US Air Force

Robert "Bob" Marsh, Sr.

June 12, 1938 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 83)

Tribute

 

Robert “Bob” G. Marsh, 83, of Burlington, died on Saturday, April 16th at John Dempsey Hospital.  Beloved husband to the late Carol (Hutchins) Marsh, he was born in Bristol on June 12th, 1938, son to the late Arthur and Ethel (Garrigus) Marsh, he graduated from Bristol High School.  After serving two terms in the USAF around the country, Bob moved “back home”. He went on to work at Pratt & Whitney for over 30 years before retiring. Then his career as “Bob the beloved school bus driver” began where over the next decade almost everyone in town came to know and admire him. Bob’s passions included his family, serving his church, helping others, collecting firewood, and tending his land. He rarely missed a Sunday worship service, serving many roles and committees at Burlington Congregational Church over the years, and First Congregational Church of Bristol prior to that. He enjoyed family events, his daily newspaper, ipad puzzles, suduko, riding his tractor, tending his woodstove, concerts, and calls/visits from loved ones.  Earlier in life he was active in boy scouts, mentoring young adults and has always shared his skills to help others out and grow.

He is survived by his children: Robert Marsh Jr. and his wife Mary of Bristol, Jeffrey Marsh and his wife Beejay of SC, Jonathan Marsh and his wife Donna of CA, Elizabeth Marsh of NY, LouAnn Corbidge, of Burlington, Coreen Thompson and husband David of Granby, grandchildren; Air Force Captain Justin Marsh and Heather Wilensky PA, Alex and Julianna Marsh, and Ashley and Garrett Thompson;a great grandson; Zachary Marsh; a nephew Jeff Parke and niece Sandra Light.  Bob was predeceased by his sister Beverly Parke and his stepmother Barbara Marsh.

A Celebration of Robert’s life will be this Friday, April 22, 2022 from 4 to 7 PM at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Avenue, Bristol who has the honor of serving Robert’s family. Family and friends are invited to meet at the Congregational Church of Burlington at 268 Spielman Hwy, Burlington, on Saturday morning, April 23rd at 10 AM to attend Robert’s funeral service. Burial will follow in West Cemetery, 49 Pound St., Bristol with full military honors. To leave an online condolence go to Robert’s memorial page at www.funkfuneralhome.com

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Services

A Celebration of Life
Friday
April 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Burlington Congregational Church
268 Spielman Highway
Burlington, CT 06013

Military Honors
Saturday
April 23, 2022

11:30 AM
West Cemetery

Bristol, CT

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