Terry Marsh died peacefully Sept. 7, 2010, following a brief bout with brain cancer.
Coming to Princeton from Kingswood Oxford School, he majored in chemical engineering. Terry roomed at Princeton with Horrow, Maxson, Monat, Rockwell, and Williamson, with whom he maintained lifelong friendships. When he wasn’t regaling classmates with his encyclopedic memory of jokes, Terry was an enthusiastic member of Charter Club and chaired the engineering council. He earned an advanced degree from UC Berkeley and went on to a 35-year career with Dow Chemical while cementing an international reputation in membrane filtration. Among Terry’s many passions, sailing was especially prominent.
In our 35th-reunion book, Terry wrote that Princeton was “a wonderful four years that went by all too quickly; an experience I couldn’t have hoped for, didn’t deserve, can never repeat, and will always appreciate.” Terry was more than we could have hoped for in a friend. The memory of his pursuit of excellence, unflappable good humor, devotion to family, and especially his desire to help those less fortunate than he, will be forever cherished by all who knew him.
Our deepest condolences go to his wife of 35 years, Susan; his son and daughter; his granddaughter; his mother; and the extended family and countless friends.