William Arthur Marsh, 61, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bill was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to the late Robert Marsh and Anne Marsh. He was a graduate of Concord High School, where he was a talented trombone player. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, where he was the president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was the proud owner of his company, IVS Associates, Inc., which was founded in August of 2000. He was an avid runner and completed hundreds of 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons.
Bill’s humor and infectious laugh will be most missed by those who knew him. He loved making people smile and had an art of finding humor in even the most difficult situations. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, his love for the Phillies, Eagles, and especially Flyers, was surpassed by none. He enjoyed reading Jack Kerouac and William Faulkner, as well as writing short stories. He loved his two daughters and was so proud of them.
William was predeceased by his father, Robert Marsh. He is survived by his mother Anne Marsh, daughters Heather (Gregory) Walker, Madalyn Marsh, their mother Barbara E. Marsh, sisters Joan (Lee) Sparks, Barbara (Thomas Mammarella) Marsh-Mammarella, and Carol (Tim Fretz) Marsh, nieces Caroline (Ricky Catrambone) Sparks, Lindsay (Mark) Balceniuk, and Laura Mammarella, nephews Christopher (Mira) Sparks and Brian Mammarella. His is also survived by his partner, Gia Capriotti.
The family would like the thank the doctors, nurses, and other health care staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the care they provided Bill at the end of his life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bill’s name to Flyer’s Charities, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148.
A memorial service for Bill will be held on Friday, April 26 at 11am, with a visitation starting at 10am at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.