OLEAN - Michael T. Marsh, of 1510 Washington St., passed away Thursday (Oct. 24, 2013) at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
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Born Dec. 20, 1952, in Olean, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Marsh. On Sept. 21, 1974, in Olean, he married the former Catherine Bardenett, who survives.
He was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1971. Mike was a fireman with the city of Olean and later a self-employed contractor. He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Church and member of the Olean Elks Club, was an avid golfer and former softball player in the Olean Slow Pitch Tavern League, and he enjoyed whitewater rafting and bocce.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Victoria (Ian) Tracy of Corning; a sister, Kathleen Marsh (Raymond) Bratschi of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Claudia (Giovanni) Colantuoni of Napa, Calif., Sheila (Bob Baxter) Barbaro of Olean, and Lucy (Robert) Robillard of Boonsboro, Md.; two brothers-in-law, James (Paula) Bardenett Jr. of Olean, and Larry (Sandra) Bardenett of Media, Pa; and a mother-in-law, Wanda Pessagno Bardenett of Olean.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 28, 2013). The Rev. Gregory Dobson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Church or Roswell Park Memorial Institute.
Guenther Funeral Home Inc
1303 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 26, 2013