William E. Marsh, Jr.
Born: November 1, 1927
Died: December 11, 2020
William E. Marsh, Jr. (93), born November 1, 1927 in Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, December 11. William was preceded in death by his father William and mother Mamie, his brother Edward, and sisters Mamie & Wilda, his loving wife Mary and his sons Henry and Timothy. He is survived by his daughter Debbie, sons Robert and Patrick, nine grandchildren, Nicole, Kristie, Josh, Sarah, Dylan, Ashleigh, Kourtni, Cooper & Saige; nine great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, countless nieces & nephews and many people he called friends.
At seventeen William joined the US Marine Corps and served the last year of World War II in the Pacific. He spent a 45+ year career with CommonWealth Edison, with his job being interrupted for three years when he reenlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps for the Korean War. William was wounded during his time in the Marines and received two "Purple Heart's". William also worked at the West Chicago High School as a Maintenance Supervisor for ten years.
From a young boy William always had a terrific work ethic, rarely taking a sick day. Above all he was a devoted family man, a man of faith, and, loved by his family and friends.
Following his wishes, William will be cremated and if approved will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.