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Byron Richard ‘Dick’ Marsh | Obituary


November 10, 1927-July 2, 2021

Byron Richard “Dick” Marsh

Beloved father and grandfather, Dick, passed away from natural causes on July 2nd at age of 93. Dick was born in Los Angeles to Wes and Betty Marsh. He grew up in San Marino where he attended South Pasadena High School. After high school, he graduated from UCLA and then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate at USC Law School. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate Officer.
He then returned to Los Angeles, where he began a long legal career from which he retired in 2008. He spent the majority of his career as a partner in the law firm of Knapp, Marsh, Jones, and Doran. He was General Counsel for the Los Angeles County Sanitation District from 1968 to 2008.
He was a lifelong member of the Jonathan Club, where he regularly attended Toastmasters, Breakfast Club, and club events. He thoroughly enjoyed Sunday brunch with his family.
Dick was an avid traveler, opera enthusiast, reader, UCLA football fan, and dog lover. In fact, he never met a dog that he did not like.
Dick is survived by his son David, daughter Diane (George), granddaughters Katherine and Megan, and his former spouse Carolyn.
Family remembrance will be held in the future.

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