Dec. 26, 1889 Staunton Augusta County Virginia, USA
Feb. 2, 1939 District Of Columbia, USA
Funeral services for Donald H. Marsh will be held tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Etter Funeral Home on West Main Street. Interment wil follow in the World War veterans burial section of River View Cemetery. Rev. R. W. Cousar, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Marsh was a member, will conduct the service at the funeral home. The local post of Veterans of Foreign Wars wil be in charge at the cemetery. All war veterans in the community are requested by the VFW and American Legion commanders to be present for the services. Mr. Marsh was a member of the local VFW post and former member of the American Legion. He had served one year as deputy chief of the staff in the Virginia Department of the VFW; and W. I. Wooddell, department commander; B. J. Showalter, department adjutant; and other members of the Staunton post are to attend the funeral. The two state officers of the Waynesboro post will participate in the grave service; including Melvin Lamb, Benj. J. Craig, E. M. East, George E. Harper, and E. L. Lambert. Pallbearers as announced today by the post officers will be: active-Emory C. Hanger, Theo R. Hartwick, J. E. Sayre, D. E. Lamb, Clifford Schwab, and F. E. Vanscoy; honorary-Dr. R. S. Griffith, R. B. Harry, W. W. Bowie, J. A. Austin, Andrew Bowman, S. R. Yount, W. W. Ross, Jack Palmer, W. F. Landes, and F. A. Pitzer. Mr. Marsh was a former resident of Waynesboro but had lived in the Dooms community for several years. He died at Mt. Alto Veterans' Hospital, Washington, Thursday following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Grace Parrish; three children; two brothers; and one sister. During the World War he served abroad for 15 months with the 94th Aero Squadron.
Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: February 4, 1939