Retired salesman Monroe ‘Mickey’ Marsh dies at 91

MONROE “MICKEY” MARSH, a retired steel and aluminum salesman for Glazer Steel, died earlier today, Monday, April 1, 2019, at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 91.

Monroe “Mickey” Marsh. (Photo by Alan Smason)

Besides his work as one of Glazer’s top salesmen, Marsh was a man with numerous connections in the business community and was a tireless supporter for his alma mater, Tulane University and the Green Wave football, basketball and baseball teams through many seasons. 

Born in the Bronx, Marsh served in the U. S. Army, following his high school graduation there. After his service, he enrolled at Tulane with the G.I. Bill, where he earned his business degree in 1952. It was as a Tulane student that he became enamored with the athletic programs, supporting all teams they fronted through thick and thin. 

Marsh was a longtime member of Congregation Gates of Prayer, B’nai B’rith and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was also a 25-year volunteer at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Fredalee Pollock Marsh, in October of 2016 and is survived by his three daughters, Sherryl Marsh of Buford, GA.; Barri Marsh Bronston of Metairie; and Donna Marsh Goldenberg (Eric) of Marietta, Georgia. He is also survived by two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3,  at 11:00 a.m. at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave in Metairie. Rabbi David Gerber officiated. Burial followed immediately at the Gates of Prayer Cemetery on Joseph Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Gates of Prayer or the Tulane Athletics Fund are preferred. Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Condolences may be expressed online here

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