Benjamin David Marsh, age 25 of Edinboro, died at his parent’s home in Edinboro on Saturday, August 21, 2010 after battling with heart disease for many years. Born in Erie on January 15, 1985, he is the son of Harold Lloyd and Deborah A. Walter Marsh.

Marsh, Benjamin DavidBen was a fun-loving young man who enjoyed life despite enduring many health issues since his early childhood. After graduating from General McLane High School in 2003, he worked for several years at Country Fair in Waterford and also as a machine operator at a local shop until he was unable to continue working.

His many interests included fly fishing, riding four-wheelers, computer programming, and playing video games. He loved animals and enjoyed his large group of friends. Most of all, Ben loved being a dad. He was a dedicated father and considered parenting his son as his proudest accomplishment.

Ben is survived by his loving family including his parents, Harold and Deborah Marsh, his son Landon Xavier Marsh, and his sister Elizabeth R. “Libbie” Marsh, all of Edinboro; also, his paternal grandparents, Harold and Mina Marsh of Corry; three aunts, Sue Winkelbauer and her husband Jim of Waterford, Lynn Schneider and her husband Art of Cary, NC, and Rae Ellen Francis and her husband Bill of Durham, NC; his uncle Larry Marsh and his wife Laura of Rochester, NY; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Helen Walter.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be there on Wednesday at 1:00pm officiated by Rev. Brian Kelly of McLane Church. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Corry.