MARSH, Richard J. S.
After a courageous 2-year battle with cancer, Richard J. S. Marsh passed away peacefully at his Sacramento home on September 4, 2012. He was 57.
Richard was born and raised in New Zealand, and came to the U.S. as a teen when his father accepted a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Richard earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees at U.W., the latter in real estate analysis.
He was a thoughtful man with a passion for helping people, particularly those who were under-served. As senior finance analyst with the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), Richard worked tirelessly on local development and redevelopment projects that created affordable housing for those in need. His efforts made a lasting impact on both the Sacramento community and on SHRA. His work resulted in the construction of 2,100 housing units that offer hope, stability, the reality of belonging, and a place to build dreams for countless people. His legacy will live on in those homes, the relationships he forged, and the family and friends who were blessed to have known him and his wickedly dry sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Lynne Campanale, and brother David of Portland, Ore. Richard is now reunited with his parents, Bruce and Doris Marsh.
Friends and colleagues are invited to a memorial celebration of Richard's life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd, at 600 I Street, 15th floor. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's name can be made to either the Foundation Uniting Needs and Dollars (FUND) at F.U.N.D. Inc., Attn: Finance, 801 12th St, Sacramento CA, 95814; or to Mercy Hospice, 9912 Business Park Dr, Ste 100, Sacramento CA 95827.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on September 16, 2012