william marsh
William F. "Bill" Marsh, 85, of Weirton, and most recently of Georgetown, TX, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Round Rock, Texas. Born February 25, 1928, in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Milton Ross and Ann Schafer Marsh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Puskaric Marsh on November 14, 2004, his brother, Dr. James Marsh and his sister, Doris Ann Terry. Mr. Marsh joined his family's business in 1948, Marsh Hardware, a mainstay in the Weirton Community since 1921. He worked there for 60 years before his retirement. The business is now in its third generation of family ownership with his son, Fred at the helm. Bill was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, BPOE 1801, National Retail Hardware Association, and a former Board of Director of the Rexcel Corporation. Bill is survived by his four sons, Fred (Sue) Marsh of Weirton, William D. (Maria) Marsh of Austin, TX, Eric M. Marsh of Georgetown, TX, and John Marsh of Flower Mound, TX; his sister, Mary Angela McGhee of Aurora, IL; six grandchildren, Deanna K. Marsh, Chad R. Marsh, William J. Marsh, Catherine Maria Marsh, Katherine Rose Marsh, and Andrew Marsh; two great- grandchildren, Colton and Ella. Visitation will be held Friday 2-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. A rosary will be recited at 4 PM Friday in the funeral home. BPOE 1801 Memorial Services will be conducted at 7 PM Friday in the funeral home. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Fred, Billy and the Marsh family, you have my deepest sympathy on the your father, Bill. He was very knowledgeable and help me many time on different hardware projects.

    Nick Kundrat

  2. My deep sympathy on your DAD passing, I am sorry I am away but my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless, John Newbrough

  3. Also teasing and laughing at a good joke. Teased my dad, Charley Hair, about the catholics. Bill always knew you and made you fell good. So Sorry for your loss.

  4. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father. I always enjoyed going to the old store. It was total organized chaos but He always knew were everything was in the store and going there was more then just a routine trip to a hardware store.

  5. My sympathy to the MARSH family, ur dad will be saddy miss in weirton , it wont be the same walkn in the store and MR. MARCH sitting therein his chair and hits with one one his one liners and that SMILE , AND ALWAYS A THANKS RIP mr march

  6. Dear Marsh Family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your loved one.

    I had many keys for the mill made by Mr Marsh. I learned you never brudh a master.

    Every key he ever made worked..

    He was a joy to talk with.

    May God now bless you as reflect on all your memories as you travel the grief path of missing your Dear one.

    Thinking love,

    An ole store customer.

    Darlene McKinley

  7. My deep ccondolences to the Marsh family. Bill Marsh was an Icon in Weirton and will be missed. May God bless you in your grief. Sorry that I’m away from Weirton, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ralph Cox

  8. Tim Gates, Chattanooga, TN

    Feddie & Sue, Billy, Eric & Johnny..I was saddened by the news of Bill’s passing but it brought on a plethora of memories, especially the couple of years I worked at the store in the mid-1970’s. I wish I could list them all here, but the main thing is I learned a great deal from your dad, not only about the hardware business but about life. He & your mom always made me feel like part of the family, not an employee. I will forever remember Bill and all those years I knew him, now he is with the Lord and resting.

    R.I.P. “Two Ton” Marsh

  9. sincere condiolences from the family @robert scottlumber in wellsburg ..we all know how important generational business leaders are to their communities and what a losethey are…god bless youall

  10. My sympathies to my cousins in the Marsh family. My earliest recollections were of the Marsh Hardware Store on Main Street. Bill was a young man in those days!

  11. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Marsh FamilyWhenever I was facing a difficult plumbing problem Bill would guide me through choosing the correct parts, and give his advice and encouragement on how to proceed. Always a great help.

  12. Our deepest sympathy to the Marsh family. Bill was always in our store (Christy’s and Ronnie’s Fruit Market) He loved fresh produce and was a dear friend. We will miss his friendly face at the hardware store where he would greet you when you came in.

  13. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you during this difficult time; may God bless each of you.

  14. Fred, Sue and all of the Marsh family

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember going to the old store with my Dad and loving that place. He was always ready to help me make keys “the right way.” Our prayers during this difficult time.

    Carl and Donna Zahn, Nathan, Andrew and Matthew

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