Sewell R. Marsh Jr.

Sewell R. Marsh Jr.

HEATHSVILLE—Sewell R. Marsh Jr. was called home to be with our Lord on August 27, 2022, at his home in Heathsville, after a prolonged battle with dementia and Parkinson’s.

 Sewell, known by his friends as Bob, was born on April 27, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., to Sewell R. Marsh Sr. and Dorothy Hastings Marsh, who preceded him in death. His only brother, Stanley, also preceded him in death.

 Bob married his first wife, Patricia B. French, on July 28, 1950. They were married 47 years until Patricia’s death on July 21, 1998. He is survived by their children, J. Scott Marsh, Stuart B. Marsh and Kerry A. Yodzis. He was called Pop-Pop by 10 grandchildren, Jessica Patrick, Meghan Whitfield, Lorrie Cubbage, Leanne Sor, Michael Palmer, Kevin Marsh, Melissa Vargas, Taylor Hudson, Thomas Yodzis and Kayla Yodzis. He also had six great-grandchildren.

 Bob married Penny Davidson on June 10, 1998, and made his permanent home in Heathsville. He spent his retirement with Penny at their home on the river. Bob is also survived by Jennifer Marsh Sanders, Penny’s daughter, who he adopted shortly after they married; granddaughter, Olivia Sanders; his stepson, Lance Davidson; and his grandson, Lincoln Davidson.

 Bob was an electrical engineer and worked for NASA for 25 years and he flew planes for the Virginia State Police.

Bob worked on the “The Great Stalacpipe Organ” in the Luray Caverns. He ground down the tappers or plungers that would tap on the stalactites to play a certain tone on the organ.

He loved volunteering at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene. For many years he took care of all the lighting and electrical needs at the church.

 A viewing was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock.

A “Celebration of Life” service for Bob will be held at White Stone Church of the Nazarene at a later date.

The burial service will be held at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Ellicott City, Md., where he will be interred next to Patricia at a later date.