Anthony ”Tony” Barton Marsh

01/26/1955 — 02/06/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Richland, Washington

Anthony ”Tony” Barton Marsh

EINAN’S FUNERAL HOME

Anthony “Tony” Barton Marsh, age 50, a lifelong resident of Richland, WA, died February 6 at Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House after a January 29 heart attack and resulting complications.

Anthony was born to Pauline and Barton Marsh on January 26, 1955 in Richland. He was a 1975 graduate of Columbia High School and wore his class ring proudly. A 25-year employee in the 200 areas, he was a nuclear process operator on the tank farms, and at Waste Encapsulation Storage Facility WESF.. A member of the Army, he was called into service in the aftermath of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.

An avid reader and master of crossword puzzles, he and his best friend and coworker, Bill Cook, enjoyed many a long road trip on their Harleys. Bill says Tony was a dependable friend with a kind heart, always ready to lend a helping hand.

Tony is survived by his mother Pauline Walter Marsh, of Richland, and his sister, Mary Germaine Clizbe, of Klamath Falls, OR., his niece Anna Sisk and his nephews James, Christopher, and Marcus Clizbe. In 1999 he was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland on Sat., February 26 at 1 p.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House at 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336-3000.

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  • Tony:

    You were the best block buddy during our years as neighbors on Birch Street. I am sorry I didn’t get over to Richland this past fall…I was planning to photograph you and Pauline as I knew she was becoming frail…though you both still had your kindness, your humor, your gentleness when I talked to you both last Sept. Who would have thought that you both would be gone. I miss you both terribly and feel very cheated that I didn’t know of your condition. Take care good buddy. I’ll never forget times around the porch listening to Pauline’s stories; or the hundred-or-so cats; or Corky or Bart; or the day he drove the brand new’63 ford pick-up camper home; or camping out in your pup tent in the back yard; or your air pop gun; or watching Batman or Sea Hunt or the saturday matinee at Uptown Theatre; or agate hunting.

    Mary: would you please call me and leave a mssg at 425-379-0613. I am in Oklahoma until the 18th; but want to attend the service. Thank You. Long-time Richland friend, Kevin Ryan.

    Kevin Ryan
    November 4, 2014
    Mill, Creek, WA, US
  • Dearest baby brother, you were supposed to outlast me by years and years! But now you are at peace with mom and dad. I miss you. Think of you often. Wish we’d had more time together, and wish we’d shared more details about our lives. I’m proud of what an excellent marksman you were, how softhearted you were, and how many true friends you have, and how generous you were with them and our parents. I’m privileged we spent your last days together and were able to reaffirm our love for one another. Thank you for taking care of mom. I’m glad you and she had such a special closeness. You meant the world to her. And I know how much you loved her. God bless and keep you, Tony.

    sis

    Mary Marsh Clizbe
    November 4, 2014
    Klamath, Falls, OR, US
  • Where do I start? Tony was a friend of mine, a very good friend. We shared a lot of things. Reading and discussing the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 70’s, seeing Star Wars so many times I think about 25 we had the dialog down pat. Seeing Tron in Sunnyvale. Shooting out at the POW camp at Horn Rapids with Doug, and cruising in the desert. Taking a color photography class together. The road trips to California in the Datsun Z car to see Tony’s sister. One time Tony made a special flight to California just so we could drive back together to Richland together after a summer job I had ended. What a great road trip that was, through Yosemite, a thunderstorm with hail and lightening at Glacier Point, out to Mono Lake, up 395 all the way through eastern Oregon to home. Tony, Doug, and I went camping at White Pass just in time to have Mount St. Helens blow her top and cover us with ash. Going riding on the back of Tony’s Harley Sportster. So many more things. Tony wove a special thread through my life and I am a better and richer man for knowing him. We had not seen each other for a long time until a year and a half ago when I had a chance to visit and it was like no time had passed, it was old times. A wonderful evening that I will cherish forever. Tony, man, I miss you, thanks for coloring my life.

    Marty Kulmus

    Marty Kulmus
    November 4, 2014
    Vallejo, CA, US
  • Tony:

    You were the best block buddy during our years as neighbors on Birch Street. I am sorry I didn’t get over to Richland this past fall…I was planning to photograph you and Pauline as I knew she was becoming frail…though you both still had your kindness, your humor, your gentleness when I talked to you both last Sept. Who would have thought that you both would be gone. I miss you both terribly and feel very cheated that I didn’t know of your condition. Take care good buddy. I’ll never forget times around the porch listening to Pauline’s stories; or the hundred-or-so cats; or Corky or Bart; or the day he drove the brand new’63 ford pick-up camper home; or camping out in your pup tent in the back yard; or your air pop gun; or watching Batman or Sea Hunt or the saturday matinee at Uptown Theatre; or agate hunting.

