Roderick Marsh, Purple Heart recipient

Roderick Marsh, 87, of Fulton, died Friday, April 13, 2012 at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Watertown to the late Fredrick E. and Margaret D. Marsh he was a longtime resident of the Fulton area. He retired from NY Central Railroad where he was a brakeman and conductor.

An Army veteran serving in World War II, he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium and had received the Purple Heart for his injuries.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Jane Keehfus, who died in 1982, and by a sister, MaeAlice (Sue) Lane.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, the former Mary Beardsley; a son, Martin Marsh; a sister, Norma Fleming of North Carolina; a step-daughter, Sharon Holiday of Tucson, Ariz., step-children, John, Fred and Jeffery Beardsley, all of Central Square; and several step-grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held today, April 18 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Adnah Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

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