Elias Joseph Marsh II (EJ)
- March 22, 1950 - September 28, 2012
- Georgetown, Texas
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“EJ never let ALS define who he was as a person. Captured in amber for all time is the view of a witty, smart, kind, generous, faithful, upright man,...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie Rees - sister-in-law
“EJ was and is my dear brother, companion, advisor, supporter and above all friend. His guidance and support took me and our parish though some...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Martin - Baltimore, MD
“God's love, peace and gratitude for servanthood and a spirit that you so willingly shared with others- we pray that the Lord brings your extended...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Carpenter - Cousin
“Hi EJ-I always knew you were a good and faithful servant of the Lord but in the last few days I have been reminded of that more and more through...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Meghan D'Aguiar - Austin, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. It appears as if your brother understood that the sufferings that we...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Tripp - Raleigh, NC
“I recently met EJ and Jean at the ALS Support Group Meeting here in Georgetown, Tx. I so appreciated EJ's openness and willingness to talk about his...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jan Milburn - Georgetown, TX
Elias Joseph Marsh II (EJ), 62, passed away September 28, 2012, after a three year battle with ALS. He was born March 22, 1950, to Henry and Mary Marsh. EJ was a part time comedian (always enjoyed a good or stupid joke), a connoisseur of good scotch, cookies, and ice cream (in no particular order), but was most importantly a living witness of his faith. An architect known for his meticulous attention to detail, EJ is likely now pointing out architectural details that could enhance the pearly gates.
Growing up in Florida, Elias served in the US Air Force from 1969 to 1972, and served in the Vietnam War as a Radio Intercept Analyst Specialist. In 1978 he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Arts in Architecture. He worked as an architect in North Carolina and Maryland from 1978 until his retirement in 2011, and was a member of the American Institute of Architects. Elias was also active in his church since 1984, and served as a Sunday school teacher, adult Bible study teacher, Vestry member, Lay reader, and Sub-Deacon.
Elias, also known as Joe, EJ, Elias, Daddy, or Dad depending on the company, is survived by his wife, Jean Marsh, three siblings, Hardy, Ken and Anne Marsh, daughter, Emily Fish, son, Eli Marsh, two step daughters, Meghan and Stacy D'Aguiar, and two grandsons, Jackson and Connor Fish.
While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his life, and embrace his entrance into heavenly peace, something he looked forward to eagerly in his later years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the ALS Association-Texas ( http://web.alsa.org/goto/JeanMarsh ); Crossnore School ( http://www.crossnoreschool.org ) or Faith Lutheran Church ( http://flcms.org ).
A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th at Faith Lutheran Church in Georgetown.
You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.