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Monday, January 30, 2023



Sept. 26. 2001 – Funeral arrangements are pending for Calvert C. Marsh, who died Monday on St. John. A native St. Johnian, he was 55.
Marsh, a building appraiser with the Tax Assessor's Office, started work in that agency in the 1970s. Before that, he worked as a police officer. "He was a dedicated worker. He was very soft spoken but firm," Tax Assessor Roy Martin said from his St. Thomas office.
Marsh's sister, Eglah Clendinen, said that her brother was always willing to bring the family together and to help people." He was a good, kind-hearted person," she said.
St. John resident Robert O'Connor recalled Marsh as a "regular guy." He said the two of them played baseball together and that Marsh served several times as president of the St. John Lions Club.
Longtime friend J. Brion Morrisette said that Marsh was a person who made the transition from the old St. John to the new. Born in Coral Bay, he grew up in a time when horses were the only land transportation from there to Cruz Bay.
"He had his feet in both worlds," Morrisette said, adding that his friend had the social graces typical of old-time St. Johnians, but the business skills needed for today's world.
As St. John moved into a tourism-based economy, Marsh became an entrepreneur, opening a restaurant called The Still on the Coral Bay waterfront. When the establishment closed, he leased the property, and Morrisette said he had recently converted part of it to short-term rental apartments. "He had wonderful business vision," Morrisette said.
Marsh is survived by his wife, Augusta Marsh; son David Marsh; daughter Liz Yvonne Tanner Marsh; brothers Kenneth and Meredith Marsh; sisters Eglah Clendenin, Myrine Hodge, Minerva Marsh Jacobs and Joan Marsh Krigger; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are by Creque's Funeral Home.

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