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MARSH, KARL W. Karl Whitney Marsh, 88, passed peacefully from this life on August 5, 2014, at Branford Hills Health Care Center. Karl, nicknamed Bucky, lived most of his life in Branford. He was born on November 15, 1925, to parents Whitney LaDue Marsh and Vega Linnea Reynolds Marsh. He graduated from Branford High School in the class of 1943. He served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II, seeing duty in India. After the war, he completed his education, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Dartmouth College in the class of 1950. Karl lived in Southern California for five years before returning to Connecticut. He taught English and coached hockey at Amity Regional High School and was named Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Shortly thereafter, Karl began a long career as a trust officer with Connecticut National Bank, retiring in 1989. Karl held the position of secretary and director of Sports Associates, Inc., owner of the New Haven Nighthawks American Hockey League team. He was inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. Karl was a past master of Widow’s Son Lodge #66 and a member of the American Legion. He was a lifelong member of Tabor Lutheran Church in Branford. Karl was known for his great love of literature, music, art and his gift for public speaking. He was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. His greatest joy in life revolved around his family. Karl is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sylvia Anne Bergeson Marsh. He leaves behind his children, Amy Marsh Macionis (John) of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Elizabeth Marsh Coolidge (Robert) of Branford, and Philip Marsh of Guilford; his grandchildren McLean Macionis of Los Angeles, CA, Whitney Macionis of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Grace and Eve Coolidge of Branford; his brother, David Reynolds Marsh (Natalie Walsh) of Branford and Stuart, FL. A service honoring Karl’s life will be held on Monday, August 11 at 11:00 at Tabor Lutheran Church in Branford. Burial in Tabor Cemetery will follow, and his family will visit with guests during a luncheon after the interment. Gifts in honor of Karl’s life may be made to the Memorial Fund of Tabor Lutheran Church, 25 Tabor Drive, Branford, CT 06405. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements. See online memorial @ www.wsclancy.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 8, 2014
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