Donald Marsh, 62, food service expert

December 18, 2005

Donald E. Marsh, a food and nutrition administrator at Morrison Healthcare Food Services, died of cancer Monday at his Ellicott City home. He was 62.

Born and raised in Warren, Pa., Mr. Marsh graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1961. He went to Pennsylvania State University, where he met Joanna King, whom he married in 1965. He graduated in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in food service administration.

Mr. Marsh worked at various hospitals, including Warren General Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He also taught food sanitation courses at numerous colleges in the Philadelphia area. In 1994, he received a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife later moved to Tampa, Fla., and Columbia, S.C. They moved to Ellicott City three years ago.

Mr. Marsh was a past national president and a member of the American Society for Hospital Food Service Administrators. He was also a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Presbyterian Church.

When not working, he loved to cook and entertain, his wife said.

Services were held Friday in Martinsburg, Pa.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Lisa M. Marsh of New York and Wendie Marsh Harrison of Bethesda; a twin sister, Dorothy Fredrickson of Great Valley, N.Y.; and one granddaughter.

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