Born: October 29, 1932
Death: July 22, 2017

David Edward Marsh, age 84 of Ada, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Marcia; children Susan Edith Marsh, William David (Melissa Goddard); brothers Stephen (Judy) Marsh MD, Allan (Pat) Marsh, Craig Marsh; brothers-in-law Ronald (Marcia) Yaw, Donald (Cindy) Yaw; grandchildren Sally C. Marsh, Hannah C. Marsh, and William H. Marsh. After his service in the U.S. Army, Dave worked for Associated Truck Lines in Chicago before returning to home to Grand Rapids, where he worked at American Seating and Challenge Manufacturing. He was a life member of the Grand Rapids Power Squadron and was active in the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association. An avid music lover, he played guitar and piano and sang his entire life. He also enjoyed flying remote control planes with the Wolverine Skyhawks. In retirement he enjoyed traveling in his motorhome with family, and spent 10 winters in Mission, Texas, happily “not shoveling snow.” Always learning, Dave picked up photography, birding, and learned to play the dulcimer in his later life. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. The family will host a Celebration of Life in the Pfeiffer room of the Meijer Gardens on Wednesday, July 26, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with brief remarks at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Lake Public Radio.

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