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5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
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Edith Marsh

Edith Marie Marsh

Friday, January 23rd, 1925 - Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Edith Marie Marsh, 95, of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away peacefully, February 5th, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.

Edith was born January 23rd, 1925 in Plymouth, Massachusetts to the late Prentice Brigham Childs and Emily Marie Childs. Growing up on a farm in Manomet, Massachusetts she found a true appreciate and love of animals, birds, flowers, and nature all together. She later moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Edith, alongside her husband of 17 years Robert Marsh Sr. Together, they operated “Pizza Bobs”. Known for their legendary pizzas on the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor. She was often called the “Pizza Babe” alongside “Pizza Bob” himself. After moving to Virginia Beach in 1999 to live with her daughter, Sharon Shuler, son-in-law, Jeff and grandson Nathan Jeffrey Shuler; she stayed active and young at heart. She would often volunteer at the Virginia Beach SPCA and the Chesapeake SPCA. She was a longtime member of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens where she spent many afternoons with her family and friends. Edith was also a longtime member Greenbrier family Y.M.C.A.; and was part of the active older adults for the past 19 years. Later in life she enjoyed a good Word Search and always had a good book close by. Although, life wasn’t kind to her at times, she never became cynical or critical of anyone. Edith loved her family and people in general. She looked for the best in people and would go the extra mile for anyone in need. Edith will always be remembered for her kind, forgiving nature with a smile that could light up any room.

Left to cherish her memory are: Son, Robert Marsh, Jr and wife Michelle of Williamsburg, Ohio; Daughter, Sharon Shuler and husband Jeff of Chesapeake, Virginia; Daughter, Audrey Goetz and husband Tom of Pinckney, Michigan; Son, William “Bill” Marsh and wife Karla of Somerset, Texas; Son, Roger B. Foster of Bangor, Maine; Sister, Harriet Schauer of Cocoa beach Florida (who is 98 years young); Many grandchildren: Nathan Shuler, Robert Marsh III, Kristin Bauer, Justin Bauer, Kortney Pilliteri,(Rob), Steven Farha (Alex), Tommy Goetz (Coleen), Amanda Goetz, Brandon Goetz (Kellie) Jacob Marsh (Darcy) and Alex Marsh, Jarrod Goetz and Krissy Goetz. Many great-grandchildren: Evan, Leah, Ava, Noah and Valyn. Edith is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Marsh Sr.; parents, Prentice Brigham Childs and Emily Marie Childs; brother, Prentiss Childs; brother, Walter Childs; and sister, Alice Grennel.

A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 pm, Monday, February 10th, 2020 at Great Bridge Community Church. 173 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be may be made to any local animal shelter in her name. Please share your condolences with the family at
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    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 6:00pm
    Great Bridge Community Church
    173 Mt. Pleasant Road
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
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Posted at 09:28pm
The Robert Marsh Family : Bob, Michele, Bobby, Lori, Evan, Leah, Kyler, Kristin, Justin, Ava, Noah, Brooklyn, Kortney, Rob and Valyn
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Terry & Helen Penn

Posted at 12:23pm
The light that we enjoyed and treasured that Edith provided has left us dark and lonely. What we'll treasure most about our memories of her is her genuine humanity that she shared freely with any and all persons. We're forever enriched by her example.

Stephanie West

Posted at 08:44am
My deepest condolences to the family. There has never been a time I would see Edith without a smile on her face. She was a beautiful, classy woman who enjoyed life and who adored her daughter, Sharon. I live on the same street as Edith, so I would see her enjoying her strolls through the neighborhood by her daughter or caretakers. Again, wearing that smile. You will be missed by so many people. May you Rest In Peace now and have perpetual light shine upon you, Edith!

Cynthia Rupert

Posted at 11:20pm
Hi Family....I think I was around 7 or 8 and your mom brought down a big pizza for all of us.
It was the first time I had tasted a pizza !!
I remember hanging out at your house and having fun 😉 So sorry to hear she has heart goes out to all of you

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