US Marines


Honor Mission

Robert F. Marsh, Jr.

US Marine Corps
Korean War Era Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 06/24/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Robert Francis Marsh, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Robert, 91 passed on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Born in the Bronx, Robert was the eldest of 14 children who grew up in Staten Island. He graduated from St Peter's Catholic High School and was a life-long, devout Catholic. After high school, he entered the US Marine Corps on 11 December 1951. He was trained as a Field Radio Operator (Specialty Code 2531), and was stationed in Europe and Panama for almost 13 months. He was honorably discharged during November of 1953, and for his service, was awarded the Navy Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Robert later studied at SUNY Oswego College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Technology on the GI Bill. He went on to teach industrial arts in Albany schools and later he worked as a technical representative for McKnight Publishing and Delmar Publishing selling industrial arts books. He would later return to education as a guidance counselor for Roxbury High School. He ended his working life as an employee of the New York Transportation Department.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

06/24/2022 at 09:00am

Staging Location:

Our Lady of the Assumption Church
498 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY 12110

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Shirley Gawlak - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Staging at the church with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests beginning at 09:15 a.m. Church services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Delatour Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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