the base. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Raymond Fritz

April 22, 2014

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Barbara, Stephen, Vicky, Deborah, and all of Harry's family and friends as you mourn his passing. May God whisper peace into your hearts, comfort, and heal them. We are grateful for Harry's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during the Cold War on the SS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631 and the USS Parche SSN-683. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” we say … "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."

So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll
Of our departed shipmates still on patrol.
Let them know that we who survive
Will always keep their memories alive.

Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be!
Protect each one, we ask of Thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray
For their return by night and day.

Harry S Marsh, RM1(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

March 28, 2014

Holy Trinity will not be the same now that Harry has been called home. He was a good friend who will be missed. Our prayers are with Barbara and her family. God Bless.

Clint and Ella Ford
Lillian, AL

Kevin White

March 27, 2014

Sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Mr. Marsh was a patriot, and a gentleman. God bless.

Rose Mary Brown

March 25, 2014

Vicky so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the love of family and friends help you through this time of grief.

March 24, 2014

My condolence to the Marsh Family. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time.
-Catherine

FROM THE FAMILY