Arthur L. Marsh, 78, of Liberty Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Art was born May 16, 1941, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Vernon "Hoss" and Jessie (Gibson) Marsh. Art was a member of the 1959 graduating class of Hubbard High School, and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, in Girard.
He had worked as a machine operator for McKay Machine, and Wean United, for 34 years, and later as a foreman for United Freezer and Storage for 8 years. He was a part-time flight instructor for over 50 years, and had received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, for 50 years of safe flying, and also was inducted into the "Ernie Hall Aviation Hall of Fame" in 2014. Art was a member of the Mahoning Valley Old Car Club, and was a WW II Army Air Force enthusiast.
Art was known for his kind and generous heart, sense of humor, and his endless devotion to his family and friends. He will deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
He married the love of his life, Margaret "Peggy" (McKenzie) Marsh, on August 10, 1963. Besides his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory, his children; Sally (Keith) Corso, of Liberty, and Arthur V. (Mary) Marsh, of St. Mary's, Kansas, his grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Christopher, Katie, Nicholas, Patrick, Timothy and Michael Corso; Therese and Rose Marsh, and his sisters; Margaret "Peggy" (Art) Tobey, of Hubbard, Helen (Tom) McGlynn, of Hubbard, Marsha (Cy) Buser, of Cortland and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Art is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Colleen, who died in 1967; brother, Harry (Buzzy) Marsh and sister Rebecca Churchill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 3rd, 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Lawrence Ave.,Girard, Ohio, preceded by the rosary at 8:15 AM at Blackstone Funeral Home, and the rosary at 8:40 AM at the church.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:30 - 7:30 PM on Sunday, at Blackstone Funeral Home. Words of Remembrance will be held at 7:30 PM, immediately following visitation. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be given as a donation for a mass for the repose of his soul, to the church. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.