    Mary: would you please call me and leave a mssg at 425-379-0613. I am in Oklahoma until the 18th; but want to attend the service. Thank You. Long-time Richland friend, Kevin Ryan.

    Kevin Ryan
    November 4, 2014
    Mill, Creek, WA, US
  • Dearest baby brother, you were supposed to outlast me by years and years! But now you are at peace with mom and dad. I miss you. Think of you often. Wish we’d had more time together, and wish we’d shared more details about our lives. I’m proud of what an excellent marksman you were, how softhearted you were, and how many true friends you have, and how generous you were with them and our parents. I’m privileged we spent your last days together and were able to reaffirm our love for one another. Thank you for taking care of mom. I’m glad you and she had such a special closeness. You meant the world to her. And I know how much you loved her. God bless and keep you, Tony.

    sis

    Mary Marsh Clizbe
    November 4, 2014
    Klamath, Falls, OR, US
  • Where do I start? Tony was a friend of mine, a very good friend. We shared a lot of things. Reading and discussing the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 70’s, seeing Star Wars so many times I think about 25 we had the dialog down pat. Seeing Tron in Sunnyvale. Shooting out at the POW camp at Horn Rapids with Doug, and cruising in the desert. Taking a color photography class together. The road trips to California in the Datsun Z car to see Tony’s sister. One time Tony made a special flight to California just so we could drive back together to Richland together after a summer job I had ended. What a great road trip that was, through Yosemite, a thunderstorm with hail and lightening at Glacier Point, out to Mono Lake, up 395 all the way through eastern Oregon to home. Tony, Doug, and I went camping at White Pass just in time to have Mount St. Helens blow her top and cover us with ash. Going riding on the back of Tony’s Harley Sportster. So many more things. Tony wove a special thread through my life and I am a better and richer man for knowing him. We had not seen each other for a long time until a year and a half ago when I had a chance to visit and it was like no time had passed, it was old times. A wonderful evening that I will cherish forever. Tony, man, I miss you, thanks for coloring my life.

    Marty Kulmus

    Marty Kulmus
    November 4, 2014
    Vallejo, CA, US
  • It was wonderful meeting Tony during my sister Deb’s & my adventure to Washington to meet our family we never got the chance to meet before. Such a wonderful person you were. Good memories, good times…

    Laura Germaine Walter Tucker
    November 4, 2014
    Rogers, AR, US
  • Will miss you Tony. I will always remember riding with you on the Harley. I know you are riding in the mountians of Heaven with your Mom.

    Love ya

    Deb Walter

    Deb Walter
    November 4, 2014
    Rogers, AR, US
  • Tony I can’t believe you’re gone. I figured you and me would go for a ride on our Harleys together this spring. You and Pauline have been very kind to me these last few years. We had become good friends and I miss you. You were such a good and faithful son, I guess it should be no surprise that you would go on to heaven to get things ready for your mom.

    Miss you brother.

    Bob Blaylock
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • A sincere thank you to all who joined us at the service and to all who shared their love and lives with Grandma Pauline and Uncle Tony. We continue to remember all of the happy memories together. My wife Marian and I are so blessed that our only son Weston Chad Clizbe was able to spend quality time with his only Great Grandmother and Great Uncle during the last three years. Weston loved them dearly and already cherishes the time he spent with them. We find peace knowing that Grandpa Bart, Grandma Pauline and Uncle Tony are together again with our Lord in heaven.

    GOD BLESS YOU

    Christopher Clizbe
    November 4, 2014
    Lynden, WA, US
  • Dear Friend, I sit here the day following your and your Mom’s service, and am trying to find the words for what I feel. I know I will truly miss you and the wonderful way you had of looking at everything. I will remember the great motor cycle trips we went on together, and one not so great one thru Ellensberg canyon. But I still remember the sense of humor you had, strung up in traction in the hospital with a pulverized leg and jaw wired shut that did not slow down your talking ability however lol and already shopping for a Datsun Z car from your hospital bed. All the camping adventures we had from hiking and fishing to getting volcanoed on.

    I will continue to share stories with our friends and remember the fun times we had.

    Goodbye brother, rest easy. We will ride together again.

    Doug Patterson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, US
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