Joshua Bradley Marsh

January 19, 1994 ‒ November 16, 2020

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Marysville, Ohio

On Monday November 16, 2020, Joshua Bradley Marsh, loving son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the age of 26. Josh was born January 19, 1994 in Westerville, Ohio. He graduated cum laude from Columbus State Community College in 2016 and magna cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2018. Josh was attending Salon Institute where he was a talented student.

Josh was a kind and loving soul. He was patient, gentle, considerate, and generous. He loved to watch every Steelers game with his Dad. He had to be their greatest fan! He actually believed that his actions had an impact on the game. Josh loved his long daily conversations with his mom who he treated like she was a queen. Josh made it a point to make his girlfriend, Chelsey, feel beautiful every day. Josh was so very proud of his brothers, Caleb and Jake. He adored his nephew, Carter. Josh loved hanging out with his family and he was an amazing cook; meatballs were his specialty. Josh loved roller coasters at Cedar Point. He had a passion for fashion and beautiful cars. He loved things to be colorful; his favorite color was red. He loved movies; his all-time favorite was Lawless. Josh loved all music, especially rap.  He had such a sweet tooth; his favorite candy was sour patch kids. He always gave the most loving thoughtful gifts to his family. He had a knack of making every person in the room feel special. Josh strived to live his life according to his favorite bible verse, Joshua 1:9.

Josh’s family is so very proud of him. He is a HERO! Josh made the brave and selfless decision to be an organ donor. He saved several lives with his amazing gifts. The person who received his heart is truly blessed.

Josh is survived by his parents, David and Tina Marsh; brothers, Caleb (Jessica Napierata) and Jacob; nephew, Carter; the love of his life; Chelsey Wolfe; grandparents Warren (Beth) Rose, Susan Rose, John (Mary) Marsh, Carolyn Welch; many special, loving aunts and uncles, Angela Rose, Emmie (Rodney) Miller, Michelle Marsh and John (Crystal) Marsh; and many special, loving cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Dan Welch; great-grandparents; and several special friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St, Delaware, OH 43015, with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.  Masks and the practicing of social distancing is required when inside St. Mary Catholic Church. Josh’s family will have a private celebration of his life after his burial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Josh’s name to benefit the MATA program. Checks can be made payable to Nationwide Children’s and mailed to PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216-6810 or online at The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to service the Marsh Family. To leave a condolence or to share a memory, please go to

  • So very sorry to hear about loosing Josh..What a loving soul he was and anyone who knew him would agree with this..We will be praying for your family and all of those close to Josh..It saddens my heart to hear the news..

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Josh. We hope the wonderful memories of him help comfort all of you during this time.

  • Our thoughts and prayer are with all of your family at this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you safe ! George and Margaret Perkins

  • This just doesn’t seem real and I wish to god it wasn’t. I love you so much josh! I pray that your happy and that your mom, dad, and brothers find someway to cope and heal.

  • Over the past week, I have spent time reflecting on the memories I have with Josh. Although it has been several years since we’ve last spoke, I will never forget our many memories. It first started as youngsters when we would hangout at wrestling meets, advanced into arguing on the playground over music in intermediate school, then to become best friends in middle school.

    My world is a bit sadder knowing that we have lost this sweet soul, but there is comfort in knowing that he has moved on beyond us and is with our Heavenly Father in a kingdom so remarkable that none of us down here can fathom.

    Josh, you have given me many reasons to smile over our years of friendship, and I will never forget your kindness. Rest easy, my old friend.

    My thoughts and prayer are with The Marsh Family.

    With love,


  • So sorry to hear about Josh. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • It is very sad when I read about a young person dying. Although I don’t know any of you, I feel like I know Josh. His picture along with the fantastic description of who he was and how he lived makes me feel like I was a personal friend. May all of these fabulous memories live in each one of you forever. The heroic gifts of life that he shared with others will be honored for years to come. Great job faithful servant. Enjoy your heavenly home.

  • Tina and family,

    I just learned of Josh’s passing. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother. You all will be in my prayers. My heart breaks for you.


    Lisa Propst