Memorial for Richard Marsh at GMHS Sunday

Richard Marsh with his mother Rena

November 19, 2011

A memorial service for Richard Marsh will be held this Sunday, November 20th at the George Mason High School Auditorium from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Richard, age 16, died on Wednesday November 16 in Newport News where he was attending Woodside High School. Until recently Richard was a resident of Falls Church where he was an outstanding athlete on local football, baseball, and basketball teams. He was a beloved friend to many here and his passing has caused an outpouring of emotion from many students, staff, and residents.

Richard’s mother Rena, is a resident of Falls Church and, as GMHS principle Tyrone Byrd said in a letter to parents, “a steadfast advocate for the Falls Church City school system for more than a decade,”

The Memorial will be held in the George Mason High School Auditorium. There will be overflow seating available in the cafeteria with a live feed. Parking will be available on the GMHS campus with additional free parking in the Virginia Tech/Metro parking lot adjacent to the GM campus. The Memorial program will also be broadcast live on FCCTV.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Sunday, November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend) at 15322 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are gratefully accepted at:

Hoops for Youth Foundation
10623 Jones Street Suite 101-A
Fairfax, VA 22030


November 19, 2011 


One Response to “Memorial for Richard Marsh at GMHS Sunday”

  1. Stan Fendley, Falls Church City on November 20th, 2011 9:40 pm

    Wonderful memorial service. This young man touched a lot of lives in his 16 years, as demonstrated in the many friends who spoke so fondly of him. His mother is an extraordinarily strong and gracious person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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