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Eric Brubaker Marsh

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 9, 2021 @ 8:15 am In Obituaries | 23 Comments

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Eric Brubaker Marsh passed away peacefully in hospice care on March 3, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth B. Marsh, and Franklin R. Marsh, both longtime residents of Lancaster.

Eric was born on August 15, 1945 in York, Pennsylvania.  He spent most of his life at home in Manor Township, West Lancaster in the area historically known as Kreadyville.  There he worked at restoration of his family homestead, and was known as the self-anointed Mayor of Kreadyville.  He graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1963, attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and obtained two bachelor’s degrees from Millersville University.  College years were interrupted as he volunteered for military service with the United States Marine Corps, serving his tour as a G2 Specialist for the 2nd Marine Air Wing in the Republic of Vietnam.

Eric used his education degree as he taught Social Studies, Industrial Arts, and Technical Arts most notably at New Oxford High School, in New Oxford, PA.  These specialty course students benefitted from his talents as an Artisan Crafter and Photographer.  He also utilized these same talents in many other projects.  Eric’s talents were many, but small compared to his huge heart, and constant caring for friends and others, whenever in need.

Eric is survived by his daughter Catherine Marsh Edwards, her husband Franklin, and grandchildren Bryce and Mia.  He is also survived by brother Jo Franklin Marsh (Jennifer), and his former spouse Carol F. Hawk.

Family would like to thank the many friends and loved ones who supported Eric. Memorial service arrangements will be made at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eric’s memory can be made to Hospice and Community Care.

Condolences for the family of “Eric Brubaker Marsh”

Condolence from Daniel Ament on March 9th, 2021 7:29 pm

My deepest condolences. Your Dad was a dear friend for many years. He will be missed.
Love to you and your family.
Dan Ament

Condolence from Pam Glass Harris on March 9th, 2021 10:05 pm

Friends since kindergarten, we stayed in touch by email, he even made a visit to Minneapolis a number of years ago. I know he was very proud of his daughter and grand children. Often sent me photos of them. What a creative guy…he will be missed!

Condolence from Jesse kuhn on March 10th, 2021 7:32 am

Mr. Marsh….. I will always remember you being a very dramatic instructor….. you made graphic arts so much fun!!!!
Jesse Kuhn

Condolence from Kevin Scott on March 10th, 2021 7:49 am

Mr. Marsh was the best. He gave me confidence in myself when I really needed it and was a really great teacher.

Condolence from Gretchen Finney Rehlin on March 10th, 2021 8:01 am

I was in Eric’s high school class of ’63. I remember him as being independent, easy-going, and a good student.

I pray he is at rest with his Savior Jesus Christ.

Condolence from Barbara Sandhaus on March 10th, 2021 10:04 am

My buddy Eric – will miss your smile, your caring for others and your friendship. Knew you since 6-7 grade and have fun memories of all the times between then and now. Rest In Peace, my friend

Condolence from Sara Cozzens on March 10th, 2021 10:56 am

Eric was a family friend and really cool guy. I’m so sad to learn of his passing. I will remember that he threw ingredients for salsa at me at a party at his home when I was young—I learned how to make salsa very quickly! He kept in touch with me and I loved his email salutation: namaste’ to you too Eric. xo

Condolence from Gardy Lawtence on March 10th, 2021 10:59 am

A valued friend and colleague from our days together at New Oxford High School. That subtle smile in the picture is exactly the way I remember Eric coming across in discussion and conversation. God bless you all at this time of loss and prayers your way from the Lawrence family.

Condolence from Ann Watson on March 10th, 2021 11:48 am

As a colleague of Eric’s at New Oxford High School, I remember is dry sense of humor and offbeat conversations. He wanted only the best of his students. Rest In Peace, sweet soul.

Condolence from Robert Dockey on March 10th, 2021 12:31 pm

Mr. Marsh,
You made Graphic Arts a very enjoyable class for me. You were a great teacher. My sympathy to your family and friends.

Condolence from Troy Wildasin on March 10th, 2021 2:19 pm

Mr. Marsh,

As a former student of yours, I always enjoyed your presence and beautiful demeanor. A true gentleman. My condolences to your friends and family.

Condolence from Monica Weigle on March 10th, 2021 7:45 pm

My condolences to his family and friends. As a Graphic Arts teacher, Mr. Marsh taught me the joys of mechanical drawing and printing . Although I no longer remember the California job case, some things he taught, I’ll always remember. He encouraged me to be myself, to listen to my inner voice. His confidence in me helped me to be a stronger, better person. Thank you, Mr. Marsh, and may you rest in peace.

Condolence from Chad Mcmaster on March 10th, 2021 9:10 pm

I remember I fell asleep and he kicked my desk to wake me up. Make sense now that I know he’s a Marine. Semper Fi
Mr. Marsh.

Condolence from Don McCann on March 11th, 2021 9:06 am

Such an unexpected passing. His friends, learning of his leukemia diagnosis were expecting Eric to pull through this latest challenge. So it is with great sadness to learn his recovery was cut short. We’ll miss him.
—high school classmate.

Condolence from Valerie Coulson and family on March 11th, 2021 10:01 am

Eric…for the countless moments of inspiration, compassion, love and… laughter , you have enriched our lives beyond measure. As I read the expressions of love from your family, your students, friends and colleagues, it is evermore apparent of the gravity of your objective; you’ve exceeded in this and remain always in our hearts.
With our deepest sympathies to you dear Catherine, Jo and family.

Condolence from val on March 11th, 2021 1:14 pm

I had to correct my misspell Joe, so sorry… our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Eric will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Marie Shock on March 11th, 2021 10:02 am

I was privileged to know Eric through my husband John Shock, his classmate from kindergarten through high school. We visited with him at his home in Kreadyville and out West when he managed a restaurant there. We kept in touch at Christmas and saw him at high school reunions. He was a daredevil and a softy all rolled into one. We will miss Eric very much.

Condolence from Judy Stoltzfus on March 11th, 2021 10:17 am

As a class mate of Eric’s at Penn Manor HS, I always looked up to him with awe not only for his wisdom and easy going character, but also his natural way of interaction with fellow classmates that made you like him. So long to you, Eric , for this short time , as we will all some day be reunited in the next dimension, however that will play out.
Condolences to the family in this time of great loss .
Judy Lehman Stoltzfus

Condolence from Mary DeLashmutt on March 12th, 2021 5:07 pm

I will miss our visits, emails and phone calls. How we will miss this piece of the PMHS class of 1963.

Prayers for all,
Mary DeLashmutt

Condolence from Soko on March 12th, 2021 8:06 pm

My sincere condolences to Eric’s family and many friends. As a fellow teacher he strived always for excellence in his students and in himself. He was always the most giving of himself to help others. He will be greatly missed. RIP my.good friend. Namaste

Condolence from Marian (Musser) Bollinger on March 14th, 2021 2:23 pm

Good memories of being in the same class at Hambright Elementary School.

Condolence from Alan Wilkinson on March 15th, 2021 5:29 pm

A friend for 70 years. Whenever I returned to Pennsylvania from Arizona for the past 50 years, Eric knew more about what my assorted childhood friends and acquaintances were doing than anyone else.

The Kreadyville Mayor has left the building. See you a little further down the road, my friend. You are already greatly missed.

Condolence from Joshua Jacoby on October 1st, 2021 9:29 pm

I had great memories with Mr. Marsh. As a student at New Oxford, he kept me away from the bad students. Pushed me to think and learn. I’ll always appreciate his commitment to teach his trades and share his experiences. I referenced him often after school. He left strong impressions on me. Thank you Mr. Marsh.

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