Marcia Ann VanArsdale

November 28, 1947 ‒ October 24, 2020

Delaware, Ohio


Marcia Ann VanArsdale, 72 of Delaware passed away peacefully, Saturday October 24, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving and supportive daughters.

Born November 28, 1947 in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Alfred Joseph & Marjorie Catherine (Menard) Tetreault. Marcia was one of 6 children that Alfred and Marjorie had. She graduated from high school in 1965, and would go on to meet her life long partner, Gary VanArsdale. They married and would go on to start their family together.

Marcia is survived by her loving husband Gary VanArsdale; daughters Becky (Mike Paulins) VanArsdale- Paulins and Jessica (Andy) Kirsch; grandchildren Iain Kirsch, Tate VanArsdale, Matt Kirsch, and Myah Paulins; great-granddaughter Flora VanArsdale; brother Paul (Patty) Tetreault; sister Mary Ellen (Kenny) Demond; and sister in-laws Sue Abbott and Lill Tetreault.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Jeff, Mark, and Scott Tetreault.

Marcia was a very creative and hands- on individual. She enjoyed arts and crafts, such as quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, decorating, and gardening. She enjoyed sewing hiking, and just overall spending time with her family.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial contributions may be directed towards the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, .

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • It is with sadness I learned of Marcia’s passing. I recall her as a terrific classmate, a friend to all and a leader at Bishop Feehan High School. May she Rest In Peace. With sympathy, Mike Walsh, Feehan ‘66.

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. Marcia & I were two of I think eight junior varsity cheerleaders in our freshman & sophomore years at Bishop Feehan – such a fun time. We had home sewn kelly green corduroy outfits and thought we could hold our own against anyone!!! We won a statewide cheerleading contest in our sophomore year and had to travel all the way to Worcester MA to compete!! We were even published in the Attleboro Sun!! Please take care

    Karen Preston McCarty

  • David and I are so sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. We have such fond memories of she and Gary over the years……dinners, parties, our kids weddings. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Nancy & David Lindimore

  • Becky,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom! Please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time .

  • I am so sorry about Marcia. We were in couples cards together for a long time. Prayers for your family.

  • I’m so sad and sorry to hear about my host mother Marcia’s passing. I won’t forget her love and kindness when I first arrived at your house, without speaking much English. I learned a lot with her and all of you. My prayers an thoughts are with you on this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
    My best regards
    Selene Santos

  • Jess, Becky and families-
    So many memories over the past 50 years. One special one was when your parents had us all over for a lobster bake…of course your Mom made sure it was in the classic Maine style…wonderful!
    Thanks for the memories,
    all our sympathies-
    Jeff & Mélisande Heckman 💙

  • I’m sorry to hear about another classmate passing of the class of 66. I enjoyed Marcia and her presents in high school. My condolence to family and friends.

  • Gary, Becky & Jessica,
    We are so sorry to about Marcia’s passing. She was such a good neighbor to us.
    You now have your own Angel in heaven looking over you.
    Thoughts & prayers heading your way.
    God bless you all,
    Sam & Jeanenne Carfagna

  • As I look out my front window at Marcia and Gary’s home it is hard to realize they are no longer living there. This past summer Marcis and I spent many enjoyable hours sharing stories about our past and talking about the accomplishments of our families. She was so proud of her daughters and their families. Will miss her and the hours we spent together. My condolences to her family.

  • Sorry to hear of your dear mother, wife’s passing.
    My parents were good friends with Gary & Marcia and I lived around the corner from them when they lived on Harlem Rd. I always enjoyed my interactions with both of them. Marcia was engaging, kind & creative to every life she touched.
    Thinking of you all and praying for your comfort.
    Linda & J Jonard

  • Gary,
    A number of us Sigma Nu’s have Zoomed recently and we heard that your wife Marsha passed away. I am sorry to hear that and offer my condolences to you and your family.
    Many years have passed since any contact with one another, and despite that, our roots at Ashland and our fraternity remain.

    Be well, Gary.

    All the best,

    Mike Moses
    248 410 1198

  • Gary:
    Alice and I just learned of Marcia’s passing and we are heartbroken for you and your family. It has been a half century since our time at Ashland and yet it seems as if it was just yesterday. May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our love,
    Alice & Don Jakeway
    San Antonio, Tx