Former George Mason student Richard (Jack) Marsh passed away Wednesday morning from complications of an unidentified heart-lung ailment earlier this week. He was a loving son, grandson, nephew and cousin. A high school junior this year, Marsh was a well-known and loved member of the George Mason family.
On a giant card hanging in the hallway that will be sent to the Marsh family, junior and football teammate Connor Rhodes wrote he loved him like a brother. Senior Caleb Ross also wrote that Marsh was “the most selfless person I know.”
It wasn’t just the students who loved Marsh. Various staff around the school were also close to him. Staff member Chrisline Baldo said he was just friendly to everybody and even today she can still picture his smile and it “brightens everything up.” The Mason community has lost a wonderful, cheerful student.
Marsh was a quarterback on the fall 2009 varsity football team. He gave the game 110 percent and wouldn’t be satisfied with anything less. If he did well in a game, he found a way to tell everybody, even if it wasn’t directly saying it.
Students at Mason are gathering donations to purchase Marsh a varsity football jacket. Donations may be dropped off in the main office of
In lieu of flowers, contributions are gratefully accepted at
Hoops For Youth Foundation
Fairfax, VA 22030
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the
Correction: The memorial for Richard Marsh will be in the George Mason auditorium on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2 p.m.
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