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Victor R. Marsh Jr.

April 30, 1940 — March 20, 2023


Victor R. Marsh of Canton Ohio, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on

March 20, 2023, at the age of 82. Born on April 30, 1940, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, he was the

youngest child and only son of Victor R Marsh and Gladys Pearl Snyder Marsh. Victor graduated

from New Philadelphia High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from The

University of Colorado and a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. He spent

the entirety of his career at Black McCuskey, Souers and Arbaugh where he practiced law for 56

years and was named the firm’s first managing partner.


Victor was an active and contributive member of the Canton community for the entirety of the

time that he lived there. He was instrumental in the renovation and preservation of downtown

Canton, serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce,

Chairman of Canton Tomorrow, Inc, and was the Vice Chairman of the Downtown Canton Land

Bank. He was the President of the Board of Trustees of the Canton Symphony Orchestra

Association and served on the Board of Directors for the North Canton Medical Foundation

where he additionally served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer. He additionally served on

the Board of Directors of The Stone Creek Brick Company, Marsh Industries, and the Masonite

Corporation for a number of years. He was one of the founding members of the Tuscarawas

County Community Foundation, which serves the greater Tuscarawas County community to this

day. Victor was particularly active at Trinity United Church of Christ, where he worshiped

weekly, served on multiple committees, and sang in the church choir for many years.

In addition to being devoted to his family, Vic had an incredible love for adventure,

automobiles, and the outdoors. He learned to fly while still a young teenager, soloed on his 16 th

birthday and owned a Cessna airplane for many years. Vic always had the most interesting

automobiles in his garage and raced a Crossle Formula Ford on tracks across the region later in

his life, taking his last lap when he was in is early 70’s. He was an avid fisherman and huntsman

and knew his way intimately around the Lake Erie islands and numerous trout streams across

the country. Along with his fellow hunters, he was often found walking the cold and snowy

Ohio woods on Saturday mornings chasing the ever elusive Grouse. Vic’s love for the outdoors

and Ohio countryside were best displayed at his farm in Stone Creek, where he spent countless

hours in the shadow of the woods and wildlife that abound there.


He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Eleanor M. Kirk, and Kathryn M. Medley.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Anderson Marsh, whom he met in high school and married on

August 24, 1963; three children, Victor R. (Kip) Marsh III and his wife Lorraine, Tiffany L. Marsh,

and Shannon P. Marsh; four grandchildren, Madelyn M. McClure, Luke W. W. Marsh, Victor R.

Marsh IV, Matthew A. Marsh; and his sister, Victoria M. Warner. He is additionally survived by

his sisters-in-law Margaret Fryer, Sandra Goodwill, Barbara Jaberg, and many nieces and

nephews.


Vic was a thoughtful, generous, compassionate person, always willing to help others. He will be

sorely missed.


A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Rd NW in

Canton, Ohio 44718 on Saturday, March 25th at 3:00pm with visitation starting at 1:30pm. Those who cannot attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Vic can sign the online guestbook by visiting the funeral home website at www.tolandherzig.com


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 3909 Blackburn Rd. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44718, www.trinityucc.com, or The Parkinson’s Foundation. www.parkinson.org


TOLAND-HERZIG

330 343-6132


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Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Trinity United Church of Christ

3909 Blackburn Rd. N.W., Canton , OH 44718

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Trinity United Church of Christ

3909 Blackburn Rd. N.W., Canton , OH 44718

